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Region 5 Spiritual Wing

Due to the vast size of Region 5, we tend to hold events in 3 areas – Newcastle, Leeds/Bradford, and Greater Manchester. Events such as Shivratri, Akhand Bhajans, Gurupurnima etc tend to be celebrated at a local level, and Swami’s birthday program tends to be a regional event.

The other regional event is our annual summer retreat to the Lake District which allows us to all meet, reflect, take time out, share experiences and focus without distraction on Swami’s teachings. Our last retreat was held in July 2011 on the theme ‘From Form to Formless’. For the full report please click here. Plans are already in place for the 2012 retreat!

Centres and Groups across the region hold regular study circles exploring Swami’s discourses and Sai literature in more depth.

Devotional singing is common to all our Centres and Groups and practice sessions are held across the region.

Greater Manchester Sai Centre runs a fortnightly Vedam Class and newcomers are always welcome to join. Classes take place from 4-5.30pm at the usual GMSC venue. Resources for this can be found here.

In September 2011 we held a joint Group Devotional Singing workshop with Greater Manchester Sai Centre and Blackpool and Morecambe Sai Groups. This was an opportunity not only to share and learn new (and old!) English devotional songs and bhajans but to also share experiences with Swami. Please click here for more details and some of the photos from this event.