UPDATE: Due to technical difficulties, video streaming has been canceled. Instead, audio recordings and reports of each day’s events are available here: ssec-2015
The Sai Spiritual Education Conference is being held in Prasanthi Nilayam, during 1-3 August, 2015. Sathya Sai educators from about 50 countries will discuss important topics in the educational field, as per attached programme (India time), see below.
About 50 Sathya Sai members attended a third Sathya Sai Cultural Summer Festival in Bad Neuenahr in July 2015. The event connected spirituality with local culture and traditions, with participants enjoying several presentations on the practice of love in business, religion, and cultural heritage. Read More →
The SSIO of New South Wales celebrated Guru Poornima with service. The youth conducted many projects, including a nursing home visit, food drive, tree planting, and organising a Life Skills programme for refugees and needy people. In July and August of 2015, Sathya Sai followers of all ages brought music and dancing to residents of seven nursing homes across Sydney to cheer up the residents. They packaged and distributed more than 2.8 tonnes of food to the House of Welcome and the Tregear community. The volunteers brightened the lives of refugees and disadvantaged people through creative arts, games, music, and inspirational talks.
Over the past two years, Sathya Sai Youth in Western Australia have volunteered regularly at Native Arc, a volunteer-operated wildlife rescue sanctuary in the protected wetlands of Bibra Lake. The sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates injured Australian native animals in the region. Every three months, the youth spend a day caring for the animals, including cleaning enclosures, preparing food for the animals, and establishing new enclosures. This opportunity educates the youth on the importance of conservation and caring for Mother Nature.
Odessa is Ukraine’s third largest city, on the north-western shore of the Black Sea, and was the site where Sathya Sai volunteers organised a children’s camp on human values from 12th to 20th July 2015. In addition to these lessons in human values, camp activities also included study groups on work, vocal music, dances, learning games, and hiking.
Tree planting is popular among Australians in July, not only because the National Tree Planting Day falls in this period, but also because of school holidays, cooler winter weather, and soil conditions. In 2015, SSIO members in the states of Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and South Australia planted in all more than 24,000 native tree saplings in environmental service gestures to protect and nourish Mother Nature. Read More →
A fourth Sadhana Camp, held 10th–19th July 2015 in Sai Prema, Athens, and attended by 36 SSIO members from 12 European countries, included workshops on various spiritual topics related to divine love. Read More →
A sixth Latin American Diploma Course on Sathya Sai Educare was organised from 5th July to 3rd August 2015 in the Dominican Republic. The course took place in San Francisco de Marcois at a Catholic retreat house. The daily schedule of this 28-day course Read More →