Observing Mahasamadhi in New Zealand

The SSIO of New Zealand observed Mahasamadhi Day on 24th April 2017 at St Leonards Road School, Auckland. The programme, “From Form to Formless,” opened with prayers and a melodious Maori chanting of “Te Aroha,” followed by a minute of silence in remembrance of the first landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) at Gallipoli, Turkey, during World War I. The SSE children presented a short play with a simple message, “You can find love in nature, animals, and in our hearts.” Young Adults offered a rousing musical performance incorporating western and eastern songs and musical instruments, after which a panel discussion highlighted the teachings of Sathya Sai Baba. A vote of thanks included a tribute to the ANZAC veterans who had given their lives a century ago for the benefit of future generations.