Under bright skies, beautiful fall weather, and amidst the fragrant conifers at Pigeon Lake in Alberta, more than 200 members of the Sri Sathya Sai Center of Edmonton attended the Western Canada Sai Retreat on August 25-28, 2023.

Each day began with a resounding Nagar-Sankirtan and concluded with an entertaining campfire and marshmallow roast. The day was packed with wonderful musical performances by notable artists, inspirational talks and workshops on nutrition, yoga, balancing spiritual and social life, and sports ‘Olympics’ and artwork by SSE students. The musical presentation by enthusiastic Young Adults was delightful and well-received by the audience. Participants felt Sai’s blessings throughout the retreat.

They were especially thrilled to find sacred Vibhuti manifested in one of the sealed boxes of chocolates set aside as prasadam. The Retreat attendees enthusiastically resolved to meet more frequently and prayed for His continued presence in their lives.