The Sathya Sai School of Ribeirão Preto, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, was founded on 31st March 2002, Easter Day, with the blessing of Sathya Sai Baba. Classes began in April that year, and the school has Read More
The Sathya Sai School of Ribeirão Preto hosted its annual Harvest Festival on 13th June 2015, uniting the diverse school community of 240 students, their families, staff, and teachers. The festival celebrates the arrival of winter Read More
The Work Cradle is a service project established in August 1986 by a member of the Niterói Sathya Sai Centre in Rio de Janeiro to make layettes for newborn babies whose mothers were unable to afford them. As of 2014, Sathya Sai devotees have sewn 6,445 outfits for babies Read More
During 1st to 4th October 2015, the Brazilian Sathya Sai Foundation participated in an interfaith meeting promoted by the municipality of Petropolis (City of Peter) – a hilly town near Rio de Janeiro and summer residence of the last Emperor of Brazil, Peter II. The meeting, held at the historic Crystal Palace, was called Arati and highlighted Indian culture and spirituality. An estimated 9,500 people attended the meeting. Read More
On 12th September 2015, about 100 parents, students, families, staff, local community members, and guests attended a meeting honouring various faiths at the Sathya Sai School of Minas Gerais. The event, themed “Unity of Religions,” began with the Light Meditation, followed by recitation of inspirational quotes, interspersed with religious hymns and songs. Students of the Sathya Sai Centre of Serrano led the songs, including the touching song, The Sweet Taste of the Flower, rendered in Portuguese, exalting the founders of different faiths. The parents and grandparents of several students gave presentations on their respective religions. One student’s grandmother discussed Judaism in simple, loving terms, displayed a few objects of ritual, and ended with a devotional prayer. Another student’s grandmother spoke gracefully about Catholicism, touching the audience. Another parent delivered an inspiring lecture on Hinduism. The minister of the Baptist Church of Lagoinha addressed the group on the Evangelical Christian faith. The father of another student talked about the Shaman faith, concluding with a soulful devotional song. A member of the Sathya Sai Centre of Serrano presented the religions of Africa and other faiths of indigenous origin. The school principal discussed Islam, Zoroastrianism, and Buddhism, in collaboration with the coordinator of the Tibetan Buddhist Temple in Casa Branca, and others. The students staged a drama based on the life of Vivekananda, disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. The Sathya Sai School students also presented quotes by Sathya Sai Baba on religions, accompanied by faith-based songs, which drew much applause from the audience. The symbols of different religions were then placed in a basket, while the song, “We Are All from the Same Family, the Family of Love,” was sung in Portuguese. After the programme’s conclusion, parents, teachers, and staff engaged in extensive discussions about school affairs.
On 1st August 2015, the SSIO of Brazil organised a regional public meeting in Rio de Janeiro. The event, titled “Experiencing Peace and Love,” was attended by 70 people, 10 of whom were newcomers to the SSIO.
The SSIO of Brazil held a medical camp at Capão Valley in Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, one of the most underprivileged regions in the country on 4th and 5th June 2015. Health care services were provided by a dedicated medical-professional team of 15 doctors, four Read More
About 200 SSIO members of South America, including 35 youth, attended a Pre-World Conference from 6th to 8th March 2015, in Mendes, Rio de Janeiro. The conference was broadcast live online over two Sai web-TV channels, Read More
On 25th April 2015, about 90 parents, students, administrative staff, and local community members participated in a meeting at the Sathya Sai School of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The programme focused on self-transformation and human values, and commenced with practice of the Light Meditation. Read More
A national youth meeting themed, “We Are One! This Is the Only Truth,” was held in Mendes, Rio de Janeiro, from 14–16 November 2014. Youth from across the country participated with joy, devotion, and enthusiasm. Sixty youth, including Sathya Sai youth and newcomers to the SSIO of Brazil, attended the meeting. Read More