Sairam Dear All, Hope all is well with Swami’s grace!
Br. Sathya Sai Vadadhi – Guest Speaker SUNDAY, JULY 5th, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
This sunday we will have our regular Bhajans from 2 PM followed by Experiences Sharing by Br. Sathya Sai Vadadhi from 2:30 PM.
A short bio about Br. Sathya Sai Vaddadhi is below “Sathya Sai Vaddadhi studied at Bhagawan’s lotus feet during the years 1996-2001 at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. He is blessed by Swami to study his Bachelors at Brindavan campus and Masters at Prashanthi Nilayam Campus. He also did his schooling at Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar, Hyderabad. His family was also blessed to enjoy Swami’s proximity on many occasions since 1960s. He is currently serving Bhagawan as a Service Coordinator at Charlotte Sai Center and working as a Senior Vice President, leading modeling and analytics team at Bank of America”.
Please join the session.
The International Sai Organization is hosting “Global Guru Poornima” celebration this weekend. Details are below.
95 Sadhana Program: For more details please go to www.ssbcflushing.org/nyc95 As part of the 95 Sadhana Program, the following is scheduled this Sunday as part of Center activity 1. We will start off with 21 AUMS before bhajans and conclude with 9 SAMASTHA LOKA after bhajans as part of Daily Prayers. 2. This sunday we will observe Jyothi Medidation as part of 95 Sadhana..
Note: Daily Prayers common conference call is scheduled daily at 8 PM. For those who wish to join daily at 8 PM please see the details. Dial-in number: (712) 775-7465 | Participant Code: 209737
While joining if it prompts for entering password please enter 10081008 For those who cannot join live using the above link, please dial in directly using the number (Audio Only): Dial In Number:(646)-558 -8656 Access Code: 965-450-877#
Global SSIO Guru Poornima 2020
SATURDAY, JULY 4TH @ 11:00 PM EDT and SUNDAY, JULY 5TH @ 12:00 NOON
Subject: Online Global Guru Poornima 2020. Programme Details.
Dear Brother and Sisters,
Loving Sai Ram’s. May this email find you well by Swami’s Grace.
With Swami’s infinite blessings, the preparations for the first Global Online Guru Poornima Celebrations, to take place on July 4th and July 5th 2020 are going well and a very inspirational programme has been planned. For your reference and that of SSIO members around the world, we hereby attach the programme.
As a reminder, you can find the latest updates about this event, including the attached programme, the special Study Guides in various languages, among others at: http://sathyasai.org/announcements/guru-poornima-2020.All pertinent information and relevant links for the event broadcast will soon be posted here as well.
We kindly request all Zone Chairs, Central and Deputy Central Coordinators, National Presidents, Young Adult Coordinators and all SSIO Officers to share this information with all devotees, SSIO members, including members of Sathya Sai Centres, Groups, Trusts and Institutes and others.
Please share this resource with all of our Sai Centers.
SSIO-USA National Devotion Coordinator
FOR ONLINE MEETING
Please join for (meeting links below) 1. ONE LINK FOR ALL SSE GROUPS @ 12:30 PM (please start joining from 12:15 PM onwards) 2. CENTER MEETING SESSION @ 2:00 PM (Please start joining from 1:30 PM onwards)
For help with joining these meetings: Please Call the below volunteers
Where can we be seated? 1. Please ensure that you and your family members appropriately assemble at your own home altar. 2. Ensure that your laptop (see below requirements) is also visible to all of you. 3. Ensure that you all are seated at the altar comfortably and also joined into the meeting. 4. Ensure NO background noise of any kind is present as much as possible. If not, please kindly mute your phone or go to a silent room where the noise is near zero.
How do we log in? 1. Please log in by clicking the links above. 2. If all of your family members are together then we suggest to limit to one login and one laptop to join the meeting. 3. If you are assigned singer, then please ensure you log in separately using either another laptop or your phone or ipad. 4. If one of your family member is not with you, then have them log in by themselves separately. 5. Ideally one login per house, excluding singer logins.
When can I turn on my Video Cam? 1. Only by lead singers when they are leading a bhajan (optional) 2. Only when Arathi is being done. 3. We are requesting to hide your video cam for the rest of the time in order to ensure that we all have a better experience in terms of audio quality and reduced latency (lag).
When to Mute and When Not to Mute my Audio? 1. During 1:45 PM – 2:00 PM – Please mute your self 2. During assigned bhajans 2:00 – 2:40 pm: All will be muted by default only the lead singers will be un-muted as needed when they lead bhajans. 3. During Closing Prayers 2:40 – 3:00 PM: You can un-mute and you will follow with others. Some we will play recorded chanting and you can provide chorus along. 4. During Bhajan Workshop 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM: Please mute your audio and when needed you can un-mute as it will be a bit interactive session.
How will the bhajans be rendered? (Note: After various options finally we will have the lead singer to render the first line and as well render the chorus by themselves or their family members while all of us will join during the chorus (this is done to reduce the latency (lag). At the same time we will have harmonium / tabla played).
1. We will pre-assign bhajan singers and the order will be known. 2. Lead singers are expected to join separately by themselves using cell phones or land line. 3. We will try to have limited instruments where possible to maintain the beat, if not we will just use clapping. 4. We will follow regular sunday pattern of slides, that will be shared on the screen. 5. Since to make it more touching, we can request lead singers to enable video cam so they can be seen while singing bhajan (optional). 6. Closing Prayers will be lead by assigned singer while all of us will render together.. 7. Vibhuthi Mantram is lead by designated singer, please ensure you have vibhuthi at your altar and ensure that your family members get the same.
By Who and How will Arathi be given? 1. When we start arathi, we request all devotees to do arathi at their altars. 2. We will have arathi’s offered by all devotees at their homes at the same time. So please be ready with deepam / or others. 3. During this time you can all show your video camera so we can all see all arathi’s that are done at the same time.
NOTE: Please kindly forgive and excuse us if this does not meet with your standards. We know this cannot mimic the real time bhajans session or center meeting but this ensures that we all are wired at the same time to the divine. We will take feed back and continue to improvise for next meetings.
Note: Please click the calendar for larger image. Please see the monthly Calendar for the July 2020 below…