Sairam Dear All, Hope all is well with Swami’s grace!
Dr. Siva Kumar Sreenivasan – Guest Speaker SUNDAY, JUNE 14th, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
This sunday we will have our regular Bhajans from 2 PM followed by Experiences Sharing by Dr. Siva Kumar Sreenivasan from 2:30 PM.
A short bio about Br. Siva is below
Brother Siva spent his early years in Visakhapatnam, AP and then moved to Tamil Nadu to complete his bachelors and Masters in Dental Surgery. His first visit to Puttaparthi was in 1985 and that was when he started to understand who Swami was! Siva came to US in 1990 and after completing dental school, anesthesia training and Oral surgery finally settled in Maryland. He has been an active participant in the local Sai centers as well as in the region. He served our region as Devotional Coordinator. He feels truly honored to share and to relive those sweet memories with Swami.
Please join the session.
The International Sai Organization is hosting “Akhanda Gayatri Chanting” for 24 hrs on weekend of June 13th and 14th. Details are below.
Global Akhanda Gayatri Chanting
SATURDAY, JUNE 13TH @ 11:00 AM TO SUNDAY, JUNE 14TH @ 11:00 AM
From: Narendranath Reddy Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:07 PM Subject: Global Chanting of Akhanda Gayatri 13-14 June 2020 Importance: High
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Om Sri Sai Ram.
The Sathya Sai International Organisation (SSIO) is happy to announce Global Akhanda Gayatri chanting around the world. Further details are given in the attached letter. We urge as many SSIO members as possible, from all Zones, to participate in the first two hours and closing two hours of the Global Akhanda Gayatri Chanting. Swami emphasizes that if all humanity prays together at one time, things will certainly become better. At present, humanity is facing several challenges and unrest, and our global prayers will help to alleviate the situation.
Please join us at https://www.sathyasai.org/live to chant the Gayatri Mantra with Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Babafor 24 hours, from 8 AM, 13 June to 8 AM, 14 June 2020. Times shown are Pacific Daylight Time (Los Angeles time) – please check your local time carefully. We recommend specific time slots for every Zone as noted in the attached letter. Devotees can also join the chanting at any time.
The All India President of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Mr. Nimish Pandya, has kindly accepted our invitation and will request all Sathya Sai devotees across India to participate in the Global Akhanda Gayatri Chanting.
I pray to Bhagawan to bless us with devotion and dedication to chant this mantra with love and one-pointedness.
Zone Chairs, kindly share this email and the attachments with all members of Sathya Sai Centres, Groups, Trusts and Institutes.
Committee Chairs, kindly share this email and the attachments with all members of your Committee.
Mr. Deviesh Tankaria, kindly share this email and the attachments with all Young Adults.
Jai Sai Ram.
With loving regards,
Dr. Narendranath Reddy
Chairman, Sathya Sai International Organization.
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#
SUNDAY, JUNE 14TH – SSE CLASSES @ 12:30 PM
This Sunday, June 7th, 2020 our regular SSE Classes will be held from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. The online links for all the SSE Groups are below.
Note: While joining if it prompts for entering password please enter 10081008
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 June 2020 below…