Sairam Dear All, Hope all is well with Swami’s grace!
My Service & I – By Krish Bhalla / 95 Sadhana Updates SUNDAY, AUGUST 16TH, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
We will have our regular Bhajans from 2 PM followed by presentation about the “My Service & I” by Krish Bhalla from 3:00 PM
Also we will be providing highlights of the upcoming and ongoing service activities along with 95 Sadhana Updates.
Please join the session.
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. As part of the 95 Sadhana Program we will provide more updates.
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#
Regional / National Updates
Global Akhanda Gayatri 11 AM EDT, August 15th – 11 AM EDT, August 16th 2020
If all humanity prays at one time for unrest, injustice, disorder, and falsehood to be transformed into peace, truth, love and mutual service, things will certainly become better. Sathya Sai Baba, Prema Vahini- Ch. 70
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. Please join us at https://www.sathyasai.org/live to chant the Gayatri Mantra with Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba for 24 hours, from 8 AM, 15 August to 8 AM, 16 August 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 link will be active 30 minutes prior to start of the program. Please join and enjoy Bhajans, Darshan, and Divine Discourse on the significance of Gayatri. The details of Global Akhanda Gayatri 2020, its significance and downloadable attachments can be found at Global-Akhanda-Gayatri.
Further details and schedule are attached.
Thank you. Jai Sai Ram. Sathya Sai International Organisation
National Service Initiative
Sairam Dear Center Presidents, Vice Presidents and Group Leads,
Please forward this e-mail to your members.
Samastha Loka Sukhino Bhavantu
May all the beings in all the worlds be happy
From: Axay Kalathia Sent: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:39 PM To: SSIO-USA All Regional Presidents Subject: National Service Initiatives
Sai Ram Dear Regional Presidents,
Please forward this National Service Initiatives communication to your membership:
For many of us and our neighbors, these are trying times. There is no better time than now to take advantage of His Grace and act on the words of our dear Lord. We are very fortunate as Swami is constantly providing us many gifts and opportunities to redeem our lives. The Regional Service Coordinators have been working hard to come up with several projects that we can all use to serve our society. Let us all Unite as a nation and participate in as many of these noble endeavors that we can. These five projects, outlined below, will be a wonderful way to join together to make an offering for the upcoming SSIO-USA Unity Conference 2020 during Labor Day Weekend.
National Service Projects: (click on blue hyperlinks for detailed information)
SAI Tutoring Scheduled sessions arranged with guidance from the child’s teacher.
Back to School InitiativesWhen establishing contact for the SAI Tutoring above, the following initiatives can also be pursued, by asking the school, club or organization what help they can use to obtain needed supplies for students, according to their guidelines and specifics
Tutoring Help Line: manned by a pool of S.A.I tutoring volunteers to provide unscheduled /on-demand tutoring (supplementing the scheduled sessions introduced in the National SAI Tutoring project)
Laptops and Internet Connectivity: Provide the student with a laptop and good internet connectivity ( to support the online classes that are likely the norm due to COVID-19.)
Backpacks: Which can be filled with School Supplies (Notebooks, Writing Instruments, Coloring Instruments, etc.) and a Hygiene Kit for each student (PPE, Hand Sanitizer, Wipes, etc.)
Plant a TreeImportant service to our planet that will benefit us all. The goal is to plant at least 95 trees this year in our regions to commemorate our beloved Swami’s 95th Birthday.
Helping Local Shelters/ Food Pantry/ Homeless: Approach community shelters, food pantries, and homeless services organizations and based on their needs and requirements, provide supplies, food items, etc.
Homemade Mask and PPEOngoing project done across regions as long as the need in our communities is present
With Loving Regards,
Bcc: National Officers; Regional Service Coordinators
Axay Shanti Kalathia MD
National Service Coordinator
Sathya Sai International Organisation (SSIO) – USA