Upcoming Regional Events and Activities
10th Annual Regional Women's Mini Retreat (WMR) - Registration Now OPEN!!
We are pleased to announce that the registration for the 10th Annual Regional Women's Mini Retreat is now OPEN! We are grateful to our dear Sai for being with us and seek His continuous blessings and presence as we look forward to coming together on this special day set aside to honor and celebrate women's spiritual journey!
Please click on the following link to go to the website to find an overview of the day's program and to register. All women including Young Adults, SSE Group 3 and Group 4 girls are encouraged to register for the event. (Registration is required for all who wish to attend to facilitate planning for meals, seating, etc.) There are sign ups for help with various activities and it would be wonderful to see good participation from all Centers of our region.
Details of the Event
- Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
- Time: 9 AM - 4 PM (on-site registration is from 9 AM - 9:30 AM)
- Location: Lake Merritt United Methodist Church at 1330 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606 (please visit the WMR website for detailed driving and parking information
- Theme: "Expansion Is My Life - Going Within and Reaching Out"
About the Program
This is our tenth annual regional women's mini retreat (WMR). This retreat is planned and organized by women of the region and is focused on Sathya Sai Baba's teachings, and intends to support women in their individual spiritual journeys. As always, SSE group 3 and 4 girls are welcome and invited to attend.
We are very excited to have a new format for this year's WMR! In addition to an uplifting devotional program, we are going to follow a workshop style format with facilitated small and large group activities. /the intention is to bring forth the individual and collective experiences and wisdom of the WMR participants.
We extend a warm welcome to one and all! One does not have to consider herself a Sai devotee in order to attend.
For questions and clarification please contact :
Pre-World Conference Study Guides
In a recent letter from Dr. Narendranath Reddy, Chairman of the Prasanthi Council, we have been encouraged to begin preparations for the Tenth World Conference to be held in Prasanthi Nilayam in November 2015, by beginning the study of special materials on the subjects of Love and Selfless Service. The theme of the Conference is “Love is the source; Love is the path; Love is the goal”. Pre-world conferences will be held in all 11 zones in preparation for this Tenth World Conference. There will be more details of the pre-world conference in our zone (zone 1) coming soon. In the meantime, members of our region have the opportunity to begin this study. It will also be included in the pre-event sadhana for Global Akhanda Bhajans and Swami's 89th Birthday Celebrations.
We have been sent two study-guides, one on Love and one on Selfless Service, which summarize the essential teachings of Swami about these important subjects. Please note that the corresponding web links to download the two study-guides are given below:
You may download these documents for your use in Study Circles and for your personal study. This study material is deep, profound and quite extensive. It may take a whole year to finish. At minimum, we encourage to study from now till Swami's Birthday on November 23, 2014.