NewsLetter

General Announcements

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    • Sunday, June 23 – Experience Sharing with Dr. Kalpana Venugopal. At 3:30 p.m. at HSNC (room #4). See Program Flyer and Dr. Kalpana’s bio for more details. 
    • New Venue Awareness Initiative – September 1st – Target to have a new rental contract! Please help us with your prayers! You can write one or more letters and give them to one of the officers at the center or submit them online here. We will send them all to Parthi. 
    • Sunday, June 30. Membership Meeting from 6 to 6:20 p.m. 
    • Saturday, July 13. Rudram Chanting – Seeking blessings and guidance for New Venue Search. From 9 to 12 p.m. at Kiran and Madhavi’s Residence (7128 Misty Springs Court. Cary, NC)
    • Sunday, July 14. Guru Poornima Program. At 3:30 p.m. at HSNC (room #4). 

     

    Highlighted Media:

Devotion

  • Sunday Sai Center Activities Schedule
     
    Time Description
    2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Setup Activities
    3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

    Singers Practice only for the specific group singing on that day

    3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

    Sathya Sai Education (SSE) Classes for children (September to May)
    4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Study of Sathya Sai Baba’s Teachings 
    5:05 – 6:15 p.m. Announcements followed by Devotional Singing

    Looking for a service opportunity? Volunteers are needed every Sunday at 2:30 pm to help with the set-up of the Sai Center and altar. Also, volunteers are needed to stay back after the devotional activities are completed to help with the break down and cleanup. 


 

  • Bhajan of the week

    Deity: Guru
    Raag: Shivaranjani
    Taal: 8 Beat / Keherwa / Adi

    Lyrics:
    Manasa Bhajorey Guru Charanam
    Sai Charanam Pranamamyaham (Sathya) (2)
    Nirmala Hrudaya Virajita Charanam
    Sakala Charachara Vyapaka Charanam
    Bhava Sagara Uddharaka Charanam [ (Sathya) Sai Charanam (2) ]

    Meaning:
    Oh Mind, sing the glory of Guru and adhere to the feet of Sathya Sai, the one seated in the pure heart, the one who is present in both animate and inanimate objects and helps us to cross the ocean of cycle of birth and death.

    Audio Link:

Service

  • RSC Service Activities
     
    Date & Time Activity Details Locations & Sign up
    Second Saturday of the Month between 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Pillow Service

    Manisha & Rakesh’s place: 1737 Colleen Circle, Cary, NC 27519. 

    Please click here  to sign up.

    Third Saturday of the Month between  4:15 AM – 6:45 AM. Breakfast Service

    Men’s Shelter. Address: 1420 S. Wilmington St. Raleigh, NC.

    Please click here to sign up.

    Third Saturday June 15 between  8:15 AM – 4 PM. Triangle Interfaith lead Habitat For Humanity (Building Home Service)

    Crosstowne: 3100 Frinks St, Raleigh, NC 27610

    Sign up Closed (slots filled up)

    Fourth Saturday of the Month between 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

    New Born Kit & Winter Gear Service  

     Mrs & Mr Chandran’s house: 7525 Courtyard Place
    Cary, 27519

    Fourth Sunday of the Month between 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM.

     

     Sandwich Service Sandwich service by SSE kids at HSNC.

    Lunch bag & drop off volunteers  to locations – please click here to sign up.

    Park Clean up coming up in June 22 / July last week  Pick up litter on the brooks lane  in the park from one end to the other end.

    Thomas Brooks Park @ 

     

     

SSE

  • SSE Registration for new students is now open! Please register here. 

    SSE Classes run from September to May

Young Adults (YA) Updates

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Interest Groups Updates

  • Go Green Group – Tips

    • Shut off water while brushing teeth
    • Please use reusable water bottles.
    • Please use reusable bag for the grocery store
    • Please use paper sandwich bag or reusable box to pack sandwich for lunch.

    (REFUSE, REDUCE, REUSE, RE PURPOSE, RECYCLE)

    See all interest groups available.

Regional Update

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    None.

Media Repository

  • The media repository for all past events is now available in our main page under this link.

Sai Center Officers

  • Officer Role
    Name
    Email Address
    President
    Jaime Villegas
    president@raleighsaicenter.org
    Vice-President
    Sangeeta Varanasi
    vp@raleighsaicenter.org
    Education (SSE) Co-ordinator
    Aruna Shankar
    education@raleighsaicenter.org
    Devotional Co-ordinator
    Shubha Nagaraj
    devotion@raleighsaicenter.org
    Service Co-ordinator
    Vijay Peddapalli
    service@raleighsaicenter.org
    YA Co-ordinators
    Aparajith Sairam
    Rama Devi
    ya@raleighsaicenter.org

    If you have any questions, please email the respective office bearer. Click here to access their phone numbers (password protected). 

Thought for the Week

  • Become attached to God. Feel His Presence and revel in His Glory. Do not cause Him ‘disappointment’ or ‘distress’ by any act or word which He does not approve of. Do not give Him the slightest ‘bother’ or ‘worry.’ He has none, but if you love Him deeply, you will be concerned about Him as He is your Lord and Love. Jatayu had an unremitting stream of Rama thoughts and he was rewarded by Rama; He came to him in his last moments and Himself performed his last rites, a duty He did not carry out directly even for His father! God will serve you; He will save you and be by your side ever – only you have to cultivate your character and polish your interior so that He might be reflected therein. Sweetness alone is the offering that God likes. Let His Will be done – this should be your guideline!

    – Divine Discourse, Jan 14, 1967.