SSSE Group 2 Archives

Group 2 SSSE Teachers: Hitha Raj and Jagruthi Mariwalla


28th Nov 2021
No SSSE class was conducted as it was Thanksgiving Holiday Week
If you have any questions feel free to approach any of the teachers.
Sairam

21st Nov 2021
 “Selfless Love”
Attendance: 23/35

Summary of class:  

We started our class with Omkara 3 times and our activities – Chanting of Gayatri Mantra, reading out its meaning, and Jyothi Meditation. We played a game on Kahoot, themed on Swami’s Birthday and Thanksgiving.
We discussed last week’s life application, experience from daily Prayer, and Meditation
In this class, we introduce the topic of Selfless Love. And the best example of selfless love is our parents.
Our class was focused on Selfless Love – our Parents, we watched the below videos:
https://youtu.be/ZpCfOZbnYWQ
https://youtu.be/UrxwZCSLwsc
Swami Says: 
As you take care of your parents, you will be taken care of by your children. Therefore, at this age, we must know the value of respecting our parents. I tell the boys many times that your blood, food, head and mind are given by your parents. So first you must pay your respect to your parents. Since parents have given you birth and have brought you up, you must first pay respect to them, even before God. God has given us mud and water, but the pots are made by the potters and not by God. In the same way, God has created our parents, and they, in turn, have given us this form. We owe this form to our parents. Your parents are the foundation of this body. Therefore it is said, Matru Devo Bhava, Pitru Devo Bhava – Mother is God, Father is God. Parents are Divine. Even today, we may find a wicked son, but never a bad mother. Parents bring you up with so much love. You should never forget your parents’ love. Remind yourself of their love and lead a life of integrity and morality. 
Life application:
1. We would love you to observe the Selfless Love shown by your Parents.
2. What are your ways to show selfless love to your Parents.
3. Put it into action/ practice / express your love in a creative way and share with us here. On this  link below
 https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mJTRLms38BKEONF8h9IdvbfN2p-C6J7d?usp=sharing
Affirmation:
Individually each student shared and wrote their affirmation for the day.
Closing prayers: 
The class was concluded by chanting three times “Samastha Lokaah Sukhino Bhavantu” and Shanti”- May all the beings in all worlds be happy and peaceful.
If you have any questions feel free to approach any of the teachers. Looking forward to our next on 5th Dec 2021
Please Note – No class on 11/28/2021 as it is Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. 
Sai Ram

14th Nov 2021
No SSSE class was conducted as it was Global Akhanda Bhajan day. 

If you have any questions feel free to approach any of the teachers.

Sairam


7th Nov 2021
 “Self-Love – Body Is The Temple”
Attendance: 29/36
Summary of class:  
We celebrated Halloween in our class, It was wonderful to see students and teachers dressed up in different characters. We started the class by chanting Om, followed by three Gayathri Mantra, meaning, and Jyoti/ light meditation.
We did share in detail last week’s life application. 
Swami quote: 
 “Start the day with love,  
  Spend the day with love,
  Fill the day with love,
  End the day with love,
  This is the way to God!
In today’s class we focused on the physical body and how important hydration, nutrition, cleanliness and exercise are to maintain our body. We talked about the physical form of our body and the aura around when we are filled with light, love, and divinity
We watched the video about aura – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F7DmBLT9DQ
Life application:
1) Follow Swami’s quote every day 
2) Pray every day and feel the change in your energy/ vibrations.
                                                      Or
-Do Jyoti/light meditation every day. The link is attached below.
                                               https://youtu.be/C9kpnGyOJSI
3) Share your experiences with us in, next class.
 Affirmation:
Individually each student shared and wrote their affirmation for the day.
Closing prayers:
The class was concluded by chanting three times “Samastha Lokaah Sukhino Bhavantu” and Shanti”- May all the beings in all worlds be happy and peaceful.
If you have any questions feel free to approach any of the teachers.
Please note, we do not have SSSE class next week as there will be Global Akhanda Bhajan. Looking forward to seeing you all in the class on 21st Nov.  
Sairam

31st Oct 2021
 “Self-Love”
“Mind-emotions-awareness, acknowledgment & processing”
Attendance: 32/36
Summary of class: 
We celebrated Halloween in our class, It was wonderful to see students and teachers dressed up in different characters. We started the class by chanting Om, followed by three Gayathri Mantra, meaning, and Jyoti/ light meditation.
We did share in detail last week’s life application. 
Swami quote: 
 “Start the day with love,  
  Fill the day with love.”
Today’s class was about acknowledging and processing emotions. We watched the following two videos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJOjpprbfeE 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bKuoH8CkFc
Here are some of the ideas or suggestions for expressing your emotions and finding ways to let them out.
  • Taking a walk
  • Quiet time/ alone time
  • Hug
  • Listening
  • Asking for one  more opportunity/ chance
  • Talking to parents, teachers, and adults nearby
  • Meditation, chanting, bhajan, writing (& tearing/ crumpling) 
Life application:
1) It is the practical application of lessons in-class teaching how to practice in daily life as a family. In this class, we have the following practice-
Color activity-experience your emotions color!
  • Take a tight lid jar. 
  • Fill it with water. 
  • Add glue-up to one spoon. 
  • Add the color/glitter of your emotion.
  •  Shake it well. 
  • Watch it settling down.
  •  Note your observation and share it with us in the next class.
And continue with 2 – 4 from previous life applications. 
Affirmation:
Individually each student shared and wrote their affirmation for the day.
Closing prayers:
The class was concluded by chanting three times “Samastha Lokaah Sukhino Bhavantu” and Shanti”- May all the beings in all worlds be happy and peaceful.
If you have any questions feel free to approach any of the teachers. Looking forward to seeing you all in the next class.
Sairam

 24th Oct 2021
“Self Love”
 Attendance: 25/36
Summary of the class:
We started the class with chanting Om, followed by three Gayathri Mantra, meaning  and Jyoti/ light meditation.
 We did shared in detail  last week’s life application. Today’s class we did special activity in breakout rooms and did discussion which emotions they  connected the most after watching movie “Inside Out”. Share your experience in detail. We had wonderful insight of their most felt emotions.
Swami says:  “Start the day with love!”
Life application:
It is practical application of lesson in class teaching how to practice in daily life as a family . This class we have following practices-
1. Be aware of your emotions for coming week and each day put them into various colors as follows-Red-anger ,Green-disgust, blue-sadness, yellow-joy and purple for fear. Color them with Emoji’s. Share your homework into following google link.  
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mJTRLms38BKEONF8h9IdvbfN2p-C6J7d?usp=sharing 
And continue with 2 – 4 from previous life applications. 
Affirmation:
Individually each students shared and wrote their affirmation for the day.
Closing prayers:
Class was concluded by chanting three times “Samastha Lokaah Sukhino Bhavantu” and shanti”- May all the beings in all words be happy and peace.
If you have any questions feel free to approach any of the teachers. Looking forward to see you all in next class.
Sairam

17th Oct 2021
 “Self Love”
 Attendance: 29/36
Summary of the class:
We started the class with chanting Om, followed by three Gayathri Mantra, meaning  and Jyoti/ light meditation.
We did shared in detail  last week’s life application.
Today’s class discussion what is self love? Swami says body is temple, we must take care of it  at all three levels, mind-emotional,
body- physical and
soul-spiritual.
We saw two short videos of Inside-Out a movie to understand different emotions
https://youtu.be/dOkyKyVFnSs
https://youtu.be/ZK4rPwvpklI
Valli from group-3 came and shared tips for practicing Go Green. Link is shared below,
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1aiAxYaRlP0CF-CUNudYiq8WA0ERBRyMJvjfcsc-mSM4/edit?usp=sharing
Shivani from group 3 was invited to help practice bhajan in the class :
Bhajan: https://sairhythms.sathyasai.org/song/i-keep-feeling-your-love
2 students from boys ( Aryaman and saketh)  and 2 girls (Humana and sahasra) are singing in the center bhajans this coming Thursday.
Swami says:  “Life is love, enjoy it!”
Life application:
Adding to the list of life applications shared last week, please do the below:
Watch Insight Out movie with the family. Which emotion did you connect with? write it down and draw emoji. You can get creative as you want. Take a picture and post it on folder below.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mJTRLms38BKEONF8h9IdvbfN2p-C6J7d?usp=sharing

And continue with 2 – 4 from previous life applications. 

Affirmation-
Individually each students shared and wrote their affirmation for the day.
Closing prayers-
The class was concluded by chanting three times “Samastha Lokaah Sukhino Bhavantu” and shanti”- May all the beings in all words be happy and peaceful.
If you have any questions feel free to approach any of the teachers. Looking forward to see you all in next class.
Sairam

 10th Oct 2021:
“Responding With Love”
Attendance: 28/36
Summary of the class:
We started the class with chanting Om, followed by three Gayathri Mantra, meaning  and Jyoti/ light meditation.
We did discussed in detail  last week’s life application.
Bhajan: https://sairhythms.sathyasai.org/song/i-keep-feeling-your-love
Please practice at home  with  link sent in whats app parents chat  so 2 students from boys and girls can sing in the center bhajans this month
 Swami says: “Help ever; Hurt never”
Life application:
It is practical application of lesson in class teaching how to practice in daily life as a family . This class we have following practices-
  1. Practice Jyoti/ light meditation with your family. Practice Light meditation everyday. Link of meditation is as follows- https://youtu.be/C9kpnGyOJSI
2. https://www.sssgc-usa.org/1008sadhana/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/SSE1day1008Flyer-sssgc.pdf
Please check this link and choose the choice of sadhana /practice as a individual and as a family. https://www.sssgc-usa.org/1008sadhana/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/SSE1day1008Flyer-sssgc.pdf
 Swami’s centenary birthday celebrations, there’s a personal sadhana initiative happening for 1008 days starting 19 Th Aug of this year, which culminate on Nov 23rd 2025.
All of us can participate as per our convenience, including children.
Please check out the details here
https://www.sssgc-usa.org/1008sadhana/
For children, these are various sadhana that they can choose from
https://www.sssgc-usa.org/1008sadhana/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/SSE1day1008Flyer-sssgc.pdf
3.Swami Birthday Offering
Birthdya Offering
Please choose a challenge to transform. As Swami always says I do not need your devotion I need your transformation.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zJRt-efoTmWM4skdzJc_buUO-fGCzGKxckkA_n-WkqQ/edit?usp=sharing
4. Watch Insight Out movie with family. Which emotion you connect with? write it down and draw emoji. You can get creative as you want. Take a picture and post it on folder below.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mJTRLms38BKEONF8h9IdvbfN2p-C6J7d?usp=sharing
Affirmation-
Individually each students shared and wrote their affirmation for the day.
Closing prayers-
Class was concluded by chanting three times “Samastha Lokaah Sukhino Bhavantu” and shanti”- May all the beings in all words be happy. and peace.
If you have any questions feel free to approach any of the teachers. Looking forward to see you all in next class.
Sairam