Vaisakhi, Human Values Day, Mahasamadhi Bhajans, Buddha Purnima and Easwaramma Day

Sathya Sai Centre of Leicester

Sathya Sai International Organisation UK

Announcements 1st April 2018

"When Jesus was being crucified, he cried out to God, “O God, Why do You punish me like this?” Immediately he realized the Truth and said, “O God, let your Will prevail. It is You who has created me, sustained me, and protected me. I will not act against Your Will. It was a mistake on my part to blame you.” When he recognized his mistake, an ethereal voice said, “All are one my dear son, be alike to everyone.” Once you recognise your mistake, Divinity manifests. Man today does not recognise his mistakes; instead he looks for mistakes in others. Do not be bothered about others faults; search for your own faults and rectify them. Only then will your life be sanctified."

Dear Vinod

Jai Sai Ram! A very Happy and Holy Easter to all devotees. At this holy time of Easter we remember the sacrifice the Lord has made for us humans and we may ask what can we do for the Lord? But as Swami reminds us, all He wants is our Love and for us to share this with our fellow man. We have lots of opportunities for you to share in His Love and to share your Love with others so please do join us for some of these events. As always, please send us any feedback about this email or our events by emailing us at

Human Values Day

We have a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Swami's legacy and His universal message of practicing the five Human Values through World Human Values Day.  To mark this important day we have organised three public events in Leicester City centre on Saturday 21st April as follows:

10:30amWalk With Values - Join us with members of your family to walk from the King Richard III Visitor Centre (LE1 5DB) to Humberstone Gate. Unlike other walks, this walk is not intended to raise funds. Rather, to pledge our commitment to practice at least one human value in our daily life.

11:30am: Human Values Concert at Humberstone Gate.  We have a series of exciting groups performing songs related to the Human Values on a dedicated stage. This year we are excited to announce that the famous ‘a cappella’ group Vadé, winners of Sky 1’s show ‘Sing: Ultimate A Cappella’, will be one of the groups performing.

2:00pm: Unity of Faiths Symposium at the Salvation Army Building, Kildare St, Leicester LE1 3FY. Faith leaders will present their thoughts on the Human Values from the perspective of their faith.

This no doubt will be a wonderful occasion to foster unity within our community and raise awareness of human values and its practice in our daily lives which will impact the communities around us in a positive way.

So please do join us on the day and remember to register for the event.  We also need volunteers as marshals on the route, for helping with the catering and other service activities.  Please get in touch if you are able to help.

Register Here for Human Values Day

Vaisakhi Programme

We will be celebrating the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi on Sunday 15th April at Soar Valley College, from 9am - 11am. The SSE children will be putting on a special programme for the day and we will be having a guest speaker from the Sikh community to tell us about the significance of this festival.

Swami's Mahasamadhi Bhajans

On the auspicious anniversary of Swami's Mahasamadhi we will be holding a special bhajans.  These will take place on Tuesday 24th April between 7:30pm - 9:00pm at Soar Valley College.

Buddha Purnima Programme

"Having realised that God has given the sense organs for the purpose of leading a virtuous life, Buddha discarded all ritualised spiritual practices and put his senses to sacred use. He assured himself that what he had to achieve in life was virtues, and not sensual pleasures." ~ Baba

On Sunday 29th April we will be celebrating Buddha Purnima at Soar Valley College between 9am to 11am.  Please do join us for this special occasion.

Easwaramma Day Programmes

Centre Programme

On Sunday 6th May at Soar Valley College between 9:00am - 12:00pm we will be having a special programme to mark Easwaramma Day. The SSE children and Gurus are planning a very exciting programme which includes a play, songs and special activities for everyone to participate in.  Please do make every effort to attend.

National Programme

We are all invited to the National Easwaramma Day celebrations to be held on Saturday 12th May at The Harefield Academy, Northwood Way, Harefield, Uxbridge UB9 6ET between 10:30am to 4:30pm. This is an opportunity for our children, parents, teachers, young adults and devotees to come together from across the United Kingdom to express their heartfelt gratitude to our Divine Mother Sai and to the glory of motherhood.  If you would like to attend please register on the national website by following the following link.

National Easwaramma Day Registration

Centre Committee Meeting

Our next centre committee meeting is on Tuesday 3rd April between 7:30pm - 9:30pm at Soar Valley College in room above the gym.  Please do try and attend as your views and ideas are important to us.

Easter Message

Please see below for a special message from Dr. Narendranath Reddy, Chairman, Prasanthi Council, about Easter. In this video, Dr Reddy urges us to follow the teachings of Lord Jesus Christ and Lord Sai.

Sunday Workshops and Speakers

Every Sunday after bhajans we try to organise a workshop, study circle or have a guest speaker  (when we don't have a special programme planned as listed above).  These normally take place in the main hall. Here are the dates for some of these:

  • Sunday 8th April - Vedam practice
  • Sunday 22nd April -  Study Circle
  • Sunday 13th May - Parent's Study Circle

Sathya Sai Centre of Leicester