"Some people believe Shiva lives in Kailasa. Where is Kailasa? Kailasa is your own joy and bliss. If you cultivate pure joy and delight in your mind, your heart will become Kailasa, the abode of Lord Shiva! How can you experience pure bliss? Bliss results when you cultivate purity, steadiness and holiness. Then your heart itself will become Kailasa, filled with peace and bliss. Lord Shiva will then reside in the sanctum sanctorum of your heart, within the temple of your body." Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Jai Sai RamVinodbhai, over the next few weeks we have many online programmes and service opportunities for you to spend a little time contemplating on the Divine and His message. We hope you join us for these events and participate in some of the activities to help us connect and experience Swami in our daily lives.
As always, please do contact us through the centre email at the bottom of this newsletter if you have any suggestions, questions or concerns and we will do our best to answer them.
National Health Webinar about the Covid-19 Vaccine
We will be hosting a special national health webinar on the topic "Covid-19 Vaccine: All You Need to Know" on Tuesday 23rd February 2021 at 8pm. The session will be conducted by Dr Jeyanathan, GP and Nirali Sisodia, pharmacist. The webinar will address some concerns about the vaccines and help us make an informed choice. If you have any questions on this topic, please email them to email@example.com .
The festival of Shivratri is a very special and spiritual event in our annual calendar. This year our programme will be online and we are sure will uplift us all at these trying times and help us connect with the indwelling spirit inside us all. Please do join us on Thursday 11th March. More details will be shared via the various WhatsApp groups.
Lent and Service Opportunity
Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar. Beginning on Ash Wednesday (17th February 2021), Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ's sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days.
As part of a Ceiling on Desires program we will be collecting food items for the food bank.
During these difficult times, more people are unemployed and unable to afford sufficient amount of food for themselves and their families and unfortunately now more than ever people are turning to Food Banks for help.
Hope you are able join us by practicing Ceiling on Desires for forty days and use the saved resources to purchase food items for the food bank. In the next few weeks, we will let you know food items most required by the food bank.
"Man is deluded by his unlimited desires. He is living in a dream world. He is forgetting the Supreme Consciousness. That is why it is important to keep our desires under control, to place a ceiling on them. We are spending too much money. Instead of inordinate spending for our own pleasure, we should be spending for the relief of the poor and needy. This is the real meaning of “Ceiling on Desires.”Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Please join us for a special programme on Sunday 14th March to celebrate Mother's Day. The SSE children, parents and teachers have been busy preparing for this special online programme and we look forward to you joining us on that morning.
National Wing Meetings
As a follow up to the National Office Bearers and Active Workers Conference, we have a day of National Wing Meetings on Saturday 27th February 2021. For more information and joining instructions please contact your Regional Wing Coordinators.
Our next centre meeting will be held on Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at 7:30pm via a zoom conference call. The log-in details will be shared via the centre WhatsApp groups.
We look forward to you joining us for this meeting.
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