Spiritual progress through Prayer and Scriptures
Facilitators: Saikiranmayi Bulusu and Tanuja Rasaputra
Methods of recitation of Gayatri Mantra and Hamsa Gayatri
Facilitator: Shanthi Deenadayalan
We can recite mantras by using: Beads , using hands and fingers in the form of OM and breathing methods. We recited 108 Gayatri Mantras for each bead by holding it between the fingers. In this way we made each spiritual bracelet of 18 beads. So, 108 times of Gayatri mantra for 18 beads counts up to 1944 times of Gayatri mantra in each bracelet.
Follow along and make bracelets, or listen to the process and feel the experience.
Easy to Make Kimono Style Tops -from Old Sarees
Facilitator: Creta Schiermann
Using old or unused sarees to create beautiful kimono/kaftan style tops. Different Kimono pattern styles, including jacket, shrug/wraps and kaftan samples will be on display and reviewed, along with web resources to accommodate differences in fabrics, need, skill and creativity. The hands-on project will be sewing a simple but beautiful kimono cardigan. And most importantly, to create something to help someone feel beautiful & loved.
Facilitators: Sankirtana Ravichandran & Anushka Guru
Swami has said - Dreams are the reflection, reaction and resound of that which is within you.
Dream Catchers are a spiritual tool used to help assure good dreams to those that sleep under them. A dream catcher is usually placed over a place you would sleep where the morning light can hit it. As you sleep all dreams from the spirit world have to pass through the dream catcher. Only good dreams can pass through to the dreamer while the bad dreams are caught in the webbing and are destroyed by the first rays of the morning light.
Less Luggage More Comfort
Facilitators: Shanthi Ramakrishnan and Suchithra Vengalil
Gain a deeper understanding on the role of desires and how we can control them. The event began by discussing five key areas where we tend to waste resources, i.e., food, money, time, energy and nature. We will discuss the teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba that help us reduce this wastage by placing a ceiling on our desires.
‘Lioness Leadership’-Living Into Our Values
Facilitator: Jan DiSanti & Lakshmi Kollengode
Sisters will; Unify in Silent Reflection. Expand ‘heart-to-heart’ connections. Identify and ignite two inherent core values. Define behaviors that support core values, and counter behaviors. Recognize someone who knows and supports core values and aligned behaviors. Realize self-compassion. Actualize living into values. Glorify in gratitude.
Benefits-Peer Enrichment Groups
Facilitators: National Team
When women are true and brave, kind and compassionate, virtuous and pious, the world can have an era of peace and joy.
Sathya Sai Speaks Vol 13
This session will talk about the group and its purpose. The groups are structured to assist the Sai sisters to channel this loving energy that Swami has given them. They will use this energy to assist each other, their families and the world
The group sessions will also focus on the different ways in which Sai sisters can enrich, empower and support each other in their spiritual and personal journeys. The framework will be compassion based along with inclusion of the foundation of guidelines, confidentiality, maintaining boundaries, problem solving and self care.
It will also throw light on different methods that can be used and implemented to ensure that the solutions are Sai-based.
This method, while assisting sisters to relax and have Satsang, will also enlighten the path of the Sai Sister to be better in their endeavors to follow Swami’s teachings while balancing their personal lives.
Facilitator: Komal Desai
We will be creating a wellness wheel to explore the eight dimensions of wellness. This activity will give you a sense of where you are doing well, where you can use some improvement, and understanding of what gives you a sense of wellness. This in turn will give you an idea of what you can do to make those things a constant part of your life in order to build a life with wellness as a primary focus.
Blankets for Babies
Facilitator: Srinija Kalluri
In this session one will learn how to make a blanket by cutting the readymade blanket material from Joanne’s or any other any other fabric or crafts store and tying knots without any sewing. In this session we will learn how to make quick and easy blankets that are a great idea to gift kids in need, to family members and friends. We will explore 2-3 different ways of tying knots to enhance the finished product. At the end of the session, you will have learnt how to make a blanket without the hassle of sewing.
A piece of nature
Facilitators: Mounika Bhaskara & Neeru Fotadar
In this session, we will begin with a round of interesting trivia about the environment and our impact on it. This will be followed by a quick session on making a DIY household product (like hand soap). The third segment would be a planting session where we will plant a seed of a common fruit/vegetable/herb we use at home and enjoy watching Swami’s magic as the plant grows.
The workshop templates are available here. Some workshops may require additional recommended materials, please review your workshop template for details in case you are interested in participating in the hands-on workshop.
If women are given due recognition and encouragement they will shine with brilliance in all fields and will serve the house, country and the entire world gloriously, contributing to the welfare of the entire humanity
Divine Discourse, April 19, 1998.