Region 4 Retreat 2022

 

 

Receive my pure love with a pure heart. Make yourself holy. Live in love. Love is God. Bear in mind what Swami has said and regard Swami’s words as a beacon of light for your lives. With the light of Swami’s advice in your hearts, you can proceed on life’s journey for any length of time. Remember with love God, who is everything.

~Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 29 (1996)

 

 

Welcome Message

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

With a humble prayer asking for the blessings of our Beloved Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, I extend to you an invitation to attend the 45th Mid-Central Region 4, Annual Retreat 2022, to be held on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29, at Sai Center of Greater St. Louis, Bridgeton, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. We will be presenting this program in a Hybrid Format, where you can attend either in person, or participate via Zoom from the comfort of your home. This will be an inspirational Memorial Day weekend built around Swami’s teachings as we “Radiate Sai Light & Love”. Our invited speakers include Sister Aparna Murali and Brother Srikanth Vaidyanathan.

 

In Loving Sai Service,

Anil Gopal

SSSIO Region 4 President, Mid-Central Region, United States

 

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Guest Speakers

Aparna Murali

Aparna Murali is deeply grateful to be born in a family devoted to Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba since early 1960s. While Balvikas laid the foundation, three years as His student in Anantapur sealed the deal that loving God is the greatest adventure. Professionally, Aparna is a board-certified genetic counselor in the Department of OB-GYN at UCLA. Aparna feels blessed to have had the opportunity to serve in the Sri Sathya Sai International Organization as an officer at the Center, Region, National and Zone 1 level. She was part of the inaugural committee of facilitators for the Sri Sathya Sai Young Adult Leadership Program in 2015. She has also served as a core planning team member for the first National USA Sai Women’s conference in 2019, SSSIO Ladies Day Online celebration in 2020 and 2021. Aparna currently serves as the National Education coordinator, SSSIO-USA.

 

Srikanth Vaidyanathan

Srikanth Vaidyanathan was born into a family that has been in Swami’s fold since the early sixties. He grew up in Chennai, where he attended the Balvikas (SSE) program. In 1986, he joined the primary school in Prashanti Nilayam for his sixth grade and went on to complete his high school there. He did his undergraduate studies in Brindavan and completed his M.Sc. (Physics) in 1998 from Prashanti Nilayam. Swami provided him with many opportunities to speak in His Divine presence, be part of the Prashanti Mandir Bhajan group, and participate in Convocation dramas. He has a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Davis. He is an active participant in Sai activities in Boston and alumni activities around United States. He currently serves as the National Devotional Coordinator for SSSIO-USA.