Region 4 Retreat 2023



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)



SSSIO USA Mid-Central Region 4 Retreat

Sri Sathya Sai Center of Greater St. Louis

11952 Natural Bridge Rd, Bridgeton, MO 63044


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 46th Mid-Central Region 4, Annual Retreat 2023, to be held on Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28, 2023 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 is Tina Schweickert.


In Loving Sai Service,

Anil Gopal

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


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Guest Speaker



Tina Schweickert

Tina first met Swami in 1995 and has served in various roles within the Sai organization: Center President, Region 6 YA Advisor, Region 6 Vice-President, and a member on the SSSIO Environmental Sustainability Committee. She is grateful to Swami for helping her serve in one aspect of His divine mission: to raise human consciousness about our proper role with Nature. She began preparing for this work before meeting Baba through her education in environmental science and environmental history and then working in environmental policy as a watershed coordinator and natural resources manager with state and local government in Oregon. Now retired, she devotes time to writing and publishing environmental and spiritual books, some written by other Sai devotees, volunteers with environmental organizations, and works on her family farm and wildlife preserve. Tina wrote the book Tread Softly in 2005 as a way to research, understand, and put into practice His extensive teachings on spirituality and Nature.


Workshop on Environmental Sustainability


Hands-on Service Project: Launching of Region 4 Trees Planting Initiative, a SAI100 Initiative in the service of the community.


Devotional Programs: Omkaar, Suprabhatam, Veda Chanting, Nagar Sankirtan, Bhajan Sessions.


Music/Devotional Workshop: Conducted by Sai Spiritual Education (SSE) Group 4 students for adults, YAs and children.


Family Fun Night: A captivating Saturday night program is being planned.


Panel Discussion: SSSIO SAI100 Initiative – Panel members will lead discussions on implementation of the various components of the SAI100 initiative to intensify our spiritual journey while serving mankind and nature.


SSE presentation on WATCH: SSE children present on WATCH – Watch your Words, Action, Thoughts, Character and Heart.


SSE Group 4 Presentation and Graduation
Above programs will be offered at no cost and in a hybrid format to serve in-person as well as online participants. Meals will be provided for in-person attendees. Zoom link will be posted on the Region 4 Website on or before the morning of Friday, May 26th, 2023.


Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu
May All The Beings In All The Worlds Be Happy