Thursday, November 16, 2017

Global Akhanda Bhajan 2017

This year's Penang State Akhanda Bhajan was held on 11th and 12th November at the SSBC Bukit Mertajam.  The programme began with Rudram Chanting at 5.00 p.m. on Saturday, 11th November. The Sathya Sai Baba Centres of NED, Sg.Nibong, Prai, Gelugor, Penang, BM and Alma Bhajan unit participated .  The programme closed with Mangala Aarti at 6 p.m on Sunday, 12th November.

Jai Sai Ram!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Kuan Yin's Birthday

We held prayers at the Centre to observe Goddess Kuan Yin's third birthday of the year which fell on 7th November 2017.  This day is known as the Day of Renunciation.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Meal for the Poor

The Wanita Wing organised dinner for the poor on Friday, 13th October at The Lighthouse Drop-in Centre.  The vegetarian dishes were home cooked and some 65 poor people were served on this 

Our members dishing out the food

All ready to be served

Enjoying their meal

Helping to serve

Friday, September 29, 2017

Birthday of Shirdi Sai Baba

We celebrated the auspicious birthday of  Bhagawan Sri Shirdi Sai Baba with prayers on the evening of Thursday, 28th September.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Prayers for Departed Souls

The annual 7th Moon Memorial Prayers (Chung Yuan Chieh) were held at our Centre on Sunday, 3rd September.  Lotus lamps with cards bearing the names of our departed loved ones were lighted and placed at Swami's altar together with offerings of fruits and kueh.  Our prayers included Shiva bhajans and mantras, as well as Buddhist and Tibetan mantras.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Ganesh Chaturthi

We observed Ganesh Chaturthi on the evening of Friday, 25th August.  Prayers began with the recitation of the Ganapati Prarthana followed by Ganesh bhajans.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2017

We held prayers on the evening of Tuesday, 15th August 2017 to observe the holy occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami.  

"The great teaching of the Gita is this: Put your trust in God, carry on your duties, be helpful to everyone, and sanctify your lives. Dedicate all actions to God. That is the way to experience oneness with God. God is in you. You are in God. This oneness is the basic truth. Chant the name of the Lord and render social service in a spirit of selflessness and devotion to God."

~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba ~
(Divine Discourse: Sri Krishna Janmashtami, 18 August 1995)

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Penang State Wanita Sadhana Camp

Yoga exercises

Swami Bramananda

The Penang State Wanita Sadhana Camp was successfully held on Saturday, 15th July at Gelugor Centre with a total of 85 participants.  The programme included a talk on the benefits of Yoga with simple exercises and a spiritual talk by Swami Bramananda of Dhyana Ashram, Kulim.  The camp ended at around 1.30 p.m.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Kuan Yin's Second Birthday

We held prayers at the Centre on the evening of Wednesday, 12th July, this being Kuan Yin's second birthday of the year (known as The Day of Enlightenment).  

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Guru Poornima

We observed the holy festival of Guru Poornima on Sunday, 9th July with Omkar at 5.30 a.m. and prayers in the evening. 

"Guru Poornima is the day on which one celebrates the dispersal of the darkness of ignorance from the mind. Hence, people should fill their minds with the all-embracing Love Principle. To experience the fullness of Love, you have to fill your hearts completely with Love. That will be the result of total devotion." - Baba

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Haircuts for the Old

A group of volunteers from the Centre provide haircutting and shaving services to the inmates of the Penang Home of the Infirmed and Aged, Jalan Mesjid Negeri on the first Sunday of each month.  An average of 30-40 residents of the Home are attended to on each visit.  Snapshots taken on Sunday, 2nd July 2017.