Sunday, March 23, 2014

National Self Transformation Programme Retreat

The Sai Central Council of Malaysia organized its first National Self Transformation Programme Retreat on March 22nd - 23rd, 2014.  The venue was at Barre IJ Centre in Cameron Highlands.  Six members of NED had participated in this event which accommodated almost 300 Sai members from all over Malaysia.

There were many inspiring talks given by National and STP leaders, various sharing sessions by STP participants, role-plays as well as a workshop to enhance the full understanding of this important programme.

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National Self-Transformation Programme

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Enlightenment Day of Goddess Kuan Yin 2014

The Enlightenment Day for Goddess Kuan Yin falls on March 19th, 2014.  Our members conducted bhajans and Tibetan Buddhist mantras for the auspicious occasion at 8.00pm in the evening.

Om Mani Padme Hum!

2014 Sadhana Camp at NED

NED centre held its first Sadhana Camp for 2014 on March 16th, 2014, from 9.30am - 1.00pm.  After our opening prayers, the first topic on 'Love' was presented by Bro Lee YK.  Bro Lee expounded on the subject 'Love' as taught by Swami in His various discourses.  This was followed by a half-hour coffee-break at 11.00am.  

The next discussion on 'Conversation with Sai' was facilitated by Sis Adeline Teh.  This was an interactive session whereby there were questions and answers pertaining to the role of a Sai devotee and Swami's Golden Age.  Many questions were further raised from the floor and discussed together.  It was indeed a fulfilling morning for all who had attended this spiritual event.

At 12.45noon, Mangala Arathi was offered and it was followed with vegetarian lunch.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Mahashivaratri 2014

The auspicious celebration of Mahashivaratri was held on February 28th, 2014, from 8.00pm - 11.00pm.  Our prayers included Veda chanting, Shiva mantras, Lingashtakam, and bhajans.

Om Namah Shivaya!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Chinese New Year 2014 - Loh Sang

Chinese New Year 2014

NED members greeted the Chinese New Year with bhajans and prayers on January 31st and February 2nd, 2014.  After arathi, everyone had a joyful feast of vegetarian steamboat and loh-sang together.  It was indeed a wonderful time for Sai family reunion.

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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Chinese New Year 2014)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Fellowship Get-Together 2013

Every New Year's Eve is a family event at NED centre where our members get together to have pot-luck dinner and prayers.  All of us gathered around 7.30pm with sumptuous vegetarian dishes and delicacies.  After chanting the Food Mantra, everyone feasted together amidst laughter and songs in the background.

Around 9.00pm, we moved back into the prayer hall to watch several videos on Swami's darshan, as well as, Dr Sunder Iyer's account of his time with Swami at Prashanti Nilayam.

Bhajans began around 10.30pm, which was immediately followed by Gayatri Mantra x 108 and Sai Gayatri x 108.  It was well past midnight when arathi was performed by all devotees present.

Have a Blessed New Year 2014!

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Fellowship Get-Together 2013)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas 2013

Sweet music filled the air on Christmas morning at NED, Penang, from 10.00am onwards.  Bhajans were followed with songs of praise, christmas hymns and carolling.  Santa Claus made a visit to distribute gifts to the children and the elderly folks.

The happy event ended with serving of sumptuous vegetarian lunch for almost 100 people.

Have a blessed Christmas!

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Ladies Day 2013

NED members celebrated Ladies Day on Nov 17th, 2013.  We visited the homes of three elderly Sai members, namely Bro Alan Ong, Bro Ooi Hwa Bin and Aunty Wee.  A short bhajan was conducted in Aunty Wee's home, after which a delicious vegetarian lunch was served.  After lunch, we proceeded to General Hospital to visit Bro Thum, our chairman, who is currently hospitalised for a medical condition.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Akhanda Bhajan 2013

The Penang State Akhanda Bhajan 2013 was hosted by Sai Jyothi Alma on November 9 - 10th, 2013.  All Sai centres and bhajan units in Penang participated in this annual auspicious event.