Sathya Sai Baba
Aum Sri Sai Ram,
Welcome to the official website of Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Durham.
The Sri Sathya Sai Baba Organisation is established with the fundamental objective laid down by Sri Sathya Sai Baba, "Awaken in man the Divinity inherent in him". The inspiration of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's example and message of unselfish love and service has resulted in the establishment of over 1200 Sathya Sai Baba Centres in 146 countries throughout the world.
The members of Sathya Sai Baba Centres are united by a common bond, love for God, as well as a common goal of spiritual growth. Members include people from all walks of life, and the Centre programs are well matched with the values of all the major religions. Please navigate through our website for information about our centre, centre activities and upcoming events / programs. Kindly feel free to provide your feedback, which will help us grow.
SWAMI ALWAYS SAYS ...!!
Do not be weighed down by the so-called downfalls you face at times. That which may appear as suffering to you, may become a big milestone of progress in your spiritual path to reach Me. Welcome Me in any form I appear, whether in happiness or sorrow. Do not judge Me badly because things do not seem to go the way you think them to be. Trust Me and know for sure, that your welfare is more important to Me than to you yourself!
Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Durham Christmas Workshop - 2016
In 2016, the Group 3 and 4 SSE students of the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Durham (SSSCD) were pleased to put together a special Sai Christmas Workshop for the SSE children along with their parents. The objective of the team was to provide the audience with a fun Xmas experience and to raise awareness about serving the community with the motto: “Service to man is service to God”- Sai Baba.
The children had successfully put together a similar project in 2015 which was unanimously approved by the President and active members of the Centre. This project was part of their leadership learning strategy. It allowed them to practice the values they learned in class, namely: loving, giving and sharing while applying the 5Ds – dedication, devotion, discipline, discrimination and determination.
Similar to last year, they brainstormed ideas in class and effectively came with a consensus. They learned how to streamline feasible projects, to manage time and resources and to work in a team respecting different views and ideas. They planned activities that included the group two and the pre-SSE children as well.
There were more than 30 children who participated and some of the parents attended as well.
The activities consisted of collecting nonperishable goods for homeless youth at the Joanne’s House and gifts for a women’s shelter. Both are in the Durham region. For the Christmas festivities, they decorated a Christmas tree, gingerbread cookies which were backed by one SSE child; they played trivia games such as ‘pass the parcel’, ‘bomb diffuser’ which they mostly enjoyed. They participated in charades, Xmas carol singing, drawing, painting and story-telling.
It is to be noted that they did not raise any funds for these projects, but had some minor support from their parents and used their own money. The Christmas workshop was culminated by vegetarian pizza kindly offered by the President of the (SSSCD) and his wife who hosted the whole event at their house.
The laughter, joy and fun and display of talents were testimony to the success of the Xmas workshop.
Regular Bhajan Location
IQ Brainers Academy
1801 Harwood Ave. North, Suite 14
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CENTRE EVENTS FOR FEB. 2017
The following are the acitivities planned for the month of Feb. 2017:
Sunday Feb. 12th: Regular Balvikas and Bhajans
Sunday Feb. 19th: No Balvikas and Bhajans
Friday Feb. 24th: Special Shivarathiri Bhajans (7pm - midnight).
Sunday Feb. 26th: Balvikas classes will be held but Bhajans will not be held.
CENTRE EVENTS 2017
SRI SATHYA SAI BABA CENTRE OF DURHAM AND DURHAM TAMIL ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN DIWALI - 2016
The joint celebration of Diwali and Halloween by the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Durham (SSSBSD) and Durham Tamil Association(DTA) took place on October 30, 2016 in the auditorium of the Pickering Public Library whose vision is to “connect residents to build a community”.
The aim of the joint venture is to build a strong community for today’s children in the Durham region and for generations to come. This event allowed the children, parents and guests to connect, to share knowledge and to have fun. More than 50 children from ages 5 to 12 from both Durham (SSSBSD) and (DTA) participated in these celebrations. They came all dressed up in their favourite Halloween costumes; took part in games, painting of earthen lamps, also called ‘diya’. Lighting of the ‘diyas’ is a key to Diwali.
It was a joy to see the children from both groups mingling and enjoying themselves as if they knew each other from a long time. Besides, the occasion allowed the participants to take an active role in multicultural programs that reflect the Canadian social and cultural fabric.
Canada, being a multicultural country, encourages its citizens to take pride in their ancestry. Both Diwali and Halloween festivals originated from different cultures from various parts of the world. While Diwali originated from an ancient Indian cultural heritage to celebrate good over evil, Halloween originated from ancient Celtic tradition to honour the dead.
This joint venture by both the (SSSBSD) and the (DTA) successfully achieved a common vision of unifying and building communities. They look forward to working together on similar projects with shared values.
Weekly Bhajans: Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Durham has commenced weekly bhajans taking place every Sunday from 11:00-12:00 Noon. Bhajans are being held at IQ Brainers located at 1801 Harwood Ave. North, Suite 14, . Please check our Bhajan Schedule posted on this site. Those of you, particularly Senior Citizens requiring transportation to our Bhajan venues, please drop us an email at email@example.com or call us at 905-550-2365.
Bal Vikas Classes: Our Bal Vikas classes will commence on Friday Sept. 18th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Classes will be taking place at our centre located at 1801 Harwood Ave. North, Suite 14 every Friday. If you would like to register your child, please download the registration by clicking here, complete and bring it with you to any of our regular weekly Bal Vikas classes. For more information please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adults Study Circle: To share Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Babas’ teachings about the 5 Human Values and how to apply these Human Values in our day to day lives, Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Durham will be continuing our regular Adults study Circles starting Sunday Sept. 20th from 10 - 11:00 AM. Study circles will also be held at our Centre located at 1801 Harwood Ave. North, Suite 14. More information please email us at email@example.com.