Sathya Sai Medical Conference In Anaheim Oct 10-11

Sathya Sai Medical Conference In Anaheim Oct 10-11
Date Submitted: Thu Oct 01, 2009
BY A STAFF REPORTER

ANAHEIM, CA – Health Care Professionals such as physicians, dentists, residents, fellows, medical and dental students will all be in attendance at the a Sathya Sai International Medical Conference in Anaheim, Oct 10-11, which will focus on the theme of Sri Sathya Sai – Ideal Health Care and Global Health Mission.

The conference will feature speakers from around the world who will discuss and give examples of how medical and dental care is being delivered to millions of people around the world who do not have health insurance and could not otherwise afford to pay for healthcare. There will also be discussions on looking into the future for new ways to reach out to those in need of medical care in our own communities.

Some specific topics that will be discussed will be 1.) How to start a free medical clinic run 100% by volunteers. 2.) Disaster relief work done during the hurricane Katrina. 3.) A model to provide health care to the homeless. 4.) A Bone Marrow Donor Program and how this is especially helpful for minorities. 5.) Preventive medicine.

For more: http://saiconference.org. There is no registration fee for this conference.

India Journal Reference

Introduction:
The Sri Sathya Sai International Medical Committee has the honor of hosting an international medical conference on October 10 and 11, 2009 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, U.S.A. The theme of the conference is “Sri Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare and Sri Sathya Sai Global Health Mission.” The delivery of comprehensive state-of-the-art healthcare will be discussed at this international medical conference.

PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is September 12, 2009.

Objective:
Since its inception, the Sathya Sai Organization has been deeply committed to providing selfless service to mankind through various humanitarian projects. One such service is the provision of state-of-the-art healthcare, free of cost to the sick and needy. In 1956, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba inaugurated a General Hospital at Puttaparthi, India providing free primary healthcare services to the needy in the remote rural areas. This blossomed into two general hospitals and two super-specialty hospitals in India providing free primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare. These models of Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare have inspired the Sathya Sai Global Health Mission. The philosophy, energy and dedication that created these medical institutions have now become an international movement over the last fifty years resulting in the extensive Sri Sathya Sai Healthcare System helping people worldwide. The healthcare providers in this system firmly believe in blending technology and medical excellence with love and compassion. Delivery of good healthcare to a whole patient is notably different from the delivery of medical care that targets a specific illness alone. The Sri Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare System has inspired the transformation of thousands of healthcare providers to deliver free, comprehensive modern health services with love and compassion. It is in this milieu that the Sri Sathya Sai International Medical Conference on “Sri Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare and Sri Sathya Sai Global Health Mission” will be hosted. The conference will include physicians, dentists, medical and dental students, residents and fellows in training from several specialties. Delegates will assemble to consider all aspects of healthcare.

If you are a physician, dentist, medical or dental student, resident or fellow in training and are interested in attending this conference please click here to register. For general information about Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and His work, please visit the website of the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust and the website of the International Sai Organization. For information on the medical projects undertaken by the Sri Sathya Sai Medical Trust in Prasanthi Nilayam please visit the website http://www.sssmt.org.in.

Hillary Clinton To Visit India

Hillary Clinton To Visit India

Hillary Clinton To Visit India


‘Hillary Clinton excited about India trip’

Washington (IANS): As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left on a much awaited trip to India, the US again stressed the importance it placed on the role India can play not just in the region, but as a global player.

Ms. Clinton’s series of meetings with current and former officials, lawmakers and think tanks in the run up to the visit is “an indication of the importance that Secretary Ms. Clinton and the administration, in general, places on our relationship with India, with the world’s largest democracy,” State Department Spokesman Ian Kelly said Thursday.

“And I think we want to really look forward and look at this relationship as something that can be very constructive in the kind of role that India can play not just in the region, but as a global player,” he said.

“Ms. Clinton is genuinely excited about this trip and is really looking forward to spending a lot of time in India, three full days,” said Mr. Kelly who would be accompanying her on the trip.

The US also hoped to conclude some bilateral agreements during the trip, Mr. Kelly said. But “for the first two days, it’s going to be almost entirely people-to-people type activities, which she, of course, enjoys very much and puts a lot of importance on.”

Asked if the US is worried about China’s military build-up and if it was going to be on the table during Ms. Clinton’s meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he said: “I just – I can’t predict what will come up.”

“I think most of the focus is going to be on our bilateral relationship,” Mr. Kelly said. There will be “some agreements in the security field. But I think it’s really going to be more talking about our partnership, about our bilateral relationship.”

In Mumbai, Ms. Clinton plans to commemorate the Nov 26 terrorist attack. “It was a horrific event and we know that it touched the lives of many families. And so she wants to pay tribute to the people who suffered in the event,” he said.

But Mr. Kelly declined to confirm whether she would be staying at the same hotel where the terrorists struck. “Well, I don’t think we talk about where we stay when we – before we get there, so I’m not going to confirm where we’re staying.”

The Hindu Reference

New York Gears Up for Walk for Values USA

Walk For Values Logo

Walk For Values Logo


New York Gears Up for Walk for Values USA

NewswireToday – /newswire/ – Richmond Hill, NY, United States, 06/09/2009 – New Yorkers walk for what really matters: love, nonviolence, peace, right-conduct and truth. Walk for Values USA returns to downtown Manhattan as participants pledge to make a difference by selecting a value that they will practice for life.

On Sunday, June 21, New Yorkers will have a chance to walk for what really matters: love, nonviolence, peace, right-conduct and truth. For the second year in a row, Battery Park in downtown Manhattan will be the backdrop to Walk for Values USA, an opportunity to make a difference and inspire others to follow, one step at a time.

In New York City over 8.2 million people live barely steps away from each other. There’s a neighbor who looks out his window into our kitchen, a young woman sitting next to us on the train, a homeless man sleeping in a stoop down our block, an immigrant fruit vendor in the corner. In New York we walk together every day.

Human values shape the way we think, speak and behave; they inspire unexpected acts of kindness in a city ‘too busy’ to stop. Courage and compassion move a commuter to jump on the train tracks to save a stranger; empathy makes others hold doors; friendship and humility allow everyone to share community gardens. In other words, basic human values turn inhabitants into citizens and make us all better people. In New York City, people who care make a world of difference.

This unique event will bring together hundreds of Americans of all ages regardless of religion or race with the sole purpose of raising awareness of the importance of practicing universal values in our daily lives. Walk for Values USA is not a fund-raiser, protest, rally, nor demonstration. It is a human movement forward, a call to attention, a walk to adopt a value for life. It is also free of charge!

Walk for Values USA (walkforvaluesusa.org) is organized by the Sathya Sai Organization, a not-for-profit group, and is part of a global effort to promote the practice of human values by providing opportunities to participate in community-based service activities. Currently, the Walk for Values takes place in several cities across Australia, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, and in the US.

Details
Event: Walk for Values USA -NY
Date: Sunday, June 21, 2009
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Location: Battery Park, NYC – entrances from State Street and Battery Place
Contact Us: T: +1 718 803 2919
E: promotions[.]walkforvaluesusa.org

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‘The Gods Will Be Present’

‘The Gods Will Be Present’
Ancient ceremony blesses site where Hindu temple will stand
Rosa Salter Rodriguez
The Journal Gazette

The scent of sandalwood and the sound of chanting punctuated by “Om” filled the air last week at a site in western Allen County where devotees plan to erect the first permanent Hindu temple in Fort Wayne.

About 300 supporters of the new Omkaar Temple gathered in folding chairs under a red and white-striped tent for two days of Bhoomi Puja, or ground-blessing ceremonies, on Oct. 10 and 11.

During the ceremonies, orange and saffron-robed Hindu holy men hoped to draw positive energies to the site at 13900 Yellow River Road, says Dr. Jyothirmai Reddy, of Fort Wayne, an obstetrician/gynecologist and temple benefactor.

Reddy says plans include a small temple and a holistic health center. She says she hopes the building will be finished by 2010.

Reddy also says she hopes the site will become a gathering place for Hindus and non-Hindus alike.

She wants residents to be able to learn meditation techniques and yoga at the site and participate in massage and other therapies, including some based on eastern Ayurvedic medicine. She also plans to offer free health checks.

The temple’s purpose is to promote what Reddy calls “self-consciousness,” or mindful spirituality.

“In order to have more self-consciousness we need a center where we can congregate and meditate and teach,” she says.

Reddy says the temple’s name is derived from the most sacred word for Hindus, “Om,” which is believed to be the sound uttered at the creation of the universe.

“Omkaar is the base source of all religions, the most ancient and yet the modern manifestation of spiritual consciousness,” Reddy says.

She says she is a follower of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, a contemporary Hindu religious teacher in Puttaparthi, India. He preaches universal love, human equality and service to all, Reddy says.

By some, he is believed to be a reincarnated deity and has announced himself as such.

A portrait of Sathya Sai Baba was placed by the ceremonial platform, but Reddy says the local effort is not formally affiliated with his international association.

“It is from my heart,” as an individual follower, she says.

Plans for the site would make it similar to Sai Baba’s home base, which includes a free hospital, an ashram for teaching and a temple.

During the ceremonies, attendees approached a foot-high platform covered with rugs and prayer mats to offer nine gems to be placed in a time capsule in the earth.

“The theory is that we put good in and it will cause good vibrations, good energy,” Reddy says.

Under the direction of Chief Guruji Kumarasway Dixitar of Sri Raja Ganapathi Temple in Swedesboro, N.J., priests chanted separate prayers as water, rice, honey, flowers, seeds and nuts, sweets, incense, clothing and ornaments, among other items, were offered. Posters of Hindu deities lined the tent walls.

The ceremonies were performed according to ancient traditions for structures and architecture. The timing was selected according to sacred Vedic calendars, Reddy says.

She says a groundbreaking service will be held later at the site, which is now a wooded area surrounded by cornfields.

Vish Gurudutt, president of the Fort Wayne Bhajan Society, says there are about 250 Hindu families in the Fort Wayne area.

Gurudutt, who attended the recent ceremonies, says families have been meeting about 25 years and have had a formal altar the past five years at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne, 5310 Old Mill Road. But it is not considered a permanent temple, he says.

Dr. Praven Kollipara of Fort Wayne says people traveled great distances to attend the ground-blessing.

The temple will become the second permanent Hindu site in Indiana, with the other in Indianapolis, he says.

“This (ceremony) is important to us because we believe this means the gods will be present here.”

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Cultural Program by USA Devotees Of Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba


Cultural Program by USA Devotees Of Sathya Sai Baba
Devotees from the US (Region 10 – Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas) presented a musical offering to Bhagawan on Monday, July 28th in Sai Kulwant Hall.

The program depicted Bhagawan’s love for mankind throughout the ages. It showed scenes of His various incarnations and messengers to uplift man to enable him to realise his divinity. The entire group of 276 performed a medley of songs in 7 languages, woven together with narration. 57 Bal Vikas (SSE) children provided a dramatic portrayal through skits and dances.

The six episodes focused on the majesty of Rama, the mischief of Krishna, the serenity of the Buddha, the compassion of Jesus, the glory of Allah, and the grandeur of Bhagawan Baba

The first scene was set to a backdrop of uplifting songs, which described the glory and might of the Lord, and illustrated the power of the vanaras’ devotion to Lord Rama as they built the bridge to Lanka. Our prayer is to be, likewise, humble instruments in Lord Sai Rama’s mission.

The second episode focused on the mischief of Krishna, who charmed Mother Yashoda and the Gopis as He stole yogurt and butter. His leelas, dramatized to a bhajan, inspire us to awaken the God within who will steal our butter-soft hearts. This scene was followed by a song that reminds us to remember Hari (Lord Krishna) in all that we think, say, and do.

Set to a traditional chant followed by a bhajan, the next scene depicted the Lord Buddha’s peaceful aura. His presence was enough to calm the restless minds of spiritual aspirants depicted by SSE students. By controlling the senses and purifying their intake, the heart shall become Prasanthi Nilayam and Sai will reside within.

The fourth episode showed Jesus showering His unconditional love and compassion on the blind, the hungry, the sick, and the needy. Seeing Jesus’ loving service, others, who previously were unwilling to serve, follow suit and therefore are transformed themselves.

The fifth episode showed a traditional Sufi dance set to an uplifting Qawwali praising Allah. The songs of Allah demonstrated that Bhagawan (in all His forms) is the ultimate embodiment of All that Is as He is the One behind everyone and everything.

For the grand finale, the boys and girls created two hearts at the Lotus Feet of Bhagawan Baba while the entire group sang “Hum Ko Tumse Pyar Kitna.” This represented that the whole world – all faiths, religions, castes, and sects – is arriving at the Lotus Feet of Bhagawan to participate in His Divine Mission.

Swami responded to this outpouring of love by coming down into the group of children for a photograph. He granted padanamaskar to several of them, materialized a gold chain for one boy, and distributed prasadam to everyone.

Swami’s pleasure was evident as He invited the group to sing several bhajans in His Divine Presence. After accepting Arathi, Swami raised both hands in blessing to all.

Reference (With Pictures)