Current events in Switzerland - in sweet-Sai-land
The theme of the year 2022 is
"awareness in speech"
In the calendar you will find the regular meetings in the centres and groups, the national meetings, public events, online events of the SSSIO, the religious holidays in Switzerland and India, the meetings of the national committee, as well as the dates for the Bhajan practice in Langenbruck.
The aim of the bookshop is to disseminate the teachings of Sathya Sai Baba to as many people as possible. The bookshop has a large selection of books by and about Sai Baba, mainly in German and English, plus many audio and video media. New publications are reviewed regularly. All the operations of the Sathya Sai bookshop are carried out on a voluntary basis. Any resulting profit is used for new publications. The books can be ordered online, or you can visit the bookshop at Laurenzenvorstadt 47 in Aarau in person with prior appointment by telephone.
The Sathya Sai Bulletin publishes contributions from members on the theme of the year, annual festivals, reports on local and national events or other spiritual topics. The Bulletin is published twice a year in May and November. The editorial team is led by Gertraude and Elfinn, who also designs the bulletins. The deadline for contributions is 10 May or 10 November. The Bulletin can be subscribed to as a free mail-out, it is also possible to receive a print version.
Following last year's talent festival, there will be a poetry festival this year. We are collecting our own and other authors' poems which promote happiness. These can be in the form of text, audio, video or other arts. The online collection is constantly being added to. Submissions are very welcome. To set the mood, here is the beginning of a poem by Tagore: Early in the day it was whispered / that we should sail in a boat / only thou and I / and never a soul in the world would know of this our pilgrimage to no country and to no end.
Every year there are four large meetings for the whole of Switzerland, the Satsangs (literally: contact with the truth). They are open to all members and other interested persons. Apart from a lot of singing together, each Satsang has a main focus.
Spring Satsang: usually a meeting with other religious communities.
Summer Satsang: usually a meeting of several days to deepen the theme of the year and for performances or presentations as part of the annual festival.
Autumn Satsang: usually held on the Day of Prayer, with a review of the past year and a look ahead to the themes of the following year.
Winter Satsang: in December, the focus is on the Christian feast of Christmas.
On important holidays related to Sai Baba, the international organisation creates worldwide programmes of several hours with a live stream: Birthday, Christmas, Mahashivaratri, Aradhana Mahotsavam, Easwaramma Day, Avatar Declaration Day, Akhanda Bhajans, Ladies' Day etc. There are also regular 24-hour Akhanda Gayatri chantings for world peace.