Sathya Sai Region 10, USA

Archive – 2014 Regional Retreat & SSE Camp

Starts: October 10 @ 6:00pm
Ends: October 12 @ 8:00am
Location: Camp Arrowhead, Cleburne-Texas
Address: 5236 N. FM 199, Cleburne, TX, 76003
Phone: 254-897-2323

The Attitude of Gratitude: Attitude of Gratitude


The Attitude of Gratitude


Retreat Audios:

Saturday Program: Click Below to Listen.

Saturday YA Music Program: Click Below to Listen.

Sunday Program: Click Below to Listen. 

Sunday Program Q & A Session:Click Below to Listen.

Sunday SSE Bhajans:

Sunday YA Bhajans:

Retreat Video:

Click Retreat Video Link

October 11, 2014 (Saturday) – “We are Blessed” by Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan and Dr. Soumya Panchanathan

October 11, 2014 (Saturday) – Work is Worship” by Dr. Hari Conjeevaram

October 12, 2014 (Sunday) – “Connecting with the Inner Sai” by Dr. Hari Conjeevaram

October 12, 2014 (Sunday) – “Expressing our gratitude” by Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan and Dr. Soumya Panchanathan


Dates/Times: Friday October 10th, 7:00 pm – Sunday October 12th, 1:30 pm

Guests (bios and further information at the bottom of this page): Dr. Hari Conjeevaram, Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan & Dr. Soumya Panchanathan

Location InformationCamp Arrowhead,

Program Information & Important Reminders
 Guest Speakers

Dr. Hari Conjeevaram, M.D.

Dr. Hari Conjeevaram serves as the Regional President and Medical Director for Region 5, USA. He is also a member of the International Medical Committee of the Sri Sathya Sai Organization and Vice-Chairman of the USA Medical Committee. Dr. Conjeevaram is faculty member at the University of Michigan (UM) in Ann Arbor, MI – he is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Program Director for Gastroenterology Fellowship. He also serves as the Medical Director of the “UM Medical Student Run Free Clinic”. Dr. Conjeevaram is the recipient of numerous national and international awards in medicine and service.

He has been involved actively with the Sai Organization for the past 30 years. The idea of ‘service to the community’ attracted him at a young age, along with Swami’s universal message of Love. As part of the Sri Sathya Sai International Organization, Dr. Conjeevaram has coordinated multiple local and international medical relief missions to disaster stricken areas; including India, Haiti and most recently, the Philippines.

For the past several years, Dr. Conjeevaram has coordinated medical rotations for doctors across the globe to volunteer at Swami’s institutions. With Swami’s divine and loving guidance, he was involved in setting up the Gastroenterology Endoscopy Unit and the Gastroenterology Clinic at the General Hospital and Super Specialty Hospital respectively, in Puttaparthi.

Dr. Conjeevaram has been abundantly blessed by Swami in many ways and is ever thankful to Swami for all the opportunities Swami has provided and continues to provide, to serve Him in others. He believes that we all need show our gratitude to Swami by being actively involved in the service of humanity (local, regional, national or international) at all times with a pure and selfless attitude.

Drs. Sethuraman Panchanathan and Soumya Panchanathan

Dr. Sethuraman (Panch) Panchanathan grew up in Chennai and was introduced to Swami in the early 70s by his grandfather. He has been a visiting professor at the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning since 1999 and was instrumental in organizing the IT for SAI (Societal Advancement and Integration) conference in 2006. He is currently the Vice-President of Region 9 and has also served as the President of the Sathya Sai Baba center of Mesa, Arizona and as the Regional YA Adviser.

In his professional life, Panch is the Senior Vice President at Arizona State University responsible for advancing research, entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development activities. He is a Chaired Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at ASU and is also the Director of the Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing which is involved in the design of technologies and devices to assist individuals with disabilities. Panch was recently appointed to the US National Science Board by President Barack Obama.

Dr. Soumya Panchanathan grew up in Windsor, Ontario and came to Swami when she was 12 years old. Her brother attended Swami’s college in the early 80s and her parents have had the privilege of working in the General Hospital in Puttaparthi since 1998. She has served Swami as the Devotional Coordinator, and the SSE Coordinator in the Mesa Sai Center in Arizona and as a Regional YA Advisor of Region 9. She currently teaches group 4 SSE in the Mesa Sai Center.  

In her professional life, Soumya Panchanathan is Associate Program Director in the Phoenix Children’s Hospital pediatric residency program and the Theme Director of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Arizona-College of Medicine, Phoenix.

SSE Camp Details

This year, the SSE children (Grades 1-12) will enjoy a parallel SSE Camp within the same facilities as the overall retreat, in Camp Arrowhead. The camp’s objective is to further nurture the children’s “Attitude of Gratitude”, all within an atmosphere of fun, games, musical bits and age-appropriate spiritual introspection. Sessions will focus on Gratitude to Self, Family, Community and God, through several indoor and outdoor activities and workshops conducted by experienced SSE teachers and Young Adults. The children will also enjoy individual talks by our guest speakers.

The SSE camp will last from Oct 11th Saturday morning, through Oct 12th Sunday Afternoon; Upon approval from their parents, children aged 10+ (only) will stay overnight in SSE-specific cabins to enjoy the camp experience along with their peers. These cabins will be gender-separated, designated by age-groups and will have adult supervisors at all times. Children under the age of 10 will be accommodated with their parents.

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