Sathya Sai Region 10, USA

2015 Labor Day Retreat

Starts: September 04 @ 6:00pm
Ends: September 06 @ 5:00pm
Location: Camp Young Judaea
121 Camp Young Judaea Rd
Wimberley, TX 78676

Love is the Source, the Path and the Goal


Retreat Pictures: 2015 SAI Region 10 Retreat Pictures

Retreat Video: 2015 SAI Region 10 Retreat Video
                      : 2015 SAI Region 10 SSE CAMP Video 

Retreat Video Program Highlights:
*Main Program
*SSE Program

Dates/Times: Labor Day Weekend, Frid
ay Sep 4th, 6:00 pm – Sunday Sep 6th, 5:00 pm

Guests (bios and further information at the bottom of this page): Mr. Leonardo Gutter; Dr. Paul Erhard, Mrs. Elli Erhard and Jeffrey Erhard – “Sands Around Infinity“; Mr. Balu Karanam, SSIHL Alumni.  

Location InformationCamp Young Judaea, Wimberley-Texas (45 mins .from Austin) –

Registration Information (only online registration option available): 
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Program Information & Important Reminders
 Guest Speakers

Mr. Leonardo Gutter, Member Prasanthi Council

Mr. Leonardo Pablo Gutter is currently one of five Members of the Prasanthi Council, which handles implementation and oversight of day-to-day functioning of the Sathya Sai International Organization. He served previously as Chairman of Zone 2, Latin America. A psychologist by profession, with vast experience in this field. For the last 30 years Mr. Gutter represents some of the largest American, European and Japanese TV and cinema studios in Latin America.
Mr. Gutter has worked in Sai Organization for over 34 years now. He is one of the founding and first Coordinating Committee members of the Sai Organization in Argentina, the country of largest membership in the Sai Organization in Latin America. Since, Mr. Gutter has held numerous posts within the Sathya Sai International Organization, among which are: Founding Member of the Sri Sathya Sai Trust of Argentina and President of the Central Committee of Latin America. Needless to say, Mr. Gutter has enjoyed a tremendous amount of personal interaction and directives from Swami both, at the personal and organizational levels.
Dr. Paul Erhard, Mrs. Ellen Erhard & Jeffrey Erhard
Dr. Paul Erhard and his family; his spouse Ellen and their two sons- Jeffrey & Robert, have been closely associated with the Sathya Sai Organization since their first visit to Prasanthi Nilayam in 1985. Dr. Paul& Ellen have taught at the Sathya Sai Educational Institutions in India. Dr. Paul Erhard, double bass, is professor in the College of Music, University of Colorado (CU) in Boulder, where he has taught since 1986. Paul has pioneered musical and expressive dimensions of playing the double bass in Indian Classical music since 1999, and has studied both North and South Indian classical music with master Indian musicians in India and USA. Jeffrey and Robert studied at the Sathya Sai Schools for over seven years. Paul and Ellen have made multiple performances in the Divine presence of Swami. They have been spreading Swami’s message through music and have released CD’s titled ‘Atmic Vision’ and ‘Expanding Horizons’, with critically acclaimed tours in 2005, ’07 and ’08, performing 43 concerts in 10 US states and Paris, and given 50+ Indian music workshops for 9000+ students. As a 2013-2015 Fulbright scholar, Paul’s research project “Training the Musical Mind” involved interviews with 35 of India’s most eminent Carnatic and Hindustani classical vocalists and instrumentalists. Paul formed the Indo-American Fusion trio Atmic Vision in 2004 with two of India’s foremost classical musicians, bansuri flutist Annada Prasanna Pattanaik and tabla drummer Muthu Kumar. Recently they released a new CD titled ‘Of Infinite Light’- a collection of 8 bhajan arrangements. As a soloist, Paul performs throughout the USA, Europe and Asia, having adjudicated many prestigious double bass competitions and being a frequent guest artist at double bass conferences.
Jeffrey Erhard studied at the Sathya Sai School for over seven years. He studied Hindi and Sanskrit at the school and is one of the core team members of the Veda Chanting team at the Prasanthi Nilayam. He has trained in both; North Indian and Carnatic classical music traditions. He completed his Masters in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Colorado with honors in 2014. He had the privilege to sing the US National Anthem (Solo) along with his brother Robert at the White House in 2014, as the invocation for a multicultural conference. Both, Jeffrey and Robert perform with their father Paul in the fusion group Sands Around Infinity.
 Mr. Balu Karanam
Balasubramnayam (Balu) Karanam was born in a small village nearPuttaparthi in the family of Sai devotees. He joined the Puttaparthi village primary school for 4th grade, studied in Smt. Eswaramma High school, graduated and post graduated from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prashanthinilayam. He joined Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to pursue his research studies in Cancer Biology. Balu was SSE teacher for group III. He served as the President of Sri Sathya Sai center at Greater Baltimore, Maryland and as Regional Devotional Co-ordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Region. Balu is currently working as Assistant Professor in Cancer Biology, and is a regular member of Atlanta Sathya Sai Center.
 About Region 10’s SSE Camp
With its beginnings in 2012, Region 10’s SSE Camp has now become a staple in the annual line-up of regional events, delighting and amazing families with new, fun and inspirational activities for children and parents alike.
This year, the SSE children (Grades 1-12) will once again enjoy a parallel SSE Camp within the same facilities as the overall retreat, in Camp Young Judaea. The camp’s objective is to further nurture the children’s experience that “Love is the Source, Love is the Path and Love is the Goal”, all within an atmosphere of fun, games, musical bits and age-appropriate spiritual introspection. The SSE Camp will enjoy several indoor and outdoor activities and workshops conducted by experienced SSE teachers and Young Adults. The children will also enjoy individual talks and performances by our guest speakers.
 The SSE Camp last from Saturday Sep 5th morning to Sunday Sep 6th 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.
 Don’t miss it!
 Mrs. Rajasree Parthasarathy
 Mrs. Rajasree Parthasarathy is a housewife and mother of three beautiful angels. She is the former Devotional coordinator and SSE coordinator of the Memphis Sai Center and also former Young Adult Advisor of Region 4, the mid-central region. She is an outstanding musician and extremely knowledgeable in the areas of multi-language devotional singing.
Mr. Vivek Thacker
Vivek Thacker has served in the Sai Organization in many capacities, as Region 6’s Service Coordinator and Young Adult coordinator. He has led and participated wholeheartedly in many service projects and is always ready to do Swami’s work. His first love is certainly music and he remembers nostalgically the first devotional songs he heard in Prasanthi Nilayam over two decades ago. Nowadays, Vivek has acquired an extensive repertoire of English and multi-cultural songs, which he’s always ready to share.

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