Center meets every Sunday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm for Devotional service at All Faiths Chapel (Austin State Hospital Complex), 4110 Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78751.
We start with Meditation for 10 minutes from 4.00 PM to 4.10 PM. From 4.10 PM to 5 PM, we will have Study Circle and from 5.00 PM to 6.00 PM we will have devotional singing session.
(Devotional songs) singing is an act by which one feels closer to his/her inner Self or God when sung with ‘Bhakthi’ or devotion and love. Bhajans are sung aloud the name and glory of God. It is the process of singing that originates from the heart, not the lips or tongue. It is the expression of the joyous thrill that dwells from one’s heart when the glory of God is remembered. Bhajan singing is distinct from all forms of music and stands out as a unique spiritual practice. The sole objective of devotional singing is to make one aware of the omnipresence of God.
Bhajan leads are required to practice with bhajan coordinators before they lead the bhajans at the center. The practice sessions are held after the devotional meeting on Sunday at 6:00pm.
The link to the Devotional singing (Bhajan) Book
Study Circle Meetings:
Study Circle is not reading books. It means taking a point and each person discussing what it means to them. Like a round table conference. The study circle looks at the different facet, but, as in a diamond, there is one facet that is flat, and from it, all can be viewed. To discover the top facet is the task of the study circle – Sathya Sai Baba
“In the study circle you can learn a lot of things, but the most important thing to be learnt is your own true nature – your atmatatwa. Learning all about external things without knowing your real Self is like studying the branches of a tree, ignoring its roots.” – Sathya Sai Baba
The purpose of a study circle is to help members deepen their understanding of Sathya Sai Baba’s teachings and to strengthen their personal practice. Study Circles should have a one-pointed orientation and is held every Sunday from 4:15 PM to 5.00 PM at All Faiths Chapel (Austin State Hospital Complex), 4110 Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78751.
The link to Study Circle Summaries in 2018
The link to Study Circle Summaries in 2017
The link to the Study Circle Guidelines
A Variety of free literatur on Sathya Sai Baba including Newsletters and Regional Bulletins and All Books written by Swami are made available at the Center Library located in the foyer of the All Faiths Chapel. We usually setup this around 4 PM and keep it until 6.15 PM.