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OM Sai Ram
And welcome to the Sathya Sai Baba Center of North San Diego. We would like to encourage your interest and participation in a wide range of activities and service opportunities which are open to all. As with all activities involving Sathya Sai Baba, whom you may hear referred to as Swami or Baba, there is absolutely no cost or “collection” of any kind. Donations are neither requested nor accepted. For those who do not know, Swami’s teachings are non-sectarian, focusing on the unity of all faith and the brotherhood of man.

Bhajans:
The North San Diego Center holds devotional meeting on Monday evenings. The center opens at 7 pm at which time we show a video on Swami, his work and/or his teachings. Devotional singing (bhajans) begin at 7:30 and last approximately 45 minutes to one hour. We will sometime have special guest speak immediately following bhajans. For further information on our devotional programs, please contact our devotional coordinator, Chitra at 760- 436-2230.

Service:

We have a weekly service project at the center every Sunday morning at 9:30 am. At that time we assemble food packages for the homeless and underprivileged. In additional to our weekly service project, we also collect household goods, blankets and clean clothing which are distributed to local churches and other community outreach agencies. We also have a wonderful monthly project wherein we share our joy of song with the elderly at a local convalescent home. The North San Diego Center continually looks for opportunities to serve our community and fellow beings in meaningful ways. For more information on our service projects, please contact our service coordinator Richard at 760-434-7208.

Young Adults:
The North San Diego Center has an active group of young adults ages 16-35. They are involved in a wide variety of service projects throughout San Diego County as well as having their own study circles and bhajans. For further information please contact our young adult coordinators, Rucheeta Kulkarni (YA ladies coordinator) at 480-444-9510 or Josh Pesavanto (YA Men’s coordinator) at 619-421-5079.

Children’s Education:
Sai Spiritual Education (SSE) and SSEHV (Sathya Sai Education of Human Values) classes are held weekly at the center every Sunday morning at 10:30 to 12:00. Based on Swami’s teachings, this program has been highly successful worldwide. Teachers certified in SSE and/or EHV conduct classes. They are held for all levels from 4 year olds through teen-agers. Classes are free and open to all. For further information contact our SSE coordinator Merilyn at 858-673-7550

Newcomer’s meetings:
All newcomers are invited to a brief meeting after the bhajan program on Monday nights. At that time, we will try to answer any questions you might have regarding Swami and His teachings. For more information please contact our vice-president Sandy at 760-798-4987

Study Circle:
There is also a Study Circle each Sunday from 10:30 am to 12:00 wherein we focus more deeply on Swami’s teachings. For further information on this aspect of our center’s activities, please contact Vijaya Ambegaokar at 760-945-5509.

Bookstore and Library:
Our center has a library which loans out books by or about Sathya Sai Baba, His life and His teachings. We also have a number of videos on Swami that are loaned free of charge. For those wishing to purchase books, Cds, videos or audio tapes; we have a bookstore which provides these items at our cost.

Directions:
From the 5 North, exit Santa Fe Drive. Stay in the middle late on the off ramp. Go straight across Santa Fe Dr. to Regal Road. Take the fourth right on Park Lane.

From the 5 South, exit Santa Fe Drive. Turn left at the bottom of the off-ramp. Turn left at the second light, Regal Road. Turn right at the fourth right, Park Lane.

For more information please contact:
David Cornsweet, Center President (760) 944-3348