The Sathya Sai Center of Torrance meets at 8p on Fridays.
8-830p alternates between study circle (even Fridays) and practicing devotional singing (odd Fridays), followed by devotional singing (bhajans) from 830-930p
Weekly donations of food are brought for the homeless to the Yahweh distribution point on Saturday. On Sunday, we contribute bags of sandwiches or burritos, and fruit to be distributed to homeless people in nearby cities.
Links to hear the devotional singing live from the center are posted on twitter, and can be heard below:
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The Sathya Sai Center of Torrance has about 35 members and meets Friday evening at 8:00. Weekly donations of food are brought for the homeless from a restaurant downtown to the Yahweh distribution point on Saturday. On Sunday, Center member contribute bags of sandwiches and fruit to be distributed to homeless people in a nearby city.
On holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, Center members bring food, clothing and gifts for needy families to their homes. We are blessed by the opportunity to share and to help.
Torrance Center has also been blessed this year to have had two excellent speakers. Dr. Jagadeeshan came and spoke with us about establishing projects to involve youth in helping others in the community. Apurna came recently with many wonderful slides of the summer Mahayagnam at Puttaparthi and stories of her experiences in Swami’s school and throughout her life as she has been guided and blessed by Baba.
A project begun by one Center member has been adopted by many membersin the Center. In India, Pravaham is the name of a school for girls who come from some of the neediest families and might otherwise face lives of working in the fields. The director, Lucy Shyamsundar, guides them in classes designed to create well-trained nurses assistants to work in geriatric centers. Two years ago when Torrance center members joined this project, 15 girls were the yearly “batch.” Last year the number was raised to 20, and next year Pravaham will admit 25 girls. Pravaham is helping people help themselves to help others. Surely this is a blessed project.
The Torrance Center has participated this year at medical camps in Corona and Oxnard. We joined the regional retreat at Cottontail Ranch for a happy weekend with good speakers and warm small-group sharings in the beautiful hills of Malibu. Each Friday we are so glad to meet at the home of the Indrakumarans to share bhajans and His Love.