UNISON Bhajans / Namalikitha Japam Center Meeting, Sunday, April 19th 2020 

Sairam Dear All,
Hope all is well with Swami’s grace!

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ARADHANA MAHOTSAVAM UNISON BHAJANS
SUNDAY, APRIL 19TH 2020 @ 2:00 PM

Sathya Sai baba says

“It is not easy for the human mind, immersed in worldly concerns to turn to God. It is only when the mind is transformed and brought under the control of the Soul (Atma) that the body experiences Divine Bliss (Ananda). The means by which the mind is transformed is devotion (Bhakti – intense love for God). Progressively, turn your mind towards God until it merges in God. Meditation, repetition of the names of the Lord, group singing of devotional songs (bhajans), reading of scriptures and other such activities are designed only to purify the mind so that it can concentrate on God. As a field has to be properly ploughed and prepared for sowing so as to reap a good harvest, the field of our heart has to be rendered pure and sacred through good and holy actions and spiritual discipline (sadhana) if it is to yield the fruit of Divine Wisdom.Sathya Sai Speaks Vol.17/Ch.17

As part of our Aradhana Mahotsavam we will be showing our gratitude with Special UNISON Bhajans (One Bhajan Per Family). We will have Unison Family Bhajans from 2 PM with all lead singers (per family) coming together to offer a bhajan to Swami. Our Devotional Coordinator Br. Dnyanesh Prabhu, has reached out to all the families. At this time the goal is to have every family offer at least one bhajan as their offering to show their gratitude. All the families should by now know about their bhajan. If not, please reach out to Br. Dnyanesh Prabhu (dnyansai@gmail.com) or myself for more information.  Please join in this united offering of Family Unison bhajan session on the occasion of Maha Samadhi Aradhana Observance.

Note: Family can comprise of 1 member or more members together. For any questions, please reach out to the office bearers. Thank you.

95 Sadhana Program: For more details please go to www.ssbcflushing.org/nyc95
As part of the 95 Sadhana Program, the following is scheduled this Sunday as part of Center activity
1. We will start off with 21 AUMS before bhajans and conclude with 9 SAMASTHA LOKA after bhajans as part of Daily Prayers.
2. We will implement chanting of NamaLikitha Japam as a sadhana activity.

Note: Daily Prayers common conference call is scheduled daily at 8 PM. For those who wish to join daily at 8 PM please see the details.
Dial-in number: (712) 775-7465 | Participant Code: 209737

Agenda;

01:30 PM – 01:45 PM: Join the meeting
01:45 PM – 02:00 PM: Meditation

02:00 PM – 04:00 PM: UNITED UNISON BHAJANS
04:00 PM – 04:15 PM: NAMALIKITHA JAPAM /
02:30 PM – 02:40 PM: ARATHI / PRAYERS

 

Suggestions:
 

1. Ensure you have laptop / phone / ipad and login by 7:30 AM.
2. What is expected when we are having online satsang from each of us? See below for more details

JOIN REGULAR CENTER MEETING

While joining if it prompts for entering password please enter 10081008
For those who cannot join live using the above link, please dial in directly using the number (Audio Only):
Dial In Number: (646)-558 -8656
Access Code: 965-450-877#

SUNDAY, APRIL 19TH SSE CLASSES @ 12:30 PM

This Sunday, April 19th, 2020 our regular SSE Classes will be held from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. The online links for all SSE Classes are listed below. Please click on the appropriate link for each groups.

Note: While joining if it prompts for entering password please enter 10081008

SSE GROUP 1 ONLINE CLASS LINK
SSE GROUP 2 ONLINE CLASS LINK
SSE GROUP 3/4 ONLINE CLASS LINK

FOR ONLINE MEETING

Please join for (meeting links below)
1. ONE LINK FOR ALL SSE GROUPS  @ 12:30 PM (please start joining from 12:15 PM onwards)
2. CENTER MEETING SESSION @ 2:00 PM (Please start joining from 1:30 PM onwards)

For help with joining these meetings: Please Call the below volunteers

1. Ajesh Prabhu – 631 780 4248
2. Jothi Narayan – 631 404 9118
3. Rekha Prabhu – 631 780 4148
4. Deepa Narayan – 631 942 5311
5. Ragu Raman – 917 570 4013
6. Dyanesh Prabhu – 646 530 2924

What is expected of us while we are online?

Where can we be seated?
1. Please ensure that you and your family members appropriately assemble at your own home altar.
2. Ensure that your laptop (see below requirements) is also visible to all of you.
3. Ensure that you all are seated at the altar comfortably and also joined into the meeting.
4. Ensure NO background noise of any kind is present as much as possible. If not, please kindly mute your phone or go to a silent room where the noise is near zero.

How do we log in?
1. Please log in by clicking the links above.
2. If all of your family members are together then we suggest to limit to one login and one laptop to join the meeting.
3. If you are assigned singer, then please ensure you log in separately using either another laptop or your phone or ipad.
4. If one of your family member is not with you, then have them log in by themselves separately.
5. Ideally one login per house, excluding singer logins.

When can I turn on my Video Cam?
1. Only by lead singers when they are leading a bhajan (optional)
2. Only when Arathi is being done.
3. We are requesting to hide your video cam for the rest of the time in order to ensure that we all have a better experience in terms of audio quality and reduced latency (lag).

When to Mute and When Not to Mute my Audio?
1. During 1:45 PM – 2:00 PM – Please mute your self
2. During assigned bhajans 2:00 – 2:40 pm: All will be muted by default only the lead singers will be un-muted as needed when they lead bhajans.
3. During Closing Prayers 2:40 – 3:00 PM: You can un-mute and you will follow with others. Some we will play recorded chanting and you can provide chorus along.
4. During Bhajan Workshop 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM: Please mute your audio and when needed you can un-mute as it will be a bit interactive session.

How will the bhajans be rendered? (Note: After various options finally we will have the lead singer to render the first line and as well render the chorus by themselves or their family members while all of us will join during the chorus (this is done to reduce the latency (lag). At the same time we will have harmonium / tabla played).

1. We will pre-assign bhajan singers and the order will be known.
2. Lead singers are expected to join separately by themselves using cell phones or land line.
3. We will try to have limited instruments where possible to maintain the beat, if not we will just use clapping.
4. We will follow regular sunday pattern of slides, that will be shared on the screen.
5. Since to make it more touching, we can request lead singers to enable video cam so they can be seen while singing bhajan (optional).
6. Closing Prayers will be lead by assigned singer while all of us will render together..
7. Vibhuthi Mantram is lead by designated singer, please ensure you have vibhuthi at your altar and ensure that your family members get the same.

By Who and How will Arathi be given?
1. When we start arathi, we request all devotees to do arathi at their altars.
2. We will have arathi’s offered by all devotees at their homes at the same time. So please be ready with deepam / or others.
3. During this time you can all show your video camera so we can all see all arathi’s that are done at the same time.

NOTE: Please kindly forgive and excuse us if this does not meet with your standards. We know this cannot mimic the real time bhajans session or center meeting but this ensures that we all are wired at the same time to the divine. We will take feed back and continue to improvise for next meetings.

Note: Please click the calendar for larger image.
Please see the monthly Calendar for the April 2020 below…
Sairam
Sai Kishore
 
——–Jai Sai Ram——-

———–Jai Sai Ram————

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