We invite you to join us for an inspirational devotional program on Sunday, September 12. Program includes a special guest speaker, Barbara Robbins and Bernie Michel, followed by devotional singing.
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Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Time: 6 PM EST
Barbara Robbins and Bernie Michel – Bio
Barbara Robbins first saw a video about Sathya Sai Baba in 1974. She knew immediately that He was the full embodiment of divine love, which was her definition of God. At that time, there were very few devotees of Baba in the USA, so she had to wait another 22 years before contacting anyone else who knew of Him. In 1997, she and her husband, Bernie Michel, made their first trip to Puttaparthi, India, with fellow devotee, Jatin Desai. Barbara wanted to see for herself what the energy of Baba felt like, and was touched to the core of her heart in His presence. Since then, she has been an active member of the Sai Baba Center near her in Connecticut. She has taught SSE for 20 years, and was Education Coordinator for many years. She has also served as Sai Center Service Coordinator. Barbara practices seeing divinity in every person she meets, with the ultimate goal of remembering Baba at every moment until self-realization is achieved and maintained.
Bernie Michel was born into a Roman Catholic Family as the 2nd oldest of 8 children. All of his formal education was within the Catholic Church including 9 years of seminary training that included a BA in Philosophy. In his mid 30’s he moved away from Catholicism toward other spiritual practices until he discovered the I AM Activity and subsequently moved to Hartford, CT. It was there in that spiritual practice that he met and later married Barbara, and it was through her that he was introduced to Swami’s teachings and the Sai Organization where he has been an active member since 1996. Bernie currently serves as the President of SSSIO-USA Region 1.
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Sai Region 3
The Southeast Region (Region 3) of the U.S. Sathya Sai Organization consists of the Sai Centers and Groups in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and St. Thomas Virgin Islands, and the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Please click on "Sai Centers" to view the cities that have Sathya Sai Baba Centers within this Region.
Who is Sai Baba?
To a spiritual aspirant, Sai Baba is the divine master par excellence; to a rationalist, He is the noblest humanitarian on earth; to thousands of modern youth, He is the leader with a dynamic vision and a colossus of inspiration; to a devotee, He is simply divinity in human form; and to everyone who has had the opportunity to behold Him, He is Pure Love Walking on Two Feet.
For a more detailed biography of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, see http://media.radiosai.org/journals/Portal/bhagavan.htm.
Sathya Sai Baba was born on November 23rd 1926 in a tiny hamlet called Puttaparthi in the southern part of India. He lived a life dedicated to service and spiritual upliftment of humanity. Under His guidance, educational institutions and super speciality hospitals were established that provide the highest quality of service with no distinction made on the recipient of the service. And all of this service is provided completely free to all.
Sathya Sai Baba passed away on April 24th, 2011. Millions of followers are continuously inspired by His life and His message. One of the primary conduits for upholding and sharing Sathya Sai Baba’s message is the Sathya Sai International Organization (SSIO).
Inspired by Sathya Sai Baba, the SSIO spreads His universal message of pure love and selfless service through the Sathya Sai Centers present across 120 countries. Members of the Sai Centers are united by a common bond of love for God and the goals of selfless service, self-transformation and self-realization. Center activities include study of the teachings of Sathya Sai Baba and the sacred literature of all religions, group devotional singing, meditation, education in human values, and selfless service to the needy with love and compassion. Membership includes people from all walks of life and backgrounds. Sai Center programs and activities are universal and compatible with all the major religions. There is never a fee for membership in a Sathya Sai Baba Center, and donations are never solicited.