With Swami's blessings, we are very excited to announce the launch of "SAIx": a series of webinars on topics of interest and importance to the YAs and the YA leadership teams in USA. For more information on any of these topics, or if you have any suggestions to be presented in the future webinars, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
#4. Love & Discipline Part-1 : My Sai and I
April 13th 2020 @6pm PT / 8pm CT / 9pm ET
Presenters: Sri Akella, Ramya Gopinath Rao, Sanjay Ghandikota (Region 2)
For many of us, Swami's rules and discipline often appear to be in conflict with His universal message of love and service.
At times, we have questions on the rules and discipline aspect that Swami has laid down for us like on gender-separation etc. This leads to questions like "Why should we follow all the rules if we feel Swami's presence even without doing so?" But why does Swami say that discipline is so important? And what on earth does love have to do with it?! Are we constantly trying to adapt Swami to fit our lives rather than the other way around?
The goal of this webinar is to discuss and understand the inter-relationship of these two values, and make them part of a deeper commitment to practice the core principles of Swami's teachings consistently. We will also discuss real-life case scenarios that involve the application of these teachings (the convenient and not-so-convenient ones).
Share your thoughts/questions on this topic here: tiny.cc/saix-register
#3. SSIO YAs at FAF's 25th Youth Assembly, NYC 2020
March 17th 2020 @6pm PT / 8pm CT / 9pm ET
Presenters: Abhinav Thirunagari, Kabir Mitra, Krutika Puntambekar, Kshitij Srivastava, Rishma Jivan, Ritesh Reddy, Saipreethi Ruvva, Sanjna Srivatsa, Santosha Pidatala, Shivram Viswanathan
In February, 10 Young Adults from across the USA represented the SSIO at the 25th Session of the Youth Assembly organized by the Friendship Ambassador Foundation (FAF), which is a NGO formally associated with the United Nations. There, they were accompanied by global delegates, and youth leaders, who engaged in discussions surrounding the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030. During this SAIx webinar, these YA delegates will present their experience, challenges and takeaways. More importantly, they will also talk about the potential opportunities that we as YAs can be involved within the SSIO, that will help us get closer to achieving those 17 SDGs.
#2. Comfort Away, Lead the way, In the US of A
June 11 2019 @6pm PT / 8pm CT / 9pm ET
Presenters: Nisha Lad, Omesh Bissoon, Priya Mehta, Andrew DeMil (Region 3 YA leadership team)
The US is a melting pot of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Young Adults from around the country attend local Sai Centers to connect with like minded spiritual aspirants and discover their innate divinity on their unique journeys. As Young Adults, how can we step out of our comfort zone and help our Sai Center activities to reflect and inspire with the message of oneness to all? How can we expand Swami’s universal love outside our Sai community? Let’s explore together!
#1. Learning to SEE with SSE
April 16 2019 @6pm PT / 8pm CT / 9pm ET
Presenters: Akshaya Ravishankar & Ajay Yekkirala (Region 1 YA leadership team)
This webinar highlights the importance of YAs connecting with the future YAs in groups 3 and 4. By creating an open and honest platform, SSE students have an opportunity to connect and ask questions to YAs on issues and topics that matter the most to them. And in this process enabling them to SEE spirituality not just as SSE but as a tool to use in their daily lives.