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  • Sri Sathya Sai Baba Organization

    In Canada

    G U I D E L I N E S

  • Table of Contents 1 Sai Organization........................................................................................................ 1

    2 Structure of the Canadian Sathya Sai Organization............................................. 1

    2.1 Protecting the Name of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba ............................................................. 2

    2.2 Epilogue ...................................................................................................................................... 2

    3 Why do we need regulations? .................................................................................. 2

    4 Sai Centre .................................................................................................................. 2

    5 Nine-Point Code of Conduct .................................................................................... 3

    6 Ten Guiding Principles............................................................................................. 3

    7 Criteria To Become A Centre .................................................................................. 4

    8 Activities of a Centre ................................................................................................ 4

    8.1 Devotional Meetings.................................................................................................................... 4

    8.2 Dress Code .................................................................................................................................. 4

    8.3 Recommendations for a Uniform Satsang ................................................................................... 5

    8.4 Rituals in the Centre.................................................................................................................... 6

    8.5 Study Circle Meetings ................................................................................................................. 7 8.5.1 Guidelines for Study Circle .................................................................................................... 7

    8.6 Service Activities ......................................................................................................................... 9

    8.7 Sathya Sai Spiritual Education (SSE) and Sathya Sai Education in Human Values (SSEHV).... 9

    8.8 Youth Program ............................................................................................................................ 9 8.8.1 Definition of Youth ................................................................................................................ 9 8.8.2 Objectives of the Youth Wing .............................................................................................. 10 8.8.3 Membership .......................................................................................................................... 10 8.8.4 Code of Conduct ................................................................................................................... 10

    8.9 Membership in a Centre ............................................................................................................ 11 8.9.1 Membership meetings........................................................................................................... 11 8.9.2 Membership Lists ................................................................................................................. 12 8.9.3 Selection of a President of a Sathya Sai Baba Centre........................................................... 12

    8.10 General Rules for Centres ......................................................................................................... 13

  • 8.10.1 Centre Meeting Sites........................................................................................................ 14 8.10.2 Finance............................................................................................................................. 14 8.10.3 Advertisements ................................................................................................................ 14 8.10.4 Maintaining Harmony...................................................................................................... 15 8.10.5 The Altar .......................................................................................................................... 15

    9 Accreditation of Centres......................................................................................... 15

    10 Selection and duties of Centre Officers............................................................. 15

    10.1 Selection of officers ................................................................................................................... 16

    11 Organizational Structure and Protocol ............................................................ 17

    11.1 Central Coordinator.................................................................................................................. 19

    11.2 Chairperson............................................................................................................................... 19

    11.3 Secretary of the Central Council ............................................................................................... 19

    11.4 National Coordinators .............................................................................................................. 20

    11.5 Regional Coordinators .............................................................................................................. 20

    12 Resignation or Removal of Officers .................................................................. 21

    13 General Guidelines and Structure of Youth Wings......................................... 21

    13.1 Suggested Activities for Youth Group........................................................................................ 22

    13.2 Suggested Activities for Young Adult Group (Age 22 - 35) ....................................................... 22

    13.3 Swami’s Message to Youth ........................................................................................................ 24

    14 Guidelines for Conducting Value Parenting Workshops................................ 24

    15 Guidelines for Teacher Training in Canada .................................................... 26

    16 Devotional Singing Classes................................................................................. 27

    17 Conferences and Retreats................................................................................... 27

    18 Sri Sathya Sai Baba Book & Information Centre ........................................... 27

    19 Publications ......................................................................................................... 28

    19.1 Periodicals ................................................................................................................................ 28

    19.2 Free Literature .......................................................................................................................... 28

    20 Cultural Programs in Prasanthi Nilayam......................................................... 28

    21 Public Meetings ................................................................................................... 28

    22 Websites ............................................................................................................... 28

    23 Media Relations................................................................................................... 29

  • 23.1 Filming and Media .................................................................................................................... 29

    24 Precautions .......................................................................................................... 29

    24.1 Outside Speakers ....................................................................................................................... 29

    24.2 Imposters of Baba...................................................................................................................... 30

    25 Charter of the Sathya Sai Organization ........................................................... 31

    25.1 The Code of Conduct................................................................................................................. 33

    25.2 General Principles .................................................................................................................... 33

    25.3 Objectives of the Sai Organization............................................................................................ 34

    25.4 Activities of the Sai Organization.............................................................................................. 35

    25.5 The Structure of the Organization ............................................................................................. 35

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    Guidelines for Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centres and Sai Devotional Groups in

    Canada

    1 Sai Organization

    The Sri Sathya Sai Organization is a spiritual organization founded for people of all faiths, without any distinction on the basis of religion, race, colour, creed, or national origin. The Organization aims to a