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Our Master's 129th Birth Anniversary Celebrations were held at the Sivananda International Cultural Centre on Sunday, 4 September 2016 and at Sivanandashram, Reservoir Hills on Thursday, 8 September 2016. This momentous event also commemorated 20 years of the consecration of Ganga Rani (the first pool that was built and consecrated with Ganges water at SICC), to South Africa. The occasion also coincided with the final chanting of the 41-day recitation of the Sri Hanuman Chalisa which commenced at 6am and culminated with Havan.

The final Sunlit Path Programme for schools for 2016 took place on Friday, 5 August at the Sunford Primary School hall in Phoenix. Two hundred and two learners from the following six secondary schools in Phoenix participated: Avonford, Brookdale, Crystal Point, Greenbury, Trenance Manor and Woodview. It is heartening to note that 168 out of the total of 202 learners signed the pledge form to try to keep away from drugs and its associated social ills. (83%).
Fifty three years ago, the Being that was Swami Sivananda laid aside its mortal vesture and merged with the Divine. The time the Master chose to merge with the Supreme proved to be a holy Muhurta of extreme auspiciousness. Today, hundreds of Divine Life Society branches throughout the world still flourish because Master’s Shakti permeates the entire world and they observe this sacred Samadhi Day on 14 July, commemorating the Master’s Mahasamadhi.

Report: Guru Purnima

“It is through the medium and Grace of the spiritual preceptor that the individual can raise himself to Cosmic Consciousness. The Guru is verily a link between the individual and the Immortal. He is a being who has raised himself from this to That, and thus has a free and unhampered access to both realms. He stands, as it were, upon the threshold of immortality and, bending down, raises the struggling aspirants with his one hand, and with the other, lifts them up into the kingdom of everlasting happiness and infinite Truth-Consciousness.

As an offering to our Divine Master, Sri Swami Sivananda, and to pray for world peace, Divine Life Society of SA will be commencing our 41 Day Sri Hanuman Chalisa Recital on Tuesday, 26 July 2016. The recital will continue for 41 days and culminate on Sunday, 4 September, coninciding with the 129th Birth Anniversary celebrations of our Divine Master to be held at Sivananda Stadium.

Devotees gathered in large numbers on Sunday, 10 July 2016 to celebrate the 91st Birth Anniversary of Pujya Swami Sahajananda at Sivanandashram, Reservoir Hills. The programme commenced at 6am with a short invocation, Ganga Arati and chanting followed by Darshan at Pujya Swamiji's Kutir, Pujya Swamiji's sacred room and Sahajananda Diamond Jubilee Centre. After breakfast, there was a special Children's Hour where the future custodians of the Society from our branches inspired and entertained us with plays, melodious Bhajans & Kirtans, demonstrations and talks.

Sports Camp

Our next Yoga Camp will be on Sunday, 26 June 2016. At this Camp we will have our Inter-house athletics and sports programme. We have items for all age groups. Branches fall into the following houses: Vishwananda, Sivananda and Ganga houses.

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