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.
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.
Our second Guru Bhakti Yoga Workshop for 2016 was held on Saturday, 28 May and Sri Swami Sivananda's Sannyas Anniversary was observed on Wednesday, 1 June 2016. Both these events were held at Sivanandashram, Reservoir Hills.
Ganga Dussehra falls on the tenth day of the bright half of the month of Jyeshta and celebrates the flowing of the holy Ganga at the request of Raja Bhagiratha.
Ganga Dussehra will be observed on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 at Sivanandashram Reservoir Hills (513 Mountbatten Drive).Ganga Arati commences at 5:30pm, followed by Satsang.
Supper Prasad will be served.
The Sunlit Path Programme held at the Sivananda Sunlit Path Centre on Friday, 20 May was very successful as may be seen from the fact that 111 learners out of 119 learners signed the pledge form to try to stay away from drugs and other social ills. (93.2%) We are grateful to the principals of the following six secondary schools for allowing their learners to participate in the programme: Crossmoor, Glenover, Newhaven, Queensburgh Girls' High, Risecliff and Witteklip. Learners who signed the pledge form will automatically become members of the Sunlit Club. They will be awarded a certificate for their courageous stand against the scourges of Society and will also receive our quarterly magazine, "Sunlit Path", free of charge.
Our Annual All Souls' Day Maha Satsang was held on Sunday, 1 May at the Sivananda Ghat. Our programme consisted of various messages from our Divine Master, Pujya Swami Sahajananda and our Guest Speaker, Sri Rayan Gangaram, an official at the Clare Estate Hindu Crematorium. About 400 devotees participated in the Havan.
One hundred and twenty two learners from a total of 152 attendees (80.26%) signed the pledge form to try keep away from drugs and other social ills at a workshop held at the Greytown Community Hall on Friday, 22 April 2016. The four participating secondary schools were Buhlebuyeza, Cool air, Greytown High and Greytown Secondary.