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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.

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.

The Cape Town Branch of Divine Life Society of SA held a successful and well attended Hindu Dharma Campaign on Sunday, 13 March 2016, at the Shree Vishnu Mandir in Gatesville. Images from the event can be viewed in the Gallery section, located below this report. 

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Sri Swami Sivananda

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