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Dear Embodiments of Divine Love,

Sai Ram! On behalf of the North Central regional officers, conference coordinators, and conveners, I invite all of you to the 33rd North Central Region (Region 5) Sai Conference and Retreat, to be held at Camp Hickory, Ingleside, IL during September 1-3, 2023 [Labor Day Weekend] with much love and enthusiasm. This year’s theme is "Serve And Inspire - Living His Mission"

We hope to make an in-depth examination of selfless service as a way to live our lives. This year’s retreat promises to be an inspiring, bliss-filled event with dynamic programs along with the guest speaker sessions. We are also planning for another fun-filled SSE camp this year.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba has told us to regard the Sai Organization as our ‘life breath’ and that it is our good fortune to be involved with it. He has shown in so many ways how His grace is showered on us when we participate in the Sai Organization, including the annual retreat, with selfless love. The retreat is a golden opportunity to immerse ourselves fully in Sathya Sai Baba’s Divine Love, utilizing that to deepen our spiritual practices.  

We are blessed with outstanding guest speakers this year, Sister Anu Venkateswaran, Sister Ramya Kumar and Brother Shreyas Iyer,  who have many years of experience with Sai and dedicated participation in the Sai mission.  You can read more about them here. They will share Sai’s message of love, His works, and their experience of His omnipresence, omniscience and omnipotence. In addition, we will have an opportunity for good company (satsang) with each other as we imbibe His message and discuss how to practice His teachings as His devotees to secure His Grace.

Please register TODAY and help the organizing team to serve you better. If you need any help/assistance with the registration fee or with transportation, please feel free to let us know when you register at

We are making every effort to make the retreat truly inspiring and enjoyable to all. It will be a very memorable experience for one and all, because of the variety of programs to address the theme, while allowing enough time for leisurely interaction with the rest of the Sai family.

We look forward to seeing you at the retreat!

In Loving service of Sai, 

Ramesh Malladi

President, North Central Region (Region 5)

Sri Sathya Sai International Organization (SSSIO)

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Swami says...

Seva (selfless service) brings you nearer to Me. The flower that is your heart gets fragrance by means of the seva you do, and so it becomes more acceptable to Me. Love is the essence of that fragrance. Through seva you realise that all beings are waves of the ocean of divinity. No other sadhana can bring you into the incessant contemplation of the oneness of all living beings. You feel another's pain as your own; you share another's success as your own. To see every one else as yourself and yourself in every one, that is the core of the sadhana of seva.

Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 13 (1975 - 77)