Annual Regional Retreat 2024

Loving Sai Rams,

With His divine grace and blessings we cordially invite you to the SSSIO USA Region 3 Retreat at Warren Willis United Methodist Camp, Fruitland Park, Florida.

The retreat will be held during Memorial Day weekend, May 24th – 27th, 2024. The theme of the retreat is “Living with Sai”.

We will have inspirational talks by guest speakers, uplifting devotional programs, enlightening workshops, and activities for children and young adults. It will be a spiritual weekend with activities for the entire family and a great opportunity for all of us to connect and collectively offer our gratitude to Lord Sai.

Please use the various tabs on this page to get more information about the retreat. There will be regular updates, so we encourage you to check back periodically. Looking forward to seeing you and your family at the retreat.

In Sai’s Loving Service,

Your Regional Officers

Dates Friday, May 24th 2024, 5:30 PM – Monday, May 27th 2024, 1:00 pm
Venue Warren Willis United Methodist Camp and Conference Center, FL
Address 4991 Picciola Rd, Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Nearby Airports Orlando International Airport (MCO – 50 miles)
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We are blessed to have three speakers who will share their experiences and lessons learned “Living with Sai”.

Mrs. Faranak Khandadia

Mrs. Faranak Khandadia grew up in a family devoted to Swami. A clinical psychologist and a psychotherapist by training, she was Professor and Head of Psychology Department in a Bombay University college, before she moved to the USA. She has been a Balvikas guru for over 40 years. She was chosen as one of the first EHV trainers of Bombay’s English Team in the early 1980s and also as one of the trainers for Balvikas gurus in Bombay. She has trained many Balvikas and SSE teachers from all over the globe and has conducted parenting workshops for teachers and parents internationally. She has also participated in various service activities of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organization. She worked as the Lead Psychologist for Bombay’s Vocational Guidance wing of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organization. Faranak currently serves as the SSSIO Online SSE Coordinator.

Dr. Nilem Patel

Dr. Nilem Patel was introduced to Swami at the age of seven. She and her family were blessed to have made several trips to Puttaparthi and received direct guidance from Swami. Throughout the years, she has participated in several programs during pilgrimages to Puttaparthi, including plays and musical offerings in Swami’s divine physical presence. She is an SSE alumna and continues to support the SSE program in various capacities in her center and region. Nilem currently serves as the SSSIO USA Region 8 Devotional Coordinator and Medical Director, as well as the President of the Sri Sathya Sai Center of Glendale, CA. She is a practicing Endocrinologist in Los Angeles, CA.

Mr. Aravind Balasubramanya

Mr. Aravind Balasubramanya comes from a family that has been devoted to Swami from early 1960s. He completed his Bachelor of Science from the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, receiving a gold medal. He also holds an M.S. (Chemistry) and an MBA from the SSSIHL. He worked for Radio Sai from 2007 to 2021. Aravind has authored five books on Swami. He was Swami’s photographer for nearly five years. Aravind has dedicated his life to serving Swami and sharing His teachings through various media channels. He is presently part of the SSSIO Digital Media team and mentors the Young Adults.

There will be several opportunities to help with registration, set up, serving meals, tree planting etc. throughout the weekend. Please check back for updates.

Last date for registration: Monday, May 5th 2024

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