Sri Sathya Sai Young Adults
Save the Date: 21 May & 22 May International Sai Young Adults Retreat
By the grace and love of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the International Sai Young Adults Committee will be hosting an online International Sai Young Adults Retreat 2022 (IYAR) themed: Reconnect and Recharge.
This Retreat will take place in two 2.5-hour sessions: at 4 p.m. UTC on Saturday, May 21, 2022, and at 3 a.m. UTC on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The Retreat aims to reconnect, recharge and re-energize Sai Young Adults in their sadhana (spiritual practice) and passion for Sri Sathya Sai Baba and His universal teachings. We invite all YAs to connect with us as we bask in the glory of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, share His love and be happy.
The program features inspiring exchange sessions with eminent guest speakers, thought-provoking panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions, exciting activities, invigorating bhajans and music, multimedia presentations and sharing of personal reflections/transformations. This Retreat is for the Young Adults, by the Young Adults, and we urge every Young Adult to participate, to refuel your soul as we make this journey of divine love.
Join the Retreat at sathyasai.org/ya/live at one of the two session times.
Stay tuned for more information to be shared on social media channels. For further information about the retreat or any other Young Adults initiatives, please contact your Young Adults Coordinator or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
In Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s discourse during the World Youth Conference in 1997, He revealed the important role of Young Adults in fulfilling a noble mission:
Young men and women, the world’s good fate, world’s progress is dependent on the transformation of the youth, today. Only when the youth transform themselves with good character, will the world be able to experience ideal virtues.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba, World Youth Conference, 1997
The Sri Sathya Sai Young Adults Programme (SSSYAP) seeks to deliver this powerful message to the world through Young Adults worldwide. The Programme encourages men and women, between the ages of 18 and 40 (previously 35), to lead purposeful lives in service of their families, communities and countries by learning and practicing the spiritual principles revealed by the life, teachings, and work of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Primary importance is given to holistic character development through both personal transformation and selfless service.
The International Young Adults Committee (IYAC) was established under the auspices of the Prasanthi Council and works with its guidance. The IYAC comprises of the International Young Adults Coordinator, Deputy International Young Adults Coordinators, Subcommittee Leads, and the 10 Zone and Deputy Zone Young Adults Coordinators. Together, they coordinate and lead the SSSYAP around the world.
The formation of YA subcommittees was included in the resolutions of the Sathya Sai World Youth Festival in July 2016, where around 3,000 Sai Young Adults from 50 countries gathered in Prasanthi Nilayam. The goal is to actively encourage and inspire Young Adults around the world to progress on their spiritual journey.
Each of the subcommittees is comprised of Sai Young Adults from around the world who are talented and motivated, with the yearning and skills to serve. Their efforts build a firm foundation by which these subcommittees can become long-term initiatives serving all members of the SSSIO, and beyond.
The eleven subcommittees are as follows:
- Serve the Planet
- Ocean of Music
- Sri Sathya Sai Sadhana of Love
- Sri Sathya Sai International Leadership Programme for Young Adults
- Information Management and Analytics
- YA International Engagement
- International Young Adults Veda Programme
- International Young Adults Wellbeing Support Group
- YA Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and Editorial
Dear Young Adults! Do you have the appropriate skills and capabilities and would like to contribute to the International Sai Young Adults programmes? The opportunity to join the International Young Adults Subcommittees for 2022/23 is now open! Register now! The deadline for the submission is February 13, 2022. For more information on each of the YA Subcommittees and the application form, please visit:
For further information about the YA subcommittees or the YA Program, please contact Ms. Vahinie Pillay, International Young Adults Coordinator: