Sri Sathya Sai Baba Center of Manhattan

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Welcome to the Sai Center of Manhattan

Welcome to the Sai Center of Manhattan

We host regular Devotional Programs and Service Activities all year round. Our calendar below lists upcoming events where you can stay informed about programs our Center hosts.

Devotional Programs are held every Thursday and typically include a presentation followed by devotional singing and prayers. Our new location: We hold these programs at the Learning Center (4 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036) from 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM.

Service Activities are hosted in conjunction with other Sai Centers in the New York City area and include Hospital visits and distribution of food.

The purpose of a Sai Center is to provide a meeting place for studying and practicing the teachings of Sathya Sai Baba and to provide information about Him to the public. The Center is a focal point for individuals who are striving to lead disciplined spiritual lives and who want to devote a significant portion of their time and energy each week to performing acts of selfless service to the needy and the distressed.

We are very pleased to have you as our guest and hope you will visit us again. For more information please contact us.

Upcoming Events

Spotlight

  • Service Video

    The NYC Service Video created and offered by the YA's of the Manhattan Sai Center to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba on the occasion of the 1st Anniversary of His taking Mahasamadhi.
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  • New site launch

    We present our new site at the Lotus Feet of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
    In this site you will find information about our Sai Center, videos of past speakers and up to date announcments.
    May our beloved Bhagavan continue to guide us so that this site serves as one of his countless instruments.
    It is our hope that our new site is a useful resource for our members and guests.
    We welcome your feedback.
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  • New videos online

    We have posted new videos in our Media section.
    We will continue to add new videos so please check back regularly!
    If you do not have the password to see this section please contact us.
    » See Videos

Sathya Sai Baba

85 Glorious Years

Born on November 23, 1926, for over 80 years, Sathya Sai Baba instigated and inspired global activities for the uplift of all humanity.

He is lovingly referred to as Swami, Sai Baba or Bhagavan by His followers. His vision and selfless service in the fields of Education, Health and Rural Village service and improvement have been pursued right from the inception of his mission. They are unique and targeted towards transparent results.

These activities are based on and reflect the universal principles of Truth, Righteousness, Love, Peace and Non-violence. Baba names these as universal Human Values and affirms Duty is God and Work is Worship, Love All, Serve All, and Help Ever, Hurt Never. The true religion of mankind is the "Religion of Love".

Teachings of Sathya Sai Baba

Sarva Dharma

Sathya Sai Baba did not come to found a new religion or philosophy. He came to show all humanity the foundation love has in every life, indeed all life. In the words of Sathya Sai Baba:

“ I have come not to disturb or destroy any Faith, but to confirm each in his own Faith, so that the Christian becomes a better Christian, the Muslim a better Muslim and a Hindu a better Hindu. ”
“ I have come to light the lamp of Love in your hearts, to see that it shines day by day with added luster. I have not come on behalf of any exclusive religion. I have not come on a mission of publicity for a sect or creed or cause, nor have I come to collect followers for a doctrine. I have no plan to attract disciples or devotees into my fold or any fold. I have come to tell you of this unitary faith, this spiritual principle, this path of Love, this virtue of Love, this duty of Love, this obligation of Love. ”

Sai Organization

World Globe

The main objective of the International Sai Organization is to help mankind recognize the divinity that is inherent within.

The USA Sai Organization grew out of the desire of Sai devotees in the United States to join together to study and practice the teachings of Sathya Sai Baba.

The Sathya Sai Baba Central Council of the United States of America, the governing body of the Organization, was formed with the approval of Sathya Sai Baba in 1975.

For more information on the International Sai Organization and USA Sai Organization, please visit their official web sites.

Thought for the day

Thought For The Day
“ The infant doesn’t know the taste of milk. But by taking it daily, it develops a deep attachment for it, such that when milk is to be given up and rice substituted, it starts to protest. But the mother doesn’t despair; she persuades the child to take small quantities of cooked rice daily, and slowly, the child starts liking rice and gives up milk. Milk though once its natural food, is replaced by rice through practice to such an extent that if rice is not available for a day, the child feels miserable. So too though sense pleasures are ‘natural’ at first, by means of practice and listening to the wise, slowly the joy derived from listening and recapitulating the glories of the Lord is grasped. Over time, the company of the worldly who chatter about the senses or sense-objects will no longer attract; the company that exults in the Love of Lord becomes sweeter and then you begin to genuinely experience the Divine. (Bhagavatha Vahini, Ch 1, “The Bhagavatha”) ”

- BABA