Detailed Schedule

DAY 2 and 3 : Saturday and Sunday:  (In Silence from 6am to 7.30 pm)

6 am to 6:30 am – Sit in Silence (30 mins)

Silence is one of the best ways to experience the sacredness of a beautiful morning. This period is also a good way to set a personal intention for the rest of our day and feel the presence of the Beloved in the morning freshness.

6:30 am to 8 am – Walk in Silence (1.5 hours)

A brisk morning walk will wake up our senses, keep our mind fresh for the rest of the day. It is a good opportunity to experience the beauty of Mt.Shasta and the beauty around us in a personal way. The simple act of walking will help us focus and calm our mind.

8 am to 9 am — Breakfast (1 hour in silence)

Let’s make the act of eating an experience of gratitude and a practise of awareness.

9 am to 10 am — Listening to Sri Babuji’s satsang  (1 hour)

This will inspire and help us experience the rest of the day in a better way.

Satsang presentation in Telugu on Saturday and in English on Sunday.

10 am to 11 am — Walking with a reflection or contemplation  (1 hour)

Walk outside in silence contemplating on a theme discussed in the morning satsang or imagine walking behind the Beloved, how incredibly precious this opportunity would be! We would walk very quietly, very carefully, and keep our mind attentive, calm and joyful.

11 am to 12 pm — Listening to the name of Sri Sai Baba (1 hour)

Listening outwardly to the name of our Beloved helps us turn our focus inward.

12 pm to 1 pm — Lunch (1 hour in silence)

Eating in silence can become a wonderful act of deliberate awareness. Being aware of colour, smell, taste, texture, the way it feels when we eat and how we respond emotionally; exploring our relationship to food in our everyday life.

1 pm to 3 pm — Free Time in Silence (2 hours)

Individual free time for reading, writing, contemplation, walking in nature, sleeping, spending time with our kids, or whatever we like.

3 pm to 4 pm — Listening/Singing Namam (along with the tape) (1 hour)

Listening to the repetition of the name of our Beloved and singing along helps us turn our focus inward.

4 pm to 4:30 pm — Meditation (30 mins)

Baba said, “Meditate on me in the form of ‘bliss’. If you are not capable of doing that, then meditate on me in this form”. But his first preference is to meditate on the ‘taste of life,’ on the relishing of life. What I am asking of you is to relish, to enjoy, the taste of life. That enjoyment, that act of relishing and experiencing the taste of life, is real meditation. – Sri Babuji

Contemplate on Sri Sai Baba / Sri Babuji with open or closed eyes, Manasa Pooja (adoration of the beloved in mind), experiencing the awareness of vastness, awareness of breathing, awareness of body or mind.

4:30 pm to 5 pm — Tea and Snacks in Silence (30 mins)

5 pm to 6 pm — Walking with Baba Namam (1 hour)

Walk in silence with inner chanting of the name of the Beloved, synchronizing namam and steps. And if it feels natural, also synchronizing the breathing.

6pm to 7pm — Audio-Video Presentations (1 hour)

Presentations in English and/or Telugu based on the extracts from Sri Babuji’s satsangs on

7 pm to 7:30 pm — Meditation (30 mins)

Meditation is about the art of ‘happily waiting’ for the Beloved, about the art of readiness and receptivity. – Sri Babuji

In silence contemplate a theme from the presentations watched or listened, or imagine waiting for the arrival of the Beloved, and catching a precious glance of the Beloved on arrival.

7:30 pm — Arati

Offering Arati to Sri Sai Baba / Sri Babuji

This couple of dithyrambs (in Hindi), composed by Sri Dasganu Maharaj are one of the sterling pieces in the whole gamut of Shirdi Arati-psalms. The fervent feelings and the ardent outpourings of a devout heart are very artistically articulated in these psalms. The passionate yearnings of a Sai devotee expressed in these psalms inspire, in turn,

kindred feelings in the hearts of those who sing them devoutly. They also earmark, in a subtle manner, the attitude an earnest devotee has to cherish towards Baba, such as the mood of a helpless child towards its loving mother, the attitude of a humble servant towards his benign master, the attitude of a sincere disciple towards his gracious Guru et. al.  – Sri Babuji (Arati Sai Baba)

(Silence Ends)

8 pm to 9 pm — Dinner

Dinner together as a group sharing the experiences of the day.

How to Prepare

Walking Meditation

Silence Meditation