"The world is hungry, we will
The murthi (living
statue) of Shirdi Sai Baba in the main temple at UCBK
The Universal Church Of Baba's Kitchen
has been operating as a church in
the state of California since 2007.
In 2011, we won Valley Churches United's "Angel Of The Year" Award
in recognition of our service to the homeless & needy in our local
Our mission is to provide nourishment
on many different levels, through service
The UCBK Satsang Community,
Members of the UCBK Temple are
available by appointment for personal, family and small group
The healing energies used by the practitioners at UCBK address many levels of life challenges, including physical,
emotional, old traumas, heartbreak release, addiction and spiritual
All the Sai Shakti techniques used at UCBK really ignite or
re-activate an individual's own self-healing ability, so that your
own system can recharge itself and come into balance again.
UCBK healers also
offer private high-energy fire ceremonies (homas) to help deepen meditation practices, facilitate healing
experiences & the
removal of obstacles.
In addition to in-person sessions, distance healing work is also
information or to make an appointment:
831/ 425-3234 or
drop an email here
"Yes, I've felt the energy VERY strongly - incredibly strong! I AM
feeling really, really sleepy tonight... I just want to say that
your help is deeply appreciated. I found that today the incredible
pain and anger I have been carrying has lightened notably. When
thoughts of painful events come to mind, my heart has felt more open
and less resistant to accepting what is. Thank you, thank you, thank
- Beki, Portland, Oregon
"Whatever you do
for the least of My brothers,
you do for Me."
Since November 2009, UCBK has
a Free Lunch Friday homeless and needy lunch project in
collaboration with St. Michael's Catholic Church in Boulder Creek,
CA. UCBK volunteers cook, serve and cater to the needs of the
homeless and hungry in our local area (the San Lorenzo Valley in the
Santa Cruz mountains).
slide show of the program's evolution here.)
UCBK has served more than 1000 hot, nourishing vegetarian meals to those
in need through the Free Lunch Friday program, since its inception
Although originally attended by 15 -20 people, the program has grown
over the last few months, until an average of 40 people come every
Friday for a free, nourishing lunch at St. Michael's.
UCBK staffs the event, from set-up to clean-up, and UCBK volunteers
cook, bake, and prepare the yummy food that's served up week after
We are currently accepting
donations of food, especially root vegetables, volunteerism,
clothing and toiletries to distribute to the folks who come to the
Free Lunch Friday.
Please contact UCBK
by email or call 831/ 425-3234 if you'd like to help in any way.
From 2005-09, UCBK Temple organized homeless
feeding projects periodically, creating nourishing sack lunches for
the homeless and needy people living on the streets of our local
Of Baba's Kitchen?
Shirdi Sai Baba:
A Humble Message,
A Global Presence
It all began when we said the name aloud for the first
time, "The Universal Church Of Baba's Kitchen," & Shirdi
Baba's photograph fell off of an altar. Twice.
Once might be a sign.
Twice is a command.
It was clear, then & there, that the church Baba wanted
established in the Santa Cruz mountains of California
would have such an unorthodox name, expressing something
of the diversity &
open-heartedness of this unique community.
Shirdi Sai Baba was an enigma in his day, a beggar in torn
clothes, begging bowl in hand, dressed like a Muslim fakir
but an expert in the Sanskrit Vedas, the Q'ran, Parsee
spirituality & other religious/spiritual texts and
A living embodiment of Dattatreya, the primordial guru
energy, Shirdi Baba spent his life in the small village of
Shirdi, living in an abandoned mosque, begging for his
food, and performing miracles of amazing healing & divine
love for the souls in this world.
Although a simple man on the outside, internally Baba was
one of the greatest supernatural saints & healers in human
history. He has nourished the world, especially its
spiritual evolution, through the great divine lights of
satya, dharma, prema & shanti (truth, duty, love & peace).
Baba's insistence on two pillars of spiritual enlightement:
faith & patience, as well as his simple statement, "Sabkha
Malik Ek" -- "All Gods are One" -- is even more relevant
today than it was a century ago.
A turbulent world, split along religious and ideological
differences, really needs to absorb the message of
universality and family-hood among all nations and
Since Shirdi Sai Baba took his samadhi (conscious exit
from the body) in 1918, his popularity and greatness has
spread throughout India (where there are over a billion
pictures of Shirdi Baba, and many many temples dedicated
to this great divine soul) and into the rest of the world.
Today, there are temples & spiritual centers dedicated to
Shirdi Baba (and his universal approach to god) operating
all over the world, throughout Asia, in Canada, the USA
and numerous other countries.
At The UCBK Temple, we feel grateful and honored to be a
part of this divine lineage of Shirdi Sai Baba, and to be
creating a facility where all are welcome, regardless of
spiritual paths, religions, or beliefs.
Why a kitchen?
Because everyone gets cooked in a kitchen, because alchemy
happens in kitchens, because we have a dedication to feed
the world, no matter what it is hungry for: divine
knowledge, healing, universal love, spiritual upliftment,
relief from suffering,
or material food and drink.
Jai Guru Datta!
Bolo Sai Nath Maharaj
The 108 Names Of Shirdi Baba, can
be found HERE.)
welcome to make
a tax-deductible donation of any size to support
in the world.
UCBK is always happy
to receive your kind support, and to translate
Thank you, in advance,
for your open-hearted