Regular Weekly Events
Join The Universal Church Of Baba's Kitchen in the main temple on a
Thursday morning at 11:30 a.m., for a beautiful divine bath of the murthi (living statue) of Shirdi Sai Baba installed in the temple.
Please call us at 831/ 713-5031 or
send an email to UCBK if you'd like to attend a Thursday abishek
On Guru Day, Thursday, the Baba murthi often receives a beautiful
ceremony with the water element, washing the karmas of all who
observe the process and pouring his blessings into hearts
After the abishek, or ritual bath, UCBK pujaris make an arathi to
Baba -- using a camphor flame and chanting different mantras and
songs while the ceremony is in progress.
All are welcome to attend the abishek and arathi on Thursdays, to
receive Baba's blessing and upliftment in our lives -- by
The temple is then open until 1:30 p.m. for quiet meditation and
11:30 a.m. Abishek
12:00 noon Arathi
Temple open until 1:30 p.m. for meditation/seva
Location: UCBK Temple
9700 Empire Grade
Bonny Doon, CA
Directions to UCBK HERE
Questions? 831/ 425-3234 or
email Baba's Kitchen
Spiritual Discussions, Healing, Singing, and Meditation
was grrrrrreat! I love that you two bit off a big chunk and got down
to it. The topic sparks my conviction and dedication to the healing
-- J. T., Santa Cruz
Dates: Thursday evenings
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: UCBK Temple
9700 Empire Grade
Bonny Doon, CA 95060
Directions to UCBK HERE
Questions? 831/ 425-3234
About The Sai Shakti Satsang
Sai Shakti Satsang includes some sacred song (bhajan) singing,
peaceful & uplifting healing meditation, followed by a group
discussion around a spiritual subject...
Jonathan & Alx share knowledge, insights, and spiritual healing
energy from this 'new ancient tradition' of Shirdi Sai Baba
and his divine lineage of saints,
leading to a group question-and-answer discussion to create sat-sang
(literally, 'divine truth in a group setting').
New! Join Sai Shakti Satsang by phone from anywhere in the
You can also join Sai Shakti Satsang by
remote conference call - send an email to
UCBK Temple if you'd
like to be included in the weekly informational email (including the
phone number and access code).
"I'm happily applauding and
promoting your Thursday night satsang-over-the-phone. I am literally
amazed, impressed and inspired that the Divine knowledge can be so
wonderfully, skillfully and thoroughly presented and shared over the
-- C.M., Palo Alto, CA
"As the call progressed I realized that my self-doubt and
fear is part
of the process of going to a deeper level.
When the two of you spoke of how when you realized that "the energy
running in YOU" ... and that we're not going to India to sit in his
lap, that it's about communicating on an internal level, I thought,
"that's what started to happen to me. WOW!!!!!! OH MY GOD!"
A step towards clarity. That's why I'm going to Penukonda in
I want to start to harvest this strange surge of energy that he's
opened up for me and to THINK on it. Instead of running around here
New York like a lunatic."
-- V.J., New York
Why is a group dynamic so important, and a fundamental part of
any serious spiritual undertaking?
One part of the answer lies in a mysterious concept called
'protection circles,' the soul (and angelic) layers of support and
mystical protection that are developed any time more than one or two
people come together to share spiritual practice.
There is a famous story about a group of Japanese monks
meditating at the time the United States dropped the atomic bomb on
the Japanese city of Hiroshima -- IN Hiroshima. The whole city was
reduced to fire and ash but their monastery kept standing and the
whole group of monks was unharmed by the explosion and subsequent
Why? Protection circles, because they were
meditating together as a group.
There really is no substitute for group experience, group spiritual
practice, and the support that can be found in a spiritual
community. A group can advance spiritually in a rapid way,
where an individual is more likely to get stuck and flounder.
The satsang experience, on a weekly basis, reminds people who are
committed to living a spiritual life about the importance of
meditation, healing, inspiration, support, love, understanding and
compassion on a day-to-day level, as a practical function of
spiritual discipline. It gives everyone a chance to go deeper into
their spiritual practice and meditation experiences, and to ask
questions along the way about the different stages and adventures of
You can find out more about this expression of
'groupism' by checking out
Alx & Jonathan returned to Santa
Cruz in March 2005, after spending seven years studying in India.
Their training was/is in intense spirituality and healing techniques
from a Shiva-Shakti** tradition at the Shiva Sai Madir, a center for miracle
**Shakti - 1)
high powerful divine energy. 2) the Feminine divine force,
expressed as the principle of creation. 3) part of the mechanism
4) another name for the Divine Mother or Goddess.
What They're Saying
"It is truly a delight to watch the two
of you step into leadership with such love and dedication. It shows
a true self mastery to be able to give so much so deeply to so many.
May all your days be blessed and
may you feel the gratitude of my heart for your sharing of the
— G.R., Grover Beach
"Thank you for the wonderful Saturday evening, your presence and
the knowledge you shared. My inspiration is back on track, I found
it not very easy to do it all alone."
— Y., Los Angeles
"Again, Blessings to you both for your wonderful work and sharing
the Divine Knowledge. I will certainly do my part to keep the energy
— S., Los Angeles
Come experience a rebalancing energy session in this powerful, Sai Shakti Healing
with the practitioners at UCBK.
831/ 425-3234 (or
email UCBK) for more details or to set up an appointment.
"I'm feeling so
much better... I don't know if it's the Shakti and Lakshmi mantras,
the candle ceremony or a whole host of things but I've been in a
constant state of serene bliss for the last five days. Everything
seems very different. I'm noticing life in a whole new way and it
feels permanent and not just a "mood" or temporary state. Thank you
for your compassion, help, prayers and all of your kind words. I'm
noticing every little blessing and seeing little miracles
— J. B., Lake Elsinore, CA
A note about donations: All UCBK
events are available to any sincere spiritual student in search of
divine knowledge—as such, we do accept
sliding scale and other trades if finances are a barrier preventing
you from attending. If you've already taken a major course, like the Five Elements
Process or the Sri Chakra Yantra, you are welcome to attend these
courses again, at a 50% reduction, as a refresher (materials fees still required,