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SSE in Bridgewater Sai Center
SSE classes take place every week as part of our regular weekly program from 1:45 PM - 5:15 PM on Sundays. During this regular weekly program, SSE classes are conducted from 1:45 PM to 3:00 PM (Please click here to check the location and timings of our next weekly program).

Children in our center are divided into five groups based on their school grades, as shown below: 

Pre Balvikas Kindergarten
Group 1 Grades: 1, 2 & 3
Group 2 Grades: 4, 5 & 6
Group 3 Grades: 7, 8 & 9
Group 4 Grades: 10, 11 & 12

The aim of our SSE program is to foster character development and spiritual transformation through helping children to: (1) practice placing a ceiling on their desires, (2) render selfless service to others, (3) appreciate the unity of the different faiths, and (4) learn about the life and teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The five human values are elicited through lessons based on the five teaching techniques: stories, songs, prayers or quotations, silent sitting/tuning-in, and group activities. Stories, songs, and prayers are selected from all countries, cultures, and faiths in order to foster awareness and appreciation of the unifying principles underlying all of the major religions. Stories of exemplars from society are given equal placement with the great prophets, as examples of ordinary human beings who have risen to the status of hero. Such examples inspire and encourage children to believe that they can aspire to similar heights. Through these lessons, the children learn about the importance of respecting their parents, properly discharging their duties at home, being loyal to and taking pride in their country, helping the less fortunate, and showing tolerance and respect for all religions.

Learn more about our SSE curriculum

Guruvikas (a forum for SSE teachers)

We also have a forum called "Guruvikas" for SSE teachers to meet and discuss about how to improve the SSE classes and to address issues if any. Guruvikas happens once a month and we encourage all SSE teachers to take part. It also helps the teachers to share their experiences and also learn from others regarding various aspects of SSE training including various teaching styles.
Message from our SSE Coordinator

Dear SSE parents and SSE Teachers,

Sairam! I pray to Bhagawan to bless all our SSE children, SSE teachers and parents.

The worldwide SSE program including Sri Sathya Sai Bal-Vikas in India has over 250,000 students in over 90 countries. Kazakhstan - the former Soviet republic in Central Asia - started the SSE program in 2004. It is a blessing for all of us that we in Bridgewater, NJ have this opportunity to be a part of Swami's global SSE program.

I was moved to read what a 14-year-old SSE student from USA had to say about the SSE program. I quote "I have attended SSE since before I can remember and it has had a HUGE impact on my life. I have always been a child who asks "Why?" almost to the point of annoyance. This is most evident in my spiritual life. Questioning, would constantly lead me into turmoil, would constantly make me doubt myself, others, and the universe. My teachers and my SSE group have benefited my life as a whole by bringing my life out of turmoil, and satiating my thirst for knowledge. They have made me a deeper, spiritual person. Their tremendous effort to teach children about spirituality is a monumental act of love."

The impact of the SSE program is gradual and lasting since this enables transformation from within. The success of the program is dependent on your active participation. We would welcome your input and ideas on how we could better serve our SSE children.

We are eagerly looking forward to having you all in our SSE Program. Let us work together to make the program a success, thereby edifying the smiley joyful faces that scatter sunshine in our center.

In love of Sai,

SSE Coordinator
Sri Sathya Sai Baba Center of Bridgewater
Bridgewater, New Jersey, USA
Zone 1 (USA), Region 2 (Mid Atlantic)

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