Satsang Programme


Friday 28th September, Saturday 29th September
& Sunday 30th September 2018


     
Daily Programme
Parking gates open at: 6:00 am*
Hall doors open at: 6:30 am
Shabads start at: 8:45 am
Please be seated by: 9:00 am
Discourses begin at: 9:30 am
The Centre closes at: 2:00 pm
     
*Please do not arrive before 6:00 am
     

Satsang Programme
Each day there will be a spiritual discourse beginning at 9:30am, followed by a Question & Answer session. All are invited to attend except for those residing in India or Nepal. Everyone is requested to be seated by 9:00am at the latest. Children 10 years of age and older are permitted to attend Satsang. Children under 10 years of age must go to the Family Area accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For a printable abridged Information Guide, click here. This is a foldable leaflet so please print back to back.

Question & Answer Session
After the discourse, there will be a Question & Answer session. The Question & Answer process has changed to a token selection system and all questions must be asked in either English or Hindi/Punjabi. If you plan to ask a question, you must go to the Malaga Hall, on any of the three days of the programme no later than 8:00 am. There you will have an opportunity to draw a token to ask a question. Only those selected will be allowed to ask a question for that day. Questions can only be asked either in English, Hindi or Punjabi. Anyone wishing to ask questions in Spanish or any other EU language should have their question translated into English in advance and written down on paper to show it to the sevadar before they are allowed to draw a token.

If you have got the opportunity to ask a question, please do not put yourself forward again for the other days. Also note that only those 18 years of age and older may present themselves to ask questions. Only one question should be asked. Questions should be short, precise and related to spiritual matters only. It might be helpful to write down the question beforehand. The reading of long passages from books, reading letters or questions written by others takes away the opportunity for personal communication and should be avoided.

Seating
The sangat must be seated by 9:00am. There will only be chair seating in the Satsang Hall. Those who wish to be seated together should arrive together. Reserving or holding seats for others will not be permitted. For the safety and comfort of all, please cooperate with the sevadars.

Simultaneous Translation
All the Satsangs and Question & Answer Sessions will be simultaneously translated into Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek and Spanish. A designated area with headphones in the Satsang Hall has been arranged for this purpose. This area is divided into two zones:

  • Zone 1 for Dutch, French, German and Spanish.
  • Zone 2 for Bulgarian, Czech, English and Greek.

Please note that there are limited seats in these zones. If you wish to avail of this facility, please contact your coordinator / secretary before the 31st of July 2018.

Hearing Impaired
A small section within the simultaneous translation area has been equipped with a facility for the Hearing Impaired (original audio amplified for hard of hearing).Those wishing to use this service, are requested to remove and switch off their hearing aids and put on the headphones (hearing aids not switched off will cause interference with the sound system). A designated channel has been assigned for this purpose. If you wish to avail of this facility, please contact your coordinator / secretary before the 31st of July 2018. Please note that there is no T-switch system available.

Restricted Items
Mobile phones, electronic games, cameras, binoculars, laser pointers, ipads, laptops, tablets, MP3 players, smartwatches, fitness bands, audio & video recorders, or any other electronic items MUST NOT be brought into the premises. Tobacco including e-cigarrettes and lighters are also not allowed in any area of the Satsang Centre. Anyone with any of these items must leave them in their vehicles, if not they will be required to deposit them at the Lost and Found Counters situated in all the parking areas. Note that the deposited items can only be collected upon your departure from the centre. Large bags, food and drinks will NOT be permitted inside the Satsang Hall. Only a small handbag will be allowed inside the Satsang Hall. Sangat will be scanned at security check points which are located in all parking areas before entering the premises (refer to RSSB Centre Map). To avoid delays and long queues, please refrain from bringing any of the above mentioned restricted items.

Photography and audio/video recording using any electronic device including mobile phones is strictly prohibited anywhere on the property.

Note Taking
It is Master's wish that we take full advantage of his presence and not spend time and attention taking notes. Therefore, you are kindly requested to refrain from taking notes during the Satsang and Question & Answer session. The taking of notes and the passing of such notes to others by any means, including email and social networks, is strongly discouraged.

Family Area (those attending with children)
All children under the age of 10 must go to the Family Area accompanied by one parent or family guardian, who is at least 16 years old. Children aged 10 to 13 years may use the Family Area (but must be accompanied by one parent or guardian) or go to the main Satsang Hall (also accompanied by a parent or guardian). The Family Area will open from 6:30am until the end of the Satsang Programme. Parents or guardians may network among themselves to help care for each other’s children, but these arrangements should be made either in advance or made outside the Family Area before entering. Once a parent or guardian has entered the Family Area, he or she will not be allowed to leave the Family Area until after the Satsang Programme is over. Parents or guardians will be required to remain with their children the entire time. Once the Satsang Programme is over, family members picking up their relatives from the Family Area are requested to wait outside the facility for their relatives to exit, as no one is allowed to enter the Family Area after Satsang. For more details please click on the Family Area tab on the left.

Attire
Please dress appropriately for satsang. The average temperature in Malaga in September is
18/27 ºC (64/80 ºF). A light sweater, jacket or shawl may be required in the early mornings, late evenings or inside the Satsang Hall as it is air-conditioned. Please be considerate of others with health issues (allergies, asthma, etc.) and avoid wearing any perfumes, essential oils or other strong scents.

Other Considerations
Smoking is Strictly Prohibited.
Pets should not be brought on site.







   
 
 
 
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