Satsang Programme

Friday 15th, Saturday 16th & Sunday the 17th of August 2014

Programme
  Haynes Park gates open: 6.30 am  
Tent field & Tent gates open: 7.00 am
Please be seated by: 9.30 am
Satsang starts: 10.00 am
Satsang ends: 11.30 am
Tent field closes: 1.15 pm
Coaches leave: 1.15 pm
Haynes Park closes: 2.15 pm

Satsang Programme
Each day there will be a spiritual discourse beginning at 10.00 am, followed by a Question & Answer session. Those residing in the invited countries are welcome to attend. Everyone is requested to be seated by 9.30 am 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 leaflet, click here.

Restricted Items
Mobile phones, pagers, cameras, binoculars, laser pointers, ipads, tablets, MP3 players including ipods, audio & video recorders, or any other electronic items MUST NOT be brought into the premises. Large bags, food and drinks will NOT be permitted inside the Satsang Hall. Anyone with any of these items must leave them in their vehicles, if not they will be required to deposit them. Only a small handbag will be allowed inside the Satsang Hall.

Question & Answer Session
After the discourse, there will be a Question & Answer session. Only those 18 years of age and older may ask questions. Please try to prepare your question in advance and ask only one question so that others may also have an opportunity. Questions should be short, precise and related to spiritual matters only. The reading of long passages from books and letters or questions written by others takes away the opportunity for personal communication and should be avoided. There are specific microphones designated for questions in English or Hindi/Punjabi. Please go to the appropriate microphone.

Seating
The sangat must be seated by 9.30 am. If you leave your seat, and do not return by 9.40 am you will be required to sit at the back of the tent, so please take your belongings with you. Chairs for those with a severe physical disability may be reserved through your local centre Secretary/Co-ordinator. Limited chairs will be available for the general sangat. Reserving or holding seats for others will not be permitted.

Simultaneous Translation
There will be simultaneous translation from Punjabi into English only. A designated seating area in the Satsang Tent with headphones has been arranged for this purpose. Please note that there is limited seating in this area, available on a first come first served basis.

Weather
The average temperature in the Haynes Park area is 22/12 °C (71/53 °F) at this time of year. It can be windy and rainy, so a warm jacket and shawl is recommended. The Satsang Hall is an outdoor tent without heating facilities so please dress appropriately. Please be considerate of others with health issues (allergies, asthma, etc.) and avoid wearing any perfumes, essential oils, or other strong scents.

Shoes and Clothing
The ground may be uneven so wear appropriate footwear. In the tent keep your shoes with you at all times, even if you take them off. If it rains, plastic bags will be provided for shoes if required. There is a store for umbrellas in the tent. Please note that the floor covering in the tent may not be colourfast.



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