Dear Sai Members,

Re: Trust in your Heart: 2018 European Pilgrimage

It is with great pleasure the Sathya Sai International Organisation Zone 6 & 7 of Europe cordially invite you to join a re-energising spiritual pilgrimage to the Supreme Abode of Peace – Prashanti Nilayam, India during 28 July – 1 August 2018.

Devotees of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba will be gathering from all corners of Europe to undertake this special Pilgrimage in 2018. The motto of the Pilgrimage is “Trust in your Heart”. Our beloved Swami, time and time again told us the heart is where the Lord resides. Our heart speaks the truth. Our heart holds the key to our life, our dreams, wishes and desires are all imbedded in our heart. We often spend so much of our energy looking outside of ourselves for answers and solutions but it is within our heart where all answers are found. Deep within us lies the very essence of love, strength and joy. To trust your inner self is to trust your heart.

The programme of the Pilgrimage will consist of a European Choir, drama, inspiring talks by learned and renowned devotees as well as visiting sacred and holy places touched by our Divine Lord.

We are delighted to inform you that the European Choir will be led by internationally renowned Blue’s singer Dana Gillespie. Dana has been in the music business for over 45 years and has recorded over 65 albums. More importantly, she has been blessed to have had a close association to our Beloved Swami and asked by Him to perform on numerous occasions during His Birthday. To mark this special occasion, the European Choir led by Dana Gillespie will be offering songs to Swami from a new album entitled “Trust in your Heart”. The Choir is open to all devotees’ young and old, further information along with lyrics and music can be found on the European Pilgrimage Website: or from your respective National Coordinator.

Rehearsals for the European Choir will take place in different European locations: Germany, Poland, Italy, Netherlands & UK. This is a golden opportunity to come together as one united Sai family transcending borders, cultures and traditions. Devotees can attend one or all rehearsals depending where they live. As a special treat, along with the rehearsals we will also be hosting an evening with Dana Gillespie where she will sing some blues and songs from her many albums.

The 2018 European Pilgrimage will also coincide with Gurupoornima 27 July 2018, the Go Green Conference 25-26 July 2018, the Go Green Exhibition 24-26 July 2018 and Sathya Sai Young Adults Leadership Conference 20-24 July 2018.

Further information on the Pilgrimage including registration, dates and joining the European Choir can be found on the Pilgrimage website

If you have any further questions or need assistance, please email our Pilgrimage help desk:

For as long as humans have walked, they have felt the call to journey afar in search of meaning. Whatever your reason might be for embarking on a pilgrimage, more often than not, the journey is life-changing. Whether you are searching for a new beginning or a chance to start over or experience Swami’s omnipresence in the holy abode of Prashanti Nilayam this Pilgrimage offers something for everyone.



Petra von Kalinowski

Europe Zone 7 Chair

Sathya Sai International Organisation


Alida Parkes

Europe Zone 6 Chair

Sathya Sai International Organisation