The tenth session of the “My Sai and I” series in Canberra and 12th session within the “My and I”series nationally, was held in Canberra on 23 February 2019. The venue for this event was the Tamil Senior Citizens’ Centre in Isaacs and the guest speaker was Dr Mohan Bhullar.
Dr Mohan is a dentist by profession and first moved to Australia in 1971 as a student. He spent his childhood in Malaysia prior to moving Australia for his studies. His Wife, Jo, is a qualified nurse by profession and has been a core member of the Sai Organisation in Canberra since its inception.
Dr Mohan was first introduced to Swami by his younger sister in Malaysia in 1982 and visited Prashathi Nilayam, the abode of Sathya Sai Baba, in 1983 for the very first time. Since then Dr Mohan and his wife, Jo, have been ardent followers of Sathya Sai Baba and have taken up many roles within the Sathya Sai Organisation of Australia and & PNG. Dr Mohan served as the South Canberra Sai Centre’s president and later as the president of the ACT Region. He also was the convener of the Australian National Sai Conference in Canberra in 1998 and has been a faculty member and administrator of the Australian Institute of Sathya Sai Education.
Dr Mohan’s talk centred around his introduction to Sathya Sai Baba by his youngest sister and the many trips to Puttaparthi during the period 1982 -1998, the learnings from these trips and the very light hearted interactions he and his wife, Jo, has had with Sathya Sai Baba. Dr Mohan also touched on his search for other Sai followers in Australia in 1980s to learn more about Sathya Sai activities, formation of Sai Centres in Canberra and the early challenges encountered by those in the Sai fold in Canberra. Key highlights from this talk are given below:
Dr Mohan concluded his talk by saying that he felt fortunate to have been introduced to Sathya Sai and his teaching.