INTERNAL COMMUNICATION

November Holiday Program with H.H. Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj
November 24 - 29, 2013 in Chicago Area

UPDATE - Nov. 4, 2013
Hilton Chicago Hotel for the Holiday Program with Maharaj Ji

After November 4 the hotel will not be able to guarantee that a guest room will be available at our special discounted rate. The information for hotel reservations is on the sangat website http://sangat.sos.org. Click on the link to the Holiday Program.

Please contact the hotel for availability at 877-865-5320 and the Code (SRP) for call-in is "SOS" under the name Science of Spirituality.

Sunday, Dec. 1 Satsang at DoubleTree Hotel in Oak Brook

Discounted guest room rates: Science of Spirituality has also arranged for discounted guest room rates of $89 per night at the Doubletree Hotel in Oak Brook. The Sunday Satsang (following the Holiday program) on December 1:

DoubleTree Hotel - Oak Brook
1909 Spring Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523
Tel: (630) 472-6000

People from out of town can stay at DoubleTree on Saturday night as the Sunday satsang will be held at that hotel.

November 8 Deadline for purchasing Dinner Tickets for meals with Maharaj Ji

If meal tickets should be available after this date and you purchase them after November 8, the cost is an additional $2.00 per ticket.

Science of Spirituality has to pre-order and pay for a firm number of meals to be served each night. Obviously, the caterer has to order the right amount of food to server everyone, and we have to pay the Hotel based on the number of tickets we pre-order. If you have not already done so, please purchase your dinner tickets online now to have dinner with Maharaj Ji each night . After November 8, a limited number of tickets may available however the cost per ticket will rise to $19 per adult and $11 per child. Thanksgiving dinner tickets will also cost an additional $2 per ticket for adult or child after November 8.

Many who've attended recent programs at the Hilton know that we've been able to work very closely with an outside catering company to ensure delicious meals are prepared that meet our dietary needs. (The secret is having our own satsangi chefs work closely with a handpicked caterer.) We choose the menus, provide special ingredients as needed and oversee the preparation. The results have been great, to say the least ---and we have had rave reviews about food served! We can look forward to six spectacular dinners during the coming program. And, there will be some vegan and gluten free options available each dinner.

New Parking Option at Hilton

Science of Spirituality has arranged for discounted parking is available across the street from the Hilton Chicago for those attending the program. The rates at $11 for the daily rate, and $16 for overnight parking. Download the one page details and code number from the Sangat website. https://sangat.sos.org

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

H.H. Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj has invited all to join him for a November holiday program in Chicago.

The program will be in two locations:

November 24 - 29 December 1

THE HILTON CHICAGO
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60605
RESERVATION

Satsang
Hotel to be announced

in Western Suburbs

November 24-29: Maharaj Ji will be holding daily meet and greet sessions to personally give prashad and say hello to everyone. Every night Maharaj Ji will join us for dinner. This is a special opportunity to benefit from the uplifting and inspiring presence of Maharaj Ji, to meditate, to share fellowship and stories of grace with other initiates, and to gain spiritually during the holidays.

PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR ONLINE REGISTRATION (whether or not you are staying at the Hilton Chicago Hotel) as the organizers need to get as accurate a count as possible for making proper arrangements. Registration must be made on the internal sangat website. If you are an initiate and have not already registered, please go the sangat website and register online. If you are not yet initiated, or are out of country and cannot register online, then you can register for the holiday program here >>> CLICK HERE

NOTE: there will not be any other Holiday Program over Christmas and New Year in North America.

Event Registration and dinner ticket sales are only available online. The more accurate our online registration numbers are the better the hotel staff and SOS sevadars can provide for the best and most comfortable arrangements and programs.

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY >> CLICK HERE

HOTEL & ROOM RESERVATIONS:

November 24 - 29 will be held at the beautiful Hilton Chicago Hotel (Hilton Chicago and Towers, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605). Standard guest rooms are available for specially discounted Science of Spirituality rates of $101 per room for single or double, $111 for triple, and $121 for quad rooms. (Upgraded suites and rooms at extra cost are also available). You may make hotel GUEST ROOM reservations online through the link and phone information found on the registration page for Hilton Chicago Guest Room Reservations >> CLICK HERE FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS ONLY

November 30 (Saturday) will be check-out day and our move to the hotel in the Western Suburbs where Satsang will be held on Sunday December 1. There is no scheduled program on Saturday.

December 1 (Sunday) A satsang at 2:30 pm will be held at DoubleTree hotel in the western suburbs. 

Tickets for Dinners with Maharaj Ji: Dinner ticket registration is critically important to ensure that the hotel is notified in advance of the number of meals to prepare for the dinners based on the number of dinner tickets sold in advance of the program. Please order your tickets online when you register for the program.

Children's Registration: If you will be accompanied by children or teens, please sign them up online for the various programs that will be available for them.

Seva (Volunteer) Registration: If you are willing to volunteer some time for seva to help out at the programs, please complete the online seva form. The more accurate our online registration numbers are the better the hotel staff and SOS sevadars can provide for the best and most comfortable arrangements and programs.

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE HOLIDAY PROGRAM, HOTEL ROOMS, DINNER TICKETS AND BUS TRANSPORTATION TICKETS: >> CLICK HERE

Science of Spirituality has to guarantee a certain number of rooms in order to get such favorable hotel room rates. In the past, people attending Science of Spirituality events have reserved multiple hotel rooms (for family or friends - thinking they would hold the rooms "just in case" they were needed). However, during the week before the event, many people cancelled their "just in case" rooms, but by then, other people who wanted rooms at the hotel and could not get them because the hotel thought all Science of Spirituality rooms were sold out. These people have to stay somewhere else. But Science of Spirituality still has to guarantee the hotel rooms and is financially responsible for the rooms, so SOS loses money paying for rooms that are not used, and people who wanted to stay at the event venue are unable to do so. So PLEASE only reserve rooms that you are going to use, and do not hold a block of room "just in case," only to cancel the reservation at the last minute. A limit of 3 rooms per group has been set for reservations. If a group needs more than three rooms for some reason, they will have to get approval, and pay a non-refundable down-payment.

For program updates, visit: >>> Sangat website (requires login)
IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR INITIATES

Update your contact information: If you are an initiate of Param Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj, Gracious Master Sant Darshan Singh Ji Maharaj or H.H. Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, you are requested to go to http://sangat.sos.org (member only website) and update your contact information by clicking on your name displayed at the top right hand corner.

Unable to log in/New registration??
If you are an initiate and have not previously registered or are having a problem logging on to the website, please click on the "Register" link to complete the registration. Once your registration is verified, you will receive your User Name and Password via Email.


Science of Spirituality is an international, multi-faith organization dedicated to
Love, Unity, and Peace, under the direction of Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj.

Science of Spirituality National Headquarters
4 S 175, Naperville-Wheaton Road, Naperville, IL 60563
www.sos.org