Our Programs

Exchange programs

The charity enables a number of inter-state, inter-continental community programs where moral ideas and ethical values can be exchanged more frequently. This strengthens and promotes communal harmony.
Knowledgeable speakers from different walks of life are encouraged to speak to a wide variety of audience.
Townhalls are conducted periodically to connect different communities.

Community building

Several community building activities are held at the chapter level. The group activities are all based on the external cleansing and relaxation leading to internal cleansing of the mind and soul. Outdoor activities in amidst nature enhance community interactions in establishing communal harmony while embedding moral values.

Basava Jayanthi celebrations

This is the annual flagship event celebrated by the chapters. Guest speakers, philosophers, scholars from India and other countries are invited to be part of the celebration of Basava Jayanti (birthday of Guru Basava). These guests design their itinerary to visit Singapore, Australia (including all major cities) and New Zealand. The guests preach and promote the key messages and teachings of Guru Basava. Such programs help the general public to adhere more strictly the practice of ‘Walk the Talk’ and awaken their self-conscious to rise to a higher order. In preparation for the annual events, volunteers from the general public train and teach younger generations the concept of Basava philosophy through singing, dancing, visual art and play. The culture and tradition are thus preserved, promoted and transferred to the children. Adults from different walks and backgrounds also get an opportunity to keep their artistic and cultural instinct alive.

Initiation and training

The charity also intends to train key personnel in promoting Basava teachings in a systematic way, so they can spread the message in a consistent manner. The key personnel can obtain authorisation from the charity to initiate someone keen to learn the values, messages and realise the health benefits at a physical level or at the spiritual level. Vachanas are also used to celebrate life events and are very simple, easy and effective. They are most suitable for the present generation and very applicable to the multi-ethnic present day lifestyle. It also enriches emotional stamina and clarifies ambiguities to life’s dilemma in an apt manner. The science in vachanas also enriches the individual to think logically to habituated practices and determine the right course of action or choices.

Periodic educational classes teaching vachanas, its relevance to current society, lifestyle and its adoption for strengthening the individual are provided by qualified instructors incorporating an approved BSAPAC syllabus exclusively designed for children in their local geographies.

International convention

Every two years the International Convention is collectively hosted in different locations across Australia and New Zealand through collaboration and teamwork amongst the members. In the past, eight such conventions have been held in the cities of Auckland, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney on a rotation basis. Some of the activities of the convention include publishing of souvenirs, research publications, promoting culture and art services, advancing the understanding and adoption of vachanas.

The convention brings together key preachers and philosophers to discuss matters of character beautification and adherence to the “walk the talk”. It becomes a common forum to exchange thoughts and learn from other scholars practicing it across the world.

These events are used as an opportunity to show case and recognise the yeoman service to the society in accordance with the stated objects in the constitution.

Extensive opportunities are provided to youth to explore, experiment and learn team building, leadership, organising and networking. Interested young adults come forward to introduce and bring innovative ways of strengthening moral and ethical values in the community.

In view of standardising and rationalising the articles and publications for an international audience, BSAPAC endeavours to publish trusted and certified sources and encourages authors to contact us for reaching their messages to the wider community.

No.

Name of the Chapter where SammELana held
Name of the SammELana
Date/year of the SammELana held
Name of the Swamiji inaugurated
Name of the Souvenir & Editor

1

Sydney Chapter
First Int. SharaNa SamskRuti SammELana
April 2004
Dr Shivkumar Shivacharya Swamiji, Taralubalu Math, Sirigere

2

Melbourne Chapter
Second Int. SharaNa SamskRuti SammELana
16 April 2006
Poojya Shri Gurumahant Swamiji, Chittaragi SamsthAn Math, ILakal
SharaNa Sangam; Dr Savitri (Lata) Bevinakoppa

3

New Zealand Chapter
Third Int. SharaNa SamskRuti SammELana
23 March 2008
Jagadguru Shri Shivaratri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, Suttur Math & Tontada Dr Siddhalinga Mahaswamiji, TontadArya Math, Gadag
SharaNa Sangama; Smt Usha Palakshappa

4

Sydney Chapter
Fourth Int. SharaNa SamskRuti SammELana
25 April 2010
Poojya Shri Siddhalinga Swamiji, Siddhaganga Math, Tumakuru
SharaNa Sangama; Shri Nataraj Rajashekhar & Prof G B Halyal

5

Adelaide Chapter
Fifth Int. SharaNa SamskRuti SammELana
28 April 2012
Poojya Shri Siddharam Swamiji, Naganuru Shri Rudrakshi Math, Belagavi & Shri Ramjan Darga, Bidar
SharaNa Sangama; Mrs Suma Totagi & Mr Shivanand Totagi

6

Perth Chapter
Sixth Int. SharaNa SamskRuti SammELana
26 April 2014
Jagadguru Shri Shivaratri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, Suttur Math & Shri Shri Siddeshawar Swamiji, Jnaanayogaashram, Vijayapur
SharaNa Sangama; Shri Shashidhara Shivammanavara

7

Perth Chapter
Seventh Int. SharaNa SamskRuti SammELana
2 April 2016
Poojya Shri Ma. Ni. Pra. NijaguNaprabhu Tontadarya MahaSwamigaLu, TontadArya Math, Gadag
SharaNa Sangama; Shri Chandrashekhar Hiremath

8

Melbourne Chapter
Global Basava Convention
20 April 2019
Poojya Shri Vachanan;and Swamiji, Panchamasali Peetha, Harihara
SharaNa Sangama; Shri Ravindr Nandi

Vachana Jyoti

Vachana Jyoti ವಚನ ಜ್ಯೋತಿ

Periodic educational classes teaching vachanas, their relevance to current society, lifestyle and their adoption for strengthening the individual are provided by qualified instructors incorporating an approved BSAPAC syllabus.
Learnings are also showcased through a biennial competition conducted to promote and increase the adoption of moral education through the vachanas known as Vacanān̄jali ವಚನಾಂಜಲಿ. Winners of the Vachananjali competition will be felicitated during the biennial conventions.

Youth opportunities

Extensive opportunities are provided to youth to explore, experiment and learn team building, leadership, organising and networking. Interested young adults come forward to introduce and bring innovative ways of strengthening moral and ethical values in the community.