A total of about 930 Chinese devotees from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong participated in a Chinese New Year celebration in Prashanti Nilayam on 19th & 20th February 2010. The celebration was organized by Zone 4. The theme chosen was "Family Harmony - Peace & Prosperity".
The Chinese New Year in Prashanti got off to a colorful start on the evening on 19th February in the immediate Divine Presence. The proceeding for the evening began with an offering of various Mantras for World Peace 2010. "Om Mani Padme Hung" the powerful Mantra of Chenrezig was the first to come followed by Medicine Buddha Mantra. This was followed by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba Eternal Prayer, a composition by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje. The next two mantra and the long Dharani of Chenrezig. As these were chanted, all the participants made a kind of mudra with their hands. These were to bring permanent happiness to all sentient beings. The program me ended by offering Arati to Bhagawan.