Labor Day Weekend Retreat with Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri

Aug 30, 2014 10:00am to Aug 31, 2014 6:00pm (ended)

Labor Day Weekend Retreat with Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri, Saturday and Sunday, August 30 & 31, 2014, Amrita Hall - Online Registration Available

"The silence that we acquire through prayer and meditation helps us find peace and true happiness in this noisy world." –Amma

The Labor Day Weekend Retreat allows time for introspection, prayer and meditation. This is a rare opportunity to further develop our spiritual knowledge, with Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri, who is one of Amma’s senior disciples. The retreat allows us to step out of our day-to-day life and to listen deeply to our body, heart and mind.

The retreat includes: Scripture Classes, Meditation, Chanting, Personal Time for Reflection, Journaling, Writing a Letter to Amma, Nature Walking Meditation, Spiritual Discourse, Question & Answer Session and Bhajans

Retreat Registration includes: All Retreat Activities plus Lunch, Chai & Snack Break and Dinner (Saturday); and Lunch, Chai & Snack Break (Sunday)

On-site registration on Saturday, August 30th and Sunday 31st: Both Days $70, One Day $35

Saturday, August 30, 2014 (Not Silent)

10:00   Manasa Puja and Meditation - Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri
11:00   Scripture Class - Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri
12:00   Personal Time for Reflection, Journaling, or Letter to Amma
1:00     Lunch and Rest, Seva or Individual Nature Walking Meditation
2:30     Question & Answer Session- Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri
4:00     Chai and Snack
4:30     Public Satsang Program (Open to the public):
              Archana: Chanting of the 1,000 Names of the Divine Mother
5:30     108 Names of Amma
6:00     Satsang - Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya
6:45     Bhajans - Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri
8:30     Dinner (No dinner fee for retreat participants.)

Sunday, August 31, 2014 (Silent Retreat Day for registrants, retreat leaders will be speaking)

10:00   Manasa Puja and Meditation - Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri
11:00   Scripture Class - Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri      
12:00   Personal Time for Reflection, Journaling or Letter to Amma
1:00     Lunch and Rest, Seva, or Individual Meditation
2:30     Question & Answer Session - Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri
4:00     Chai and Snack
4:30     Nature Walking Meditation - Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya
5:00     Satsang - Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya
5:30     Bhajans - Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri (Open to the public)
6:30     Prasad Serving
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For more information please email San Ramon Events.

Saturday
Jul
04
10:00am - 4:30pm
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Saturday
Jul
11
10:00am - 8:30pm
10:00am: Saturday Seva begins. Everyone is welcome to come for all or part of the day. Note that lunch and chai will be served for Saturday seva. Projects include AIMS warehouse medical supply sorting, orchard, gardening & grounds... more ›
Saturday
Jul
18
10:00am - 8:30pm
10:00am: Saturday Seva begins. Everyone is welcome to come for all or part of the day. Note that lunch and chai will be served for Saturday seva. Projects include AIMS warehouse medical supply sorting, orchard, gardening & grounds... more ›
Thursday
Jul
23
9:00am - 1:00pm
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Saturday
Jul
25
10:00am - 8:30pm
10:00am: Saturday Seva begins. Everyone is welcome to come for all or part of the day. Note that lunch and chai will be served for Saturday seva. Projects include AIMS warehouse medical supply sorting, orchard, gardening & grounds... more ›
Thursday
Jul
30
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Guru Purnima, the full moon of the Guru in Amrita Hall Puja, ceremonial worship, will be followed by bhajans, devotional singing and dinner. Guru Purnima is traditionally held to be the birthday of Bhagawan Vyasa, the compiler of the Vedas and is a day for celebration and worship - a day on which... more ›
Saturday
Aug
01
10:00am - 8:30pm
10:00am: Saturday Seva begins. Everyone is welcome to come for all or part of the day. Note that lunch and chai will be served for Saturday seva. Projects include AIMS warehouse medical supply sorting, orchard, gardening & grounds... more ›
Thursday
Aug
06
9:00am - 1:00pm
The East Bay Mother's Kitchen will cook and serve a meal on Thursday August 6, 2015. Food preparation begins at 9:00 am and ends around 11:00 am. Lunch is served from 12-1:00 pm and clean-up is usually finished by 1:30 pm. You are welcome to participate in all of it, or come for one or the other.... more ›
Friday
Aug
07
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Puja performed in the Main House, Puja Room A monthly birthday is traditionally observed in India based on the moon's position at the time of birth. Karthikais is the Nakshatra - star constellation- in which the moon was transiting at the time of Amma's birth. Therefore, each time the moon returns... more ›
Saturday
Aug
08
10:00am - 8:30pm
10:00am: Saturday Seva begins. Everyone is welcome to come for all or part of the day. Note that lunch and chai will be served for Saturday seva. Projects include AIMS warehouse medical supply sorting, orchard, gardening & grounds... more ›

All are warmly invited to join in our daily spiritual practices at the Main House.

Mornings

Mondays-Saturdays: 5:15am

  • 108 Names of Amma
  • 1000 Names of the Divine Mother, Sri Lalitha Sahasranam
  • Hymn to the Divine Mother, Mahishasura Mardini Stotram

Sundays: 6:15am

  • 108 Names of Amma
  • 1000 Names of the Divine Mother, Sri Lalitha Sahasranam
  • Hymn, Mahishasura Mardini Stotram
  • Guided Integrated Amrita Meditation - IAM: 7:45am

Evenings

  • Chant, Guru Stotram
  • Devotional singing, bhajans
  • Closing, arati and prayers
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00pm 8:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 7:00pm 4:30pm 7:00pm