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.

Sunday
Sep
21
6:00pm - 8:30pm
 The M.A. Center San Ramon is honoring this Day of Peace by chanting the 1000 Names of the Divine Mother at 6pm, followed by Bhajans and Chanting Lokah Samastah in the Main House Puja Room. Join millions of people around the world as they participate in activities, events, concerts and festivals to... more ›
Tuesday
Sep
23
5:30am - 7:30am
Homa for Departed Souls of Devotees -  Amma asked us to do this homa for Devotees who have passed away. September 23 at 5:30 am, Meditation Meadow Performed by Bri. Rema Devi All are welcome to attend this Homa, as registrations are not being taken. If you would like to donate flowers or other... more ›
Wednesday
Sep
24
A Multi-Day Event
September 24 – October 2: Navaratri, Wednesday to the following Thursday in Amrita Hall The word Navaratri means 'nine nights' in Sanskrit. During these nine nights and ten days, three days each are devoted to honoring Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Navaratri is traditionally an auspicious time for... more ›
Thursday
Sep
25
9:00am - 1:30pm
Thursday, September 25th - 9 am or 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Mother’s Kitchen provides free meals in partnership with local outreach groups in the Bay Area. The East Bay Mother’s Kitchen cooks and serves lunch at the South Berkeley Community Church on the fourth Thursday of each month. Located at 1802... more ›
Saturday
Sep
27
10:00am - 10:00pm
All are welcome to Amma’s Birthday Celebration with Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya, Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10 AM to 10 PM at the M.A. Center San Ramon in Amrita Hall and the surrounding grounds – This is a special time to learn Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique, both IAM-20 and Youth IAM,... more ›
Friday
Oct
03
7:00am - 8:00am
Vijayadasami Puja, Friday, 7:00 – 8:00 AM, Amrita Hall The Vijayadasami Puja is the final day of Navaratri. Vijayadashami is also the auspicious day for starting formal education. Students leave their books and workers leave their tools at the Saraswathi Puja on the ninth day of Navratri and these... more ›
Saturday
Oct
04
9:30am - 8:30pm
You are warmly invited to the M.A. Center, San Ramon on Saturday: Saturday Seva (Selfless Service): 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Contact: Seva Activities include: sorting... more ›
Saturday
Oct
04
10:30am - 4:00pm
Basics of Sewing on a Machine M.A. Center San Ramon, Craft Guild at Creekside location Teacher: Amritadivya  Please contact Kavyashree to pre-register.  People will be placed in small one-hour classes between 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ... more ›
Saturday
Oct
11
9:30am - 8:30pm
A monthly birthday is traditionally observed in India based on the moon's position at the time of birth. Karthikais the Nakshatra - star constellation- in which the moon was transiting at the time of Amma's birth. Therefore, each time the moon returns to this spot in the heavens, approximately... more ›
Saturday
Oct
11
4:00pm - 9:00pm
Amma’s Pantry Bag Exchange: At Amma’s Pantry table at the back of Amrita Hall  The Next Amma's Pantry Bag Exchange will take place on Saturday, October 11th from 4-9pm. Participants can exchange their green bags containing food donations for a new, empty bag. Amma's Pantry was launched on December... 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