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.

Wednesday
Jan
28
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. Karthika is the Nakshatra - star constellation- in which the moon was transiting at the time of Amma's birth. Therefore, each time the moon returns to... more ›
Saturday
Jan
31
A Multi-Day Event
At Amma’s 50th birthday celebration, the Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique® was introduced. Today, tens of thousands of meditators value IAM as one of Amma's greatest gifts. This powerful meditation practice was designed by Amma to reconnect us with our inner Self so that we can experience... more ›
Saturday
Jan
31
10:00am - 8:30pm
You are warmly invited to the M.A. Center, San Ramon on Saturday: Saturday Seva (Selfless Service): 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, Contact: ... more ›
Saturday
Jan
31
2:00pm - 4:30pm
GreenFriends Farm will be having a big tree planting day on January 31st.  Come join youth from around the Bay Area learn through action the importance of planting trees. Everyone is welcome! Meet at 2:00 PM in the Maha Orchard.  Please RSVP at info@... more ›
Saturday
Feb
07
10:00am - 8:30pm
You are warmly invited to the M.A. Center, San Ramon on Saturday: Saturday Seva (Selfless Service): 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, Contact: ... more ›
Saturday
Feb
14
10:00am - 8:30pm
You are warmly invited to the M.A. Center, San Ramon on Saturday: Saturday Seva (Selfless Service): 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, Contact: ... more ›
Saturday
Feb
14
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, February 14th from 4-9pm. Participants can exchange their green bags containing food donations for a new, empty bag. Many thanks to the over 100... more ›
Monday
Feb
16
A Multi-Day Event
Monday, February 16, 2015 7:30 pm – 6:00 am, Tuesday morning: Maha Shivaratri- The Great Night of Lord Shiva Please join Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya and the M. A. Center community as we celebrate the Great Night of Lord Shiva with a traditional all-night program. Spiritual practices done on this night... more ›
Tuesday
Feb
17
4:30am - 6:00am
The Homa for Devotees who have passed away will be held at 4:30 am on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at MA Center San Ramon, at the end of the Maha Shivaratri ceremonies. This Homa will be performed according to Amma’s instructions. The homa is free of charge and it is not necessary to submit the... more ›
Saturday
Feb
21
10:00am - 8:30pm
You are warmly invited to the M.A. Center, San Ramon on Saturday: Saturday Seva (Selfless Service): 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, Contact: ... 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