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.

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02
5:00pm - 7:00pm
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Friday
Apr
03
7:30pm - 9:30pm
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Saturday
Apr
04
6:00am - 8:00am
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Saturday
Apr
04
10:00am - 8:30pm
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Sunday
Apr
05
10:00am - 1:00pm
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Saturday
Apr
11
9:30am - 3:30pm
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Saturday
Apr
11
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 ›
Sunday
Apr
12
10:00am - 1:00pm
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Monday
Apr
13
A Multi-Day Event
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Saturday
Apr
18
10:00am - 8:30pm
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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