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
Apr
18
10:00am - 8:30pm
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Saturday
Apr
18
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Tour Kick-off Meeting and Ice Cream Social   Saturday, April 18th 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Meditation Meadow   Get involved in Amma's upcoming North America summer tour, from the ground up. Find out how you can get M.A. Center ready for Amma's programs and serve while she is here. This kick-off meeting... more ›
Saturday
Apr
18
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, April 18th from 4-9pm. Participants can exchange their green bags containing food donations for a new, empty bag. Many thanks to the over 100 individuals... more ›
Sunday
Apr
19
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday, April 19: Holi Celebration for Kids and Families Amrita Bala Kendra invites you to a fun-filled day of Games and Holi Celebration. “Holi is a symbol of joy and celebration. May your life be filled with the color of bliss. Once you apply the paints, everything looks the same. Similarly when... more ›
Sunday
Apr
19
1:30pm - 7:30pm
All are invited to the North Indian Classical Vocal Recital 'Raagon ke Rung, Samay ke Sung' event by Sushma Mathur and Students of Swar Aangan on Sunday at 1:30 PM, Amrita Hall Questions? Email M.A. Center Events  
Monday
Apr
20
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 ›
Thursday
Apr
23
9:00am - 1:30pm
The East Bay Mother's Kitchen will cook and serve a meal on Thursday April 23, 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 ›
Saturday
Apr
25
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
May
10
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Mothers & Fathers Day Puja and Amrita Bala Kendra Graduation in the Mandapam at M.A. Center, San Ramon Mother’s Day Puja hosted by Amrita Bala Kendra: As per Amma’s instructions, this year both parents will be honored on Mother’s Day. If you would like to participate in this puja please RSVP... more ›
Monday
May
18
7:30pm - 9:00pm
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 ›

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