Music Open House

Aug 12, 2017 2:00pm-4:00pm (ended)

Join our Music Open House on Saturday, August 12, 2 - 4 pm. 

 

Learn about our upcoming classes that combine the best of East and West - Violin, Tabla, Harmonium, Music Composition, Guitar and Keyboard. 

Don't miss the Indian Food Street - Chai, Chaat and more! Fun for all ages. 

 

More information on Music Open House or email music@amma.org
 

If the bhajan is sung with one‑pointedness, it is beneficial for the singer, the listeners, and Nature as well. Later when the listeners reflect on the songs, they will try to live in accordance with the lessons enunciated therein.” -Amma

Amongst the saints, many were highly proficient musicians. Bhajans, hymns and music were part and parcel of their lives. From Meerabhai to Saint Tukaram to Amma, music was the essence of their lives. Their longing for God, the import of having a human life and their teachings all came through such music. They transformed the ordinary into the divine.

Music is the bridge between the known and the unknown––from the abstract to the real and physical. It is the best medium to engage the mind––in order to take it beyond the known––the mind has to go beyond the known to merge in the unknown. Even if there is structure in music, as Amma points out, if we sing with devotion, forgetting everything, our mind can indeed explore those unreachable realms. To reach such a state the musician needs some proficiency in music like the pitch, rhythm etc. Here we are undertaking a journey to learn the basics of music, so that these fundamental principles can be practiced and at the same time, we can go beyond the constraints of the rules of music.

- Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya

 

 

 
Saturday
Dec
16
10:00am - 8:00pm
Make a day of it! Join us in any of the activities or just for the evening program. SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm: Seva (Service projects)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: *Guided IAM Meditation Technique(Main House Puja Room)      
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm... more ›
Sunday
Dec
17
9:00am - 12:00pm
Location : Amrita Hall Schedule:
Archana, chanting Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam Namavali in unison, followed by peace chanting and Arati. For more details, email MA Center Events.  
Sunday
Dec
24
9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday morning meditation in Amrita Hall. Guided IAM followed by meditation. A special time to focus together into our inner self as we begin the busy holiday season. For more info., email MA Events  
Sunday
Dec
24
4:30pm - 8:00pm
All are welcome to join in this sacred evening which will include Archana, Talk and Readings, Puja to Mother Mary and Baby Jesus, Bhajans and Christmas Carols, and a special Holiday Dinner. Castro Valley BART Station Pickup at 4:00 pm - Please RSVP on the BART pickup extension: 510-537-9417 x 447... more ›
Monday
Dec
25
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Main House
A potluck brunch to spend Christmas morning together. If possible, please leave a message to inform us of what you are bringing at on 510-537-9417 Ext 0. Email - MA Center Events if you have questions. .
Tuesday
Dec
26
A Multi-Day Event
This winter, AYUDH - the youth wing of "Embracing the World" will be hosting its annual four day retreat for youth aged 15-30 at MA Center San Ramon. The program will feature bhajans, youth-centered question and answer sessions and other activities with Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya, one of Amma’s... more ›
Saturday
Dec
30
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. The moon returns to this spot in the heavens, approximately every 28 days. Karthika is the Nakshatra - star constellation- in which the moon was... more ›
Sunday
Dec
31
A Multi-Day Event
Ring in the new year with the best energy, New Year's Eve at the MA Center! Bhajans all night, sacred chanting, peace prayers, snacks, goodies!  SCHEDULE: 7:00 pm: 108 names of Amma and talk by Swamiji
7:45 pm: Bhajans
9:00 pm: Dinner break 

9:45 pm: Upcoming 2017 projects,... more ›
Monday
Jan
01
8:00am - 6:00pm
"Spiritual Growth for the New Year" Retreat will include early morning archana, gentle yoga, manasa puja, meditation, spiritual talk, Q&A session, and more.
... more ›
Saturday
Jan
06
9:00am - 8:00pm
Make a day of it! Join us in any of the activities or just for the evening program. SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Community Seva Day (Special service projects)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: *Guided IAM Meditation Technique(Main House Puja Room)      
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Guru Sthothram... more ›

Our daily spiritual practices at the Main House include: 

Morning Archana

Mondays-Fridays: 5:15am and 7:15am

  • 108 Names of Amma
  • 1000 Names of the Divine Mother, Sri Lalitha Sahasranam

Saturdays-Sundays: 7:15am

  • 108 Names of Amma
  • 1000 Names of the Divine Mother, Sri Lalitha Sahasranam

To attend morning programs, please call RSVP at 510-537-9417 the evening before.

Evening Bhajans

  • Guru Stotram Chanting
  • Bhajans, Devotional singing
  • Closing prayers and Arati

Monday : 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 pm
Thursday: 7:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 pm
Saturday: Part of the regular Saturday program. If there is no Saturday program, 7:30 pm
Sunday: 7:30 pm

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