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

 

 

 
Sunday
Oct
22
9:00am - 12:00pm
The meditation session will start with guided IAM-35® meditation technique after which meditators are free to continue in their personal meditation practice of choice, ie, mantra japa, witness consciousness, meditation on one's chosen ideal, etc. Session will close with prayers for peace.
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Sunday
Oct
22
9:00am - 12:00pm
Bri. Rema Devi will conduct a Maha Sudarshana Homa on Sunday, October 22nd. This is a powerful homa that brings peace and happiness to all beings, while removing evil forces. 
Registration is not required to attend. Registration for the Homa will be at Puja/ETW table as follows:
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Tuesday
Oct
24
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Scripture Class with Swamiji Swamiji will be explaining the Tattva Bodha from the Ancient vedic scripture Location : 10312 Amrita Lane Last minute changes are possible, please check the MA Center facebook page for updates. Tattva... more ›
Wednesday
Oct
25
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Class with Swamiji Subject : Omkara Divya Porule Location : 10312 Amrita Lane Last minute changes are possible, please check the MA Center facebook page for updates. Format includes, spiritual discourse, discussion with audience,... more ›
Friday
Oct
27
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Class with Swamiji Subject: Guru Gita
Location: South Bay
Please click here for more details. Last minute changes are possible, please check the ... more ›
Saturday
Oct
28
9:30am - 8:00pm
Make a day of it! Join us in any of the activities or just for the evening program. SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm: Seva (Service projects)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: *Guided IAM Meditation Technique(Main House Puja Room)      
4:30 pm: Group... more ›
Sunday
Oct
29
9:00am - 12:00pm
The meditation session will start with guided IAM-35® meditation technique after which meditators are free to continue in their personal meditation practice of choice, ie, mantra japa, witness consciousness, meditation on one's chosen ideal, etc. Session will close with prayers for peace.
*... more ›
Saturday
Nov
04
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: Group... more ›
Sunday
Nov
05
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 ›
Monday
Nov
06
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Families or loved ones may not be together in an emergency, so it is important to plan in advance. Attend this highly interactive, two-hour workshop to learn how to be better prepared as an individual or family. Topics will include what to do before, during and after an earthquake. Discussions... 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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