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

 

 

 
Wednesday
Aug
23
7:00pm - 9:00pm
CLASS WITH SWAMIJI Subject - Omkara Divya Porule Every Wednesday from August 23 until end of October
Location : 10312 Amrita Lane  Last minute changes are possible, please check the ... more ›
Friday
Aug
25
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ganesh Chaturthi Participatory Puja Ceremony in Amrita Hall.  We welcome you to be a part of the puja to handmade Ganesh murthis, sacred clay figurine, as we honor Lord Ganesha, who removes obstacles and brings good fortune. The program flow includes particapatory puja, bhajans and prasad... more ›
Saturday
Aug
26
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 ›
Tuesday
Aug
29
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.... more ›
Wednesday
Aug
30
7:00pm - 9:00pm
CLASS WITH SWAMIJI Subject - Omkara Divya Porule Every Wednesday from August 23 until end of October
Location : 10312 Amrita Lane  Last minute changes are possible, please check the ... more ›
Friday
Sep
01
A Multi-Day Event
GIANT COMMUNITY YARD SALE by Embracing the World. Proceeds from the sale supports numerous humanitarian efforts worldwide. 
Parking Lot near Crow Canyon Road. Everything must go. Please join us in supporting the cause by attending and purchasing items for your home or someone in need.  For... more ›
Friday
Sep
01
A Multi-Day Event
“Only in the depth of pure silence can we hear God’s voice.” - Amma We live in a world of turbulence and turmoil, constantly bombarded by the chatter of our gadgets and minds. Understanding our need to shut out this noise and experience the deep inner peace and joy that is our true nature, Amma has... more ›
Friday
Sep
01
6:00pm - 8:00pm
 Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya will perform a Durga Puja from 6-8 PM on Friday, September 1st to inaugurate the Amrita Silent Retreat Immersion. The puja is open to all registered for the retreat.  For those not registered for the retreat, you may attend the puja if you would like to sponsor a... more ›
Saturday
Sep
02
10:00am - 8:00pm
Make a day of it! Join us in any of the activities or just for the evening program. Ganesh Visarjana or Murthi Immersion is the culmination of Ganesh Chaturthi. The symbolism of the Ganesh immersion ceremony is that all forms are temporary, having both their origin and final destination in the... more ›
Tuesday
Sep
05
7:30pm - 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 ›

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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