Permaculture Practicum with Darren Doherty

Aug 9, 2014 9:00am-6:00pm (ended)

Darren Doherty is internationally recognized as a leader and pioneer in permaculture and regenerative agriculture! The format of this three-day course combines Darren's teaching on each specific topic, with a live walk-through of how to run an effective consultation with real clients.

August 9: Drought-Proofing Land and Farms in California

Darren will use the 350 acres of the MA Center land to show how to determine the most economically viable drought-proofing 'next-steps' that the center can be taken.  Often permaculture designers fixate on the big pond or the installations of swales when the best immediate choices for water catchment can be something less dramatic and more effective.  We will explore how to choose and present both big picture and immediate strategies to clients to drought-proof their land.

Register for one, two or all three days - Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the best!

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Saturday
Apr
30
A Multi-Day Event
Drop in and help as Amma’s Summer programs​ approach. There are plenty of opportunities to be of service​. Starting on May ​7​th, we will gather on both Saturdays and Sundays​.
Whatever your skills and abilities are, there is a seva for you​.
Lunch and chai are provided. Castro Valley... more ›
Tuesday
Jun
07
A Multi-Day Event
Amma will be holding programs at MA Center, as per schedule below. Inviting all to avail of this opportunity to meet and receive an embrace from one of the preeminent spiritual leaders of our time. June 7 - 11 am - All day program
June 8 & 9 - Morning program starts at 10 am, evening... more ›
Saturday
Jun
18
A Multi-Day Event
Come prepare the center for the upcoming satsang programs, and reflect on the precious days we spent with Amma. Lunch and Chai are provided. Castro Valley BART Station pickup at 10:00 am. RSVP on the BART pickup extension: 510-537- 9417 x 447 Email Seva... more ›
Saturday
Jul
09
A Multi-Day Event
10 am – 4:30 pm – Seva (Lunch and chai included)
5:00 - 6:00 pm: Guru stotram, Archana,108 names of Amma
6:00 - 6:20 pm: Video of Amma
6:20 - 7:30 pm: Bhajans, Arati, Closing prayers, Prasad For more information, email MA Center... more ›
Monday
Jul
18
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Guru Purnima is traditionally observed as a day dedicated to the Guru, when devotees and spiritual aspirants honor and worship their guru. The celebration at MA Center will start with a ritualistic worship, Guru Puja, for our guru, Amma. The program includes a short spiritual talk, Guru Puja and... more ›
Saturday
Aug
06
10:00am - 8:30pm
First full Saturday program after the break for Amma’s Tour.
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)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Guided IAM-35... more ›

Our daily spiritual practices at the Main House include: 

Mornings

Mondays-Fridays: 5:15am

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

Saturdays-Sundays: 6:15am

  • 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.

Evenings

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

Monday : 7:45 pm
Tuesday: 7:45 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 pm
Thursday: 7:45 pm
Friday: 7:00 pm
Saturday: 7:30 pm (or 4:45 pm in the Amrita Hall when there is a regular Saturday program)
Sunday: 7:00 pm