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.

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A Multi-Day Event
Saturdays October 29th to November 19th will be Seva Saturdays. Please drop in and help us get ready for Amma's Fall programs in the US or lending a helping hand with projects around the ashram - For more info, email... more ›
10:00am - 8:30pm
Join us each Saturday for a day of selfless service(seva) and our evening spiritual program. Come for the full day or just a part of it! 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... more ›

Our daily spiritual practices at the Main House include: 


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.


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

Monday : 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 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