Permaculture Practicum with Darren Doherty

Aug 10, 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 10: Reforestation for Profit

Planting trees is often looked at as a charitable act for future generations.  For many land owners and farmers it is very difficult to budget tree establishment and care with just a vague promise of a healthier ecosystem.  Darren will advise on specific strategies to plant trees that are also short and long-term enterprises designed to serve ecological function while bringing in capital through lumber, fence posts, animal feed, and other yields.

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9:30am - 8:30pm
You are warmly invited to the M.A. Center, San Ramon on Saturday: Saturday Seva (Selfless Service): 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Contact: Seva Activities include: sorting... more ›
2:00pm - 3:30pm
September 20: IAM Refresher, Saturday, 2:00 – 3:30 PM, Amrita Hall IAM – Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique - Refresher. Open to those who have previously taken the full course. Questions? Email M.A. Center Events
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Please join us for the Autumnal Equinox Celebration at the Labyrinth on Saturday, September 20th at 3 PM. We will express our gratitude to the planet and the beings who share it with us. There will be a peaceful meditation followed by walking the labyrinth embraced by Amma's golden woven hills,... more ›
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday, September 20th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Amrita Bala Kendra invites you to its first Open House. Visit us at the Mandapam, the Dining Hall, to meet the teachers, volunteers and Bala Kendra Families and to get more information about the program. See more about Amrita Bala Kendra here... more ›
6:00pm - 8:30pm
 The M.A. Center San Ramon is honoring this Day of Peace by chanting the 1000 Names of the Divine Mother at 6pm, followed by Bhajans and Chanting Lokah Samastah in the Main House Puja Room. Join millions of people around the world as they participate in activities, events, concerts and festivals to... more ›
5:30am - 7:30am
Homa for Departed Souls of Devotees -  Amma asked us to do this homa for Devotees who have passed away. September 23 at 5:30 am, Meditation Meadow Performed by Bri. Rema Devi All are welcome to attend this Homa, as registrations are not being taken. If you would like to donate flowers or other... more ›
A Multi-Day Event
September 24 – October 2: Navaratri, Wednesday to the following Thursday in Amrita Hall The word Navaratri means 'nine nights' in Sanskrit. During these nine nights and ten days, three days each are devoted to honoring Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Navaratri is traditionally an auspicious time for... more ›
9:00am - 1:30pm
Thursday, September 25th - 9 am or 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Mother’s Kitchen provides free meals in partnership with local outreach groups in the Bay Area. The East Bay Mother’s Kitchen cooks and serves lunch at the South Berkeley Community Church on the fourth Thursday of each month. Located at 1802... more ›
10:00am - 10:00pm
All are welcome to Amma’s Birthday Celebration with Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya, Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10 AM to 10 PM at the M.A. Center San Ramon in Amrita Hall and the surrounding grounds – This is a special time to learn Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique, both IAM-20 and Youth IAM,... more ›
7:00am - 8:00am
Vijayadasami Puja, Friday, 7:00 – 8:00 AM, Amrita Hall The Vijayadasami Puja is the final day of Navaratri. Vijayadashami is also the auspicious day for starting formal education. Students leave their books and workers leave their tools at the Saraswathi Puja on the ninth day of Navratri and these... more ›

All are warmly invited to join in our daily spiritual practices at the Main House.


Mondays-Saturdays: 5:15am

  • 108 Names of Amma
  • 1000 Names of the Divine Mother, Sri Lalitha Sahasranam
  • Hymn to the Divine Mother, Mahishasura Mardini Stotram

Sundays: 6:15am

  • 108 Names of Amma
  • 1000 Names of the Divine Mother, Sri Lalitha Sahasranam
  • Hymn, Mahishasura Mardini Stotram
  • Guided Integrated Amrita Meditation - IAM: 7:45am


  • Chant, Guru Stotram
  • Devotional singing, bhajans
  • Closing, arati and prayers
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00pm 8:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 7:00pm 4:30pm 7:00pm