Permaculture Practicum with Darren Doherty

Aug 11, 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 11: From Orchard to Stacked Enterprise 

GreenFriends Farm has been exploring the edge between market orchard and food forest for many years.  The food forest is often created as a forage based system, which can make it very difficult to manage in a market orchard situation.   Darren will bring decades of experience in stacked enterprise perennial agriculture to help make design choices that will keep fruit yields high, create easier management, integrate animals for fertility and weed management and diversify the products and yields. 

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Saturday
Dec
10
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 ›
Monday
Dec
12
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 ›
Saturday
Dec
17
10:00am - 8:30pm
Make a day of it! Join us in any of the activities or just for the evening program. SCHEDULE: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm: Seva (Service projects)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Winter Solstice Celebration in Amrita Hall
3:00 pm -... more ›
Sunday
Dec
18
7:00am - 11:00am
Sunday morning meditation in Amrita Hall near Amma's chair. A special time to focus together into our inner self as we begin the busy holiday season.
Saturday
Dec
24
10:00am - 8:30pm
Make a day of it! Join us in any of the activities or just for the special Christmas Eve 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 Meditation Technique (... more ›
Sunday
Dec
25
11:00am - 1:30pm
A potluck brunch to spend Christmas morning together. If possible, please leave a message to inform us of what you are bringing at on 510-537-9417 X106. Email - MA Center Events if you have questions.
Wednesday
Dec
28
A Multi-Day Event
AYUDH, the International youth movement of MA Centers, seeks to empower the youth to integrate universal values into their daily lives. Starting with themselves, AYUDH helps establish a future of hope, peace and social engagement while maintaining an awareness of spiritual principles. The 2016... more ›
Saturday
Dec
31
A Multi-Day Event
Ring in the new year with the best energy, New Year's Eve at the MA Center! Bhajans all night, sacred chanting, peace prayers, snacks, goodies!  SCHEDULE: 7:00 pm: 108 names of Amma and talk by Swamiji
7:45 pm: Bhajans
9:00 pm: Dinner break 

9:45 pm: Upcoming 2017 projects,... more ›
Monday
Jan
02
9:00am - 5:00pm
'Spiritual Growth in the New Year' - The New Year One-Day Retreat provides time for introspection, prayer and meditation and is a wonderful opportunity to further develop spiritual knowledge. Led by Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya, one of Amma’s senior disciples, the retreat allows us to step out of our... 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 : 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

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