Seva Saturday, Onam Festival, Ganesh Visarjana Immersion & Satsang Program

Sep 6, 2014 9:30am-8:30pm (ended)

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 donated medical supplies for India, helping in the bookstore, gardening & orchard work, and many special projects. Lunch is provided. Come for any part or all of the day! 

Guided IAM Meditation: 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Main House Puja Room, Only for those who have taken the full IAM course.

Onam Festival & Ganesh Visarjana Program: Onam is a Kerala Harvest Festival and Ganesh Visarjana 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 formless Absolute.

  2:00 PM: Pookalam (flower carpet design on Amrita Hall Porch – all hands welcome!)

  4:30 PM:  Archana, Chanting of the Sri Lalitha Sahasranama - 1,000 Names of the Divine Mother

  5:30 PM: 108 Names of Amma

  5:45 PM:  Onam welcome by a special guest, Mahabali

  6:00 PM:  Ganesh Visarjana, Procession down to the ashram pond to immerse the Ganesh murthis

  7:00 PM: Bhajans & Arati

  8:30 PM: Onam Sadhya - Traditonal Kerala Dinner

Castro Valley BART Station PickupsSaturdays: 10 am for Seva Day; 4:00 pm for Evening Program.  Please RSVP: leave msg. on the BART pickup extension: 510-537-9417 x 447

Come and join in for as much of the day as you wish.  Questions? Email M.A. Center Events

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

Mornings

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

Evenings

  • 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