Seva Saturday, Ganesh Murthi Making & Satsang Program

Ganesh Murthi Making
Ganesh Murthi Making
Aug 23, 2014 9:30am-8:30pm (ended)

Your 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!

Ganesh Murthi Making: 3:00-5:30pm, Snack Tent: The beginning of the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi, the Birthday of Lord Ganesha, God of success and overcoming obstacles. Everyone will have the opportunity to make his or her own individual Ganesh murthi  - sacred clay statue. This three-part festival will continue on Thursday, August 28th with the Ganesh Chaturthi Puja and will conclude on Saturday, Sept. 6th with the Visarjana - Immersion of the murthis in the ashram pond. 

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

Archana: 4:30 pm, Amrita Hall, Chanting of the Sri Lalitha Sahasranama, 1,000 Names of the Divine Mother and 108 Names of Amma

Satsang program: 6:00 - 8:30 pm: includes a satsang - talk, video of Amma, bhajans - devotional singing, and meditation; followed by a vegetarian 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


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. Karthikais is the Nakshatra - star constellation- in which the moon was transiting at the time of Amma's birth. Therefore, each time the moon returns... more ›
7:00am - 11:00am
Sunday morning sitting meditation in Amrita Hall near Amma's chair. A special time to focus inwardly together as we begin the busy holiday season.     Questions? Email San Ramon Events  
7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Christmas Eve Program will include a Christmas puja ceremony, spiritual readings, chanting, Christmas songs and Bhajans (devotional singing)  Questions? Email San Ramon Events.
A Multi-Day Event
Program will include a Satsang - spiritual talk, Bhajans - devotional singing  and more. We will welcome in the New Year chanting, Lokaha Samastaha Sukhino Bhavantu - May all beings in the Universe be peaceful and happy. Questions? Email San Ramon... 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
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