Spending Saturdays Together
Make a day of it or an evening out!
On Saturdays our community comes together for service projects, to connect informally with old and new friends, and for spiritual practice. Attending the Saturday programs is a great way to learn about all that is going on at M.A. Center and to stay connected with Amma throughout the year.
Typical Saturday Schedule:
9:30am: Seva Saturday: Help with service projects
2:00pm: Continue with service projects or attend spiritual classes
4:30pm: Archana: Chanting of the 1000 Names of the Divine Mother, Sri Lalitha Sahasranam, dedicated to world peace
5:30pm: Evening Satsang Program: Typically includes satsang - a spiritual talk, video of Amma, bhajans - devotional singing, and meditation. Please see the Events Listings for details about specific Saturday programs.
8:30pm: Vegetarian dinner benefits Amma's charities
Questions? email M.A. Center Events
The Amma Shop is Open!
Best known as an online store, The Amma Shop has its headquarters and home store at the San Ramon Center. On Saturday nights, people can browse a wide range of items from books and music to Ayurvedic products, clothes, prayer shawls, incense and jewelry. The shop, run entirely by volunteers, is open during the evening program. Proceeds from sales support Embracing the World, Amma’s charitable projects.
The library is open at the end of every Saturday evening program and offers an extensive selection of scriptural texts and books on world religions and philosophy. A comprehensive collection of Amma’s books, videos, and bhajans, as well as talks by Amma’s senior disciples are also available. Stop by to browse or get a valid-for-life library card.
Saturday Night Snack Shop
Members of the surrounding area satsangs and the M.A. Center Youth Groups take turns bringing and selling tasty snacks and desserts to compliment the vegetarian dinner served after Saturday evening’s program. Proceeds go to support Amma’s Amrita Kuteeram Housing Project in India. It's a delicious way to help those in need.
Volunteers provide scheduled pickups from the Castro Valley BART Station for Saturday seva days and evening programs and some special events. People find their own rides back to BART with other community members. For schedule info and to RSVP, please call 510-537-9417 x447