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Music Retreat

Journey to Om Music Retreat: Celebration of Rhythm and Melody

Immerse yourself in the ocean of music for two days.

Join us for an exciting weekend to deepen your musical practice, create and to go inside.  You will be learning from renowned musicians and have the choice of a variety of instruments. Delicious Indian street food with tasty flavors will open your creativity in the beautiful rolling hills of San Ramon in a spiritual setting.  All adults are welcome – from beginner to experienced musicians.  

Topics include:

* Foundation of Indian Classical Music - Ragas
* Western Music - Scales
* Rhythmic Patterns through the Lens of Eastern and Western Styles
* Application of Ragas in Bhajans
* Deepen Your knowledge of Bhajans & Kirtans  
* Thoughtfulness and Community Building - Drum and Music Circles
* Sound Meditations
* Mindfulness Practice - Essence of Improvisation
* Expressive Singing and Playing
* Group sessions on various topics related to music for both beginner and advanced
* Workshops on rhythm, melody, and improvisation
* Afternoon panels with musicians and a question and answer session.


Enjoy a tasty and sumptuous vegetarian lunch both days. On Saturday, a delicious vegetarian dinner will be served.  Light refreshments, coffee, and tea will be offered throughout the days.  Vegan and gluten-free options will be available.
A general outline of the retreat offerings:

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes. This retreat is generally for ages 18 & up. If there are any participants under the age of 18 who would like to attend, please send a direct email to the organizers to discuss options.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is plentiful free parking onsite.  The closest BART station is Castro Valley BART Station and from there you can UBER or LYFT.

What should I bring into the event?
Bring your singing voice, musical instrument and an open heart and mind.
There is a gift shop and farm stand with fresh and dried fruits from the MA Center’s orchards.

Do I need to know how to play or sing?
We welcome singers and musicians of all levels.  Absolutely no experience is needed.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at

What's the refund policy?
You must cancel by 9:30AM on Friday January 26th, 2018 to receive a full refund. No refunds will be accepted after that.
Participants are responsible to arrange for their own accommodation.

Retreat Costs

Total cost for Journey to OM Music Retreat
* Retreat Ticket: Early Bird Special - $95.00 (by January 19, 2018 11:59 PST)
* Full Price Retreat Ticket: $120 (after January 19, 2018)

About MA Center

MA Center in San Ramon was the first center established by Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma) in the United States and hosts a wide variety of classes, spiritual retreats and celebrations throughout the year.   Since its inauguration by Amma in 1989, MA Center has served as both the hub for Amma’s charitable activities in North America and as a spiritual center for an active and diverse community.  Inspired by Amma’s message of Love and Compassion and by Amma’s global network of regional humanitarian organizations known collectively as Embracing the World, we come together to pray, to celebrate in community, and to dedicate ourselves to making a difference in the world. 

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