MA Center Chicago (MACC)

IAM-20 Meditation Class

IAM-20 Mediation Class Image
Aug 17, 2019 9:00am-12:00pm (ended)

Meditation is the art of mental mastery. How we perceive the world around us completely depends upon our mind. In our search for happiness, we essentially have two options — change the world so that everything turns out exactly the way we want, or modify our mind so we’re happy, content and peaceful regardless of what happens in the external world.

Since we have very little control over our external world, true happiness lies in controlling our inner world. Meditation is a key element in this process. Amma has specifically designed IAM-20, a simple but profound 20-minute meditation, for busy people who want to integrate the practice of meditation into their lives and for those who have found meditation to be challenging to learn in the past.

This class will be taught by Radha Katz. Comfortable attire is advised. For more information, email Radha at mac.radha@macenters.org.

Saturday
Jan
25
9:30am - 7:30pm
Saturday Satsang & More at MA Center Chicago Join us for a day of devotion and community at MA Center Chicago.  We have weekly events Saturdays, typically starting with archana class at 9:30 am in the satsang hall. For more details about our Saturday programs, which include youth programs,... more ›
Saturday
Jan
25
10:00am - 5:00pm
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Saturday
Feb
01
9:30am - 7:30pm
Saturday Satsang & More at MA Center Chicago Join us for a day of devotion and community at MA Center Chicago.  We have weekly events Saturdays, typically starting with archana class at 9:30 am in the satsang hall. For more details about our Saturday programs, which include youth programs,... more ›
Saturday
Feb
08
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Thaipusam is dedicated to the Hindu god Murugan, the son of Shiva and Parvati. Murugan is also known as Kartikeya, Subramaniam, Sanmukha, Shadanana, Skanda, and Guha. It is believed that on this day, Goddess Parvati presented a lance to Lord Murugan to help him vanquish the demon army of Tarakasura... more ›
Saturday
Feb
15
9:30am - 7:30pm
Saturday Satsang & More at MA Center Chicago Join us for a day of devotion and community at MA Center Chicago.  We have weekly events Saturdays, typically starting with archana class at 9:30 am in the satsang hall. For more details about our Saturday programs, which include youth programs,... more ›
Saturday
Feb
22
9:30am - 7:30pm
Saturday Satsang & More at MA Center Chicago Join us for a day of devotion and community at MA Center Chicago.  We have weekly events Saturdays, typically starting with archana class at 9:30 am in the satsang hall. For more details about our Saturday programs, which include youth programs,... more ›
Saturday
Feb
22
A Multi-Day Event
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Saturday
Feb
29
9:30am - 7:30pm
Saturday Satsang & More at MA Center Chicago Join us for a day of devotion and community at MA Center Chicago.  We have weekly events Saturdays, typically starting with archana class at 9:30 am in the satsang hall. For more details about our Saturday programs, which include youth programs,... more ›
Saturday
Mar
07
9:30am - 7:30pm
Saturday Satsang & More at MA Center Chicago Join us for a day of devotion and community at MA Center Chicago.  We have weekly events Saturdays, typically starting with archana class at 9:30 am in the satsang hall. For more details about our Saturday programs, which include youth programs,... more ›
Saturday
Mar
14
9:30am - 7:30pm
Saturday Satsang & More at MA Center Chicago Join us for a day of devotion and community at MA Center Chicago.  We have weekly events Saturdays, typically starting with archana class at 9:30 am in the satsang hall. For more details about our Saturday programs, which include youth programs,... more ›

Our daily spiritual practices at the MA Center Chicago Satsang Hall include:

GROUP IAM-35 MEDITATION (for IAM-35 course graduates)
Daily at 5:15 am

MORNING ARCHANA
Daily at 6:00 am

  • 108 Names of Amma
  • 1000 Names of the Divine Mother, Sri Lalitha Sahasranam
  • Mahisasuradmardini Stotram 

WHITE FLOWER MEDITATION
Daily* at 6:30 pm

EVENING BHAJANS
Daily* at 7:00 pm

  • Guru Stotram Chanting
  • Bhajans (devotional singing)
  • Closing prayers and Arati

*Note: On Fridays, if Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya is at MA Center Chicago, we typically have a Bhagavad Gita class with him instead of daily bhajans. On Saturdays, bhajans and group meditation are part of the regular Saturday program.