MA Center Chicago (MACC)

Labor Day Weekend Retreat at MA Center Chicago

Aug 31, 2013 2:00pm to Sep 2, 2013 3:00pm (ended)

Retreat Flyer with Schedule, Cost and Accommodation Details - Click Here

Labor Day Weekend Retreat at MA Center Chicago

Spiritual classes, yoga, eco-meditation, question & answer sessions, devotional singing, delicious vegetarian meals, selfless service in outdoor/indoor projects, an evening campfire and more. The retreat will be led by MA Center Chicago’s director, Br. Shantamritaji, who will discuss: Spiritual Ecology, The Five Elements in Nature and in Us, Food and Spirituality, and Five Elements Meditation.

Retreat Registration & Payment (Please refer to details below)

For Registration - Use Registration form below and follow instructions

Retreat Registration Form - Click Here

Retreat Payments:

 

Schedule Highlights 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31ST

2 pm Retreat Registration

3 – 4 pm Guided Tour of MA Center Chicago (MACC)

5 pm Evening Program with Br. Shantamrita’s Talk on "Spiritual Ecology"

8 pm Dinner

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST

6 am – 7:15 am Archana (Amma’s 108 Names, Lalita Sahasranama, Ayigiri Nandini)

7:45 – 9:00 am Yoga

10:30 – 11:30 am Br. Shantamrita’s Talk on "The Five Elements in Nature and in Us" and Q&A

11:30 – 12:30 pm Contemplation/writing time while walking the grounds

2 – 4 pm A Gift to Amma For Her 60th Birthday! Hands-On Involvement in MA Center Chicago’s Organic Farming Projects

4 – 5 pm Nature Walk & Ecomeditation

6 – 8 pm Evening Program with Br. Shantamrita’s Talk on "Food and Spirituality"

9 – 10 pm Campfire with Storytelling and Bhajans

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND

6 – 7:15 am Archana (Amma’s 108 Names, Lalita Sahasranama, Ayigiri Nandini)

8 – 9 am Yoga

10:30 – 11:30 am Q&A with Br. Shantamrita

11:30 – 12:30 pm Five Elements Meditation

1:30 – 2:45 pm A Gift to Amma For Her 60th Birthday! Join the InDEED Campaign

3 pm Conclusion of the Retreat

Retreat Cost

Individuals

Register by Aug 24

Register After Aug 24

Full Retreat

$85

$100

One Day

$45

$60

Families Maximum 5 people, register by Aug 24

   

Full Retreat

$150

 

One Day

$90

 

Accommodation

Limited shared onsite accommodation offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Please bring your own bedding and toiletry. Donation $25 per night per individual.

For a list of nearby hotels, please visit our website at chicago.amma.org and look in the "Local Guides" section.

Note: None of the nearby hotels are offering any special rate for this event.

PACKAGE DEAL - Register by Aug 24

  • Individuals - Full Retreat with Shared Accommodation - $125
  • Family (maximum 5 people) - Full Retreat with Shared Accommodation - $235

Location:

MA CENTER CHICAGO
41W501 KESLINGER RD, ELBURN, IL 60119 

Additional Details:

MACC.RETREAT@GMAIL.COM

Sunday
Sep
25
A Multi-Day Event
OBSERVANCE OF NAVARATRI AT MA CENTER CHICAGO Navaratri, or the nine nights of Devi, will be observed at MA Center Chicago Sunday, Sept. 25th through Tuesday, Oct. 4th (note specific dates and times below). The word Navaratri means 'nine nights' in Sanskrit. Navaratri is a time of sadhana, of... more ›
Wednesday
Sep
28
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Amma requests everyone to regularly practice this meditation once or twice a day for the benefit of the entire world. Join us every evening (except Saturdays) for Amma's White Flower Meditation via Zoom: https://... more ›
Thursday
Sep
29
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Amma requests everyone to regularly practice this meditation once or twice a day for the benefit of the entire world. Join us every evening (except Saturdays) for Amma's White Flower Meditation via Zoom: https://... more ›
Thursday
Sep
29
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Amma says the Bhagavad Gita is a celestial song that awakens the sleeping soul. This class is generally held weekly on Thursdays from 7 pm to 8:30 pm CT when Swamiji is here at MA Center Chicago, and class is followed by a short guided meditation. The class is held live in the MA Center Chicago... more ›
Friday
Sep
30
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Amma requests everyone to regularly practice this meditation once or twice a day for the benefit of the entire world. Join us every evening (except Saturdays) for Amma's White Flower Meditation via Zoom: https://... more ›
Saturday
Oct
01
2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Amrita Book Club of North America gives participants an opportunity to dive more deeply into Amma’s teachings. The club meets twice a month on the first and third Saturdays from 2 pm to 3 pm via Zoom to explore Amma’s books and books written by Amma's senior disciples. All are welcome to attend... more ›
Saturday
Oct
01
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Amrita Bala Kendra (ABK) passes on Amma’s teachings to children through fun and engaging activities such as stories, bhajans, arts and crafts, celebration of festivals and service projects. ABK focuses on values, multi cultural traditions, and spiritual practices.  ABK is held in-person in the MA... more ›
Saturday
Oct
01
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Amma requests everyone to regularly practice this meditation once or twice a day for the benefit of the entire world. Join us every evening (except Saturdays) for Amma's White Flower Meditation via Zoom: https://... more ›
Sunday
Oct
02
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Amma requests everyone to regularly practice this meditation once or twice a day for the benefit of the entire world. Join us every evening (except Saturdays) for Amma's White Flower Meditation via Zoom: https://... more ›
Monday
Oct
03
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Amma requests everyone to regularly practice this meditation once or twice a day for the benefit of the entire world. Join us every evening (except Saturdays) for Amma's White Flower Meditation via Zoom: https://... more ›

Our daily spiritual practices include:

WHITE FLOWER MEDITATION
Daily* at 6:00 pm

EVENING BHAJANS
Daily* at 6:30 pm

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

*Note: On Thursdays, we have a Bhagavad Gita class with Swami Shantamritananda Puri instead of daily bhajans. On Saturdays, bhajans and group meditation are part of the regular Saturday program.