MA Center Chicago (MACC)

Welcome to MA Center Chicago

Welcome to MA Center Chicago
Welcome to MA Center Chicago
Jan 1, 2019 8:30pm to Jan 1, 2020 11:30pm (ended)

Welcome to MA Center Chicago

SATURDAY SATSANG | IAM-35 | AMRITA KIRTAN CLASS | BOOK CLUB

MA Center Chicago holds several regular programs, including Saturday satsang, guided meditation sessions, bhajan classes, a book club, and Bhagavad Gita class. For more information about regularly scheduled programs and events, click here.

We also have weekly satsang on Saturdays, which is led by MA Center Director Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya, a longtime disciple of Amma, whenever he is at MA Center Chicago.

REGULAR SATSANG SCHEDULE (unless noted otherwise on our events page)
4:00 – 5:00 PM – Archana (chanting)
5:00 – 7:00 PM – Satsang (spiritual talk, bhajans, and closing prayers)
7:00 – 8:00 PM – Dinner (wholesome and vegetarian, available for a modest donation)

Question about MA Center Chicago? Contact us at: chicago@macenters.org or 630-387-5077. Interested in a weekend retreat for spiritual reflection? Inquire about onsite accommodation at macclodging@macenters.org.

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
During Amma's 2016 Shivaratri message, she said, "Shivaratri is a celebration of sacrifice, dispassion and renunciation. Shivaratri teaches us to abandon all other thoughts in contemplation of God, and to realize the ultimate purpose of human life." Hold the date for Maha Shivaratri at MA Center... more ›
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 ›
Saturday
Mar
21
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
28
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.