MA Center Chicago (MACC)

Maha Shivaratri Satsang - 2019

Mar 9, 2019 4:00pm to Mar 10, 2019 12:30am (ended)

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 Chicago, which is always observed with tremendous reverence and devotion. As in years past, this year's Maha Shivaratri program will include a talk on the significance of Shivaratri, abhishekam, chanting, bhajans, and a Shiva puja. Here's the schedule:

4:00 - 5:00 pm - Archana (chanting of the divine names)
5:00 - 5:45 pm - Talk on Shivaratri
5:45 - 8:00 pm - Shiva abhishekam, puja, bhajans, arati, meditation, prayers, and prasad
8:00 - 9:00 pm - Dinner break
9:00 - 12:15 am - Chanting and bhajans (includes a short tea break)

During the dinner break from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm, a delicious vegetarian meal will be available for a modest donation. For any questions about participation in this or other MA Center Chicago activities, please contact us at chicago@macenters.org (please hyperlink email) or 630-387-5077. For information about on-site accommodations, please email macclodging@macenters.org (please hyperlink email).

Tuesday
Jan
01
8:30pm - 11:30pm
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Saturday
Jun
22
3:00pm - 4:30pm
ABK is structured to teach spiritual values to children through the application of Amma's teachings. Classes often include fun and engaging educational activities such as stories, games, music, and arts and crafts. ABK is open to children ages 4 and up. For more information, email... more ›
Saturday
Jun
22
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Saturday Satsang at MA Center Chicago Join us for a day of devotion and community at MA Center Chicago. Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya, the Director of the Center and a longtime disciple of Amma, leads satsang whenever he is at the Center. REGULAR SATSANG SCHEDULE (UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE)... more ›
Saturday
Jun
29
3:00pm - 4:30pm
ABK is structured to teach spiritual values to children through the application of Amma's teachings. Classes often include fun and engaging educational activities such as stories, games, music, and arts and crafts. ABK is open to children ages 4 and up. For more information, email... more ›
Saturday
Jun
29
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Saturday Satsang at MA Center Chicago Join us for a day of devotion and community at MA Center Chicago. Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya, the Director of the Center and a longtime disciple of Amma, leads satsang whenever he is at the Center. REGULAR SATSANG SCHEDULE (UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE)... more ›
Saturday
Jul
06
3:00pm - 4:30pm
ABK is structured to teach spiritual values to children through the application of Amma's teachings. Classes often include fun and engaging educational activities such as stories, games, music, and arts and crafts. ABK is open to children ages 4 and up. For more information, email... more ›
Saturday
Jul
06
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Saturday Satsang at MA Center Chicago Join us for a day of devotion and community at MA Center Chicago. Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya, the Director of the Center and a longtime disciple of Amma, leads satsang whenever he is at the Center. REGULAR SATSANG SCHEDULE (UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE)... more ›
Saturday
Jul
13
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Saturday Satsang at MA Center Chicago Join us for a day of devotion and community at MA Center Chicago. Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya, the Director of the Center and a longtime disciple of Amma, leads satsang whenever he is at the Center. REGULAR SATSANG SCHEDULE (UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE)... more ›
Saturday
Jul
20
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Saturday Satsang at MA Center Chicago Join us for a day of devotion and community at MA Center Chicago. Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya, the Director of the Center and a longtime disciple of Amma, leads satsang whenever he is at the Center. REGULAR SATSANG SCHEDULE (UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE)... more ›
Saturday
Jul
27
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Saturday Satsang at MA Center Chicago Join us for a day of devotion and community at MA Center Chicago. Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya, the Director of the Center and a longtime disciple of Amma, leads satsang whenever he is at the Center. REGULAR SATSANG SCHEDULE (UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE)... more ›

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

MORNING ARCHANA
Daily at 6:00 am

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

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 are part of the regular Saturday program.