MA Center Chicago (MACC)

New Year's Eve & Durga Puja with Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya

New Year's Eve & Durga Puja with Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya
New Year's Eve & Durga Puja with Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya
Dec 31, 2019 4:00pm to Jan 1, 2020 1:30am (ended)

A Durga Puja is performed for the elimination of all suffering through the grace of the Divine Mother and to get rid of negative tendencies. Join us for a special New Year's Eve Durga puja performed by Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya for an auspicious start to 2020.

When: Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Place: MA Center Chicago Satsang Hall
Sponsorship: $65/person - pre-registration is requested.

The deadline to register through PayPal is at 10:00 pm CT, Monday, December 30, 2019.
Click here to register through PayPal. Please note that you do not need to have a PayPal account in order to register via PayPal. 
You may also register by mailing a check. Make check payable to: MA CENTER, with "Durga Puja 2019" in the memo, and mail it to:
MA Center Chicago, 41W501 Keslinger Road, Elburn, IL 60119-9454

Please include your birth star information when you register. Still have questions? Email macc.puja@macenters.org

ABOUT PUJA

Puja is ritualistic worship of the Divine performed to keep us in harmony with cosmic forces, thereby removing and overcoming the sorrows of life and bringing spiritual upliftment. By doing puja, thoughts and vibrations of spiritual forces are created around us. These spiritual forces work to eliminate the negative influences in our life and help surround us with positive energy which can bring us peace of mind, material prosperity, and enable us to more clearly touch the Divine, our true nature.

After the Durga puja, ring in the new year with your Amma community at MA Center Chicago. Join us from 4:00 pm to midnight on Dec. 31st for our New Year's festivities with Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya. Here's the schedule for our New Year's Eve Satsang:

4:00-6:00 pm - Durga Puja (pre-registration required; see above)
6:00-7:00 pm - Archana
7:00-7:45 pm - Special New Year's Eve Satsang by Swamiji
7:45-8:15 pm - Bhajans w/Swamiji
8:15-8:45 pm - Arati, Meditation and Prasadam
8:45-9:30 pm - Dinner

9:30–10:30 pm - Lalita Sahasranāmam
10:30-10:45 pm - Mahishāsuramardini Stotram
10:45-10:55 pm - Tea Break
10:55-11:55 pm - Bhajans w/Swamiji
11:55-12:05 pm - Chanting of Lokha Samasta
12:05-12:10 pm - Final Bhajan by Swamiji
12:10-12:15 pm - Meditation
12:15-12:20 pm - Final Prayers

 

Thursday
Oct
01
6:00am - 7:00am
Join us virtually for daily archana every morning at 6 am CT. We chant Amma's 108 names, the Thousand Names (Lalitha Sahasranama), and the Mahisasuramadini Stotram.  Daily Archana Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/240260479 One tap... more ›
Thursday
Oct
01
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us virtually every evening for Amma's White Flower Meditation at 6:30 pm CT (except Saturdays due to Satsang). This is followed by bhajans and arati at 7 pm CT most nights (except certain Thursdays, every Friday, and every Saturday due to other programs). Daily Amma's White Flower Meditation... more ›
Friday
Oct
02
6:00am - 7:00am
Join us virtually for daily archana every morning at 6 am CT. We chant Amma's 108 names, the Thousand Names (Lalitha Sahasranama), and the Mahisasuramadini Stotram.  Daily Archana Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/240260479 One tap... more ›
Friday
Oct
02
10:30am - 11:30am
The Universal Concept of Sannyasa with Swami Shantamritananda Puri
Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 10:45 am to 11:30 am CT
Friday, Oct. 2 from 10:45 am to 11:30 am CT Join Zoom Meeting
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Friday
Oct
02
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us virtually every evening for Amma's White Flower Meditation at 6:30 pm CT (except Saturdays due to Satsang). This is followed by bhajans and arati at 7 pm CT most nights (except certain Thursdays, every Friday, and every Saturday due to other programs). Daily Amma's White Flower Meditation... more ›
Friday
Oct
02
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Amma says the Bhagavad Gita is a celestial song that awakens the sleeping soul. Join us virtually at 7 pm CT every Friday for a replay of one of Swami Shantamritananda Puri's Bhagavad Gita classes. Here is the link for replay on Friday, September 25: https://... more ›
Saturday
Oct
03
6:00am - 7:00am
Join us virtually for daily archana every morning at 6 am CT. We chant Amma's 108 names, the Thousand Names (Lalitha Sahasranama), and the Mahisasuramadini Stotram.  Daily Archana Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/240260479 One tap... more ›
Saturday
Oct
03
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Please join us this Saturday for a special virtual satsang which will include archana (chanting), bhajans, arati, and Amma's White Flower meditation. Satsang will begin at 6:00 pm CT with archana. To join, go to https://zoom.us/j/299646689. Please note all... more ›
Saturday
Oct
03
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us virtually every evening for Amma's White Flower Meditation at 6:30 pm CT (except Saturdays due to Satsang). This is followed by bhajans and arati at 7 pm CT most nights (except certain Thursdays, every Friday, and every Saturday due to other programs). Daily Amma's White Flower Meditation... more ›
Sunday
Oct
04
6:00am - 7:00am
Join us virtually for daily archana every morning at 6 am CT. We chant Amma's 108 names, the Thousand Names (Lalitha Sahasranama), and the Mahisasuramadini Stotram.  Daily Archana Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/240260479 One tap... 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.