MA Center Chicago (MACC)

Onam Satsang & Celebration

Onam Satsang & Celebration
Onam Satsang & Celebration
Sep 14, 2019 1:00pm-10:00pm 

We will celebrate Onam, the colorful harvest festival of Kerala, with a day of community and Satsang. In Amma's 2017 Onam message, Amma said that the festival of Onam and its celebrations give us the message that prosperity, peace and affluence result when ancient spiritual traditions and the modern world go hand in hand. Our Onam festivities will reflect the fine traditions of India, including Pookalam (beautiful flower arrangements like the one shown below outside of Amma's room during a past Onam), a talk on the significance of Onam, special Onam bhajans, an Onam cultural program, and of course, Sadya, a grand Onam feast. See the schedule below. 

Schedule for Saturday:
1:00-3:30PM - Pookalam (Flower arrangement)
2:30 -3:45PM - Amrita Kirtan Class (click here for details)
3:00 -4:30PM - Guided IAM-35 (for IAM-35 course grads; click here for details)
3:00 -4:30PM - Amrita Bala Kendra/ABK (click here for details)
4:00-5:00PM - Archana
5:00-5:45PM - Talk on Onam
5:45-6:30PM - Special Onam Bhajans
6:30-6:45PM - Arati & Meditation
6:45-6:50PM - Prasadam and Onam Setup
7:00-8:00PM - Onam Talk & Onam Cultural Program
8:15-9:15PM - Onam Sadya (Kerala style dinner)

Tuesday
Jan
01
8:30pm - 11:30pm
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... more ›
Saturday
Sep
21
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)
4:00 -... more ›
Friday
Sep
27
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Amma says the Bhagavad Gita is a "celestial song that awakens the sleeping soul." Join us on Friday from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm for this illuminating class with Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya on one of the world's greatest spiritual texts. There is no fee for this class. A short meditation, guided by Br.... more ›
Saturday
Sep
28
4:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us for our annual celebration satsang in honor of Amma's birthday. Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya will give a satsang talk, conduct a  special Guru Paduka puja, and lead us in devotional song. Here's the schedule: 4:00-5:00 PM - Archana
5:00-5:45 PM - Talk by Swamiji
5:45-6:15 PM -... more ›
Saturday
Oct
05
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)
4:00 -... more ›
Saturday
Oct
12
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)
4:00 -... more ›
Saturday
Oct
19
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)
4:00 -... more ›
Saturday
Oct
26
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)
4:00 -... more ›
Saturday
Nov
02
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)
4:00 -... more ›
Saturday
Nov
09
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)
4:00 -... 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.