MA Center Chicago (MACC)

Maha Shivaratri Satsang w/Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya

Maha Shivaratri Satsang w/Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya
Maha Shivaratri Satsang w/Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya
Feb 22, 2020 4:00pm to Feb 23, 2020 12:30am 

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 by Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya
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 or 630-387-5077. For information about on-site accommodations, please email macclodging@macenters.org.

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 ›
Friday
Mar
13
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
Mar
14
3:00pm - 8:00pm
Amma says, "Holi signifies boundless happiness. As we enjoy such sacred festivities, we should remember that, in reality, they are meant to remind us of the inner bliss and oneness that are our inherent nature and are the very essence of life. When everyone’s bodies and faces are smeared with... more ›
Friday
Mar
20
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
Mar
21
9:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday Satsang & More at MA Center Chicago Join us for a day of devotion and community at MA Center Chicago. In addition to satsang, we have weekly events every Saturday before satsang, typically starting with archana class at 9:30 am in the satsang hall. For more details about our Saturday... 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 ›
Friday
Apr
03
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
Apr
04
4:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us for a day of devotion and community at MA Center Chicago, followed by a special Rama Navami satsang w/Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya. In addition to satsang, we have weekly events every Saturday before satsang, typically starting with archana class at 9:30 am in the satsang hall. For more... more ›
Saturday
Apr
11
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.