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 (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 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.

Thursday
Aug
13
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
Aug
13
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
Aug
14
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
Aug
14
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
Aug
14
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, Aug. 7: https://youtu.... more ›
Saturday
Aug
15
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
Aug
15
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
Aug
15
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
Aug
16
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 ›
Sunday
Aug
16
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 ›

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.