Amma's Birthday Celebration with Swamiji

Sep 27, 2019 7:30am-9:00pm 

Everyone is invited to Amma’s Birthday Celebration, on Friday, September 27, from 7:30 am to 9 pm at the MA Center in Amrita Hall and the surrounding grounds. 

This event filled exceptional day will begin with Pada Puja (Special ceremony for the Guru) and Bhajans (devotional songs) to be concluded with dinner under the stars, a Birthday Cake for dessert and more Bhajans.

Schedule:

7:30am - 8:45am: Archana and Silent Meditation/Introspection
8:30am: Amma's Pantry Bag Exchange
9:00am - 11:00am: Pada Puja and Bhajans with Swamiji
11:00am - 11:30am: Chai and Snacks
11:45am - 12:45pm: Gentle Amrita Yoga with Bri. Rema Devi; "Get Growing" Class in the new "Lotus" veggie garden.
1:00pm-2:00pm: Prasad Lunch
2:00pm-3:00pm: Upcoming MA Center Project Announcements; Re-broadcast of Amma's LIVE Pada Puja; Birthday Card making begins on the balcony
3:00pm-4:30pm: Bhajan Class (temple), Zero Waste Presentation (Snack Tent); IAM-20 Class and Refresher(Creekside)
4:30pm-5:00pm: Chai and Snacks
5:00pm-6:00pm: Live Archana Chanting
6:00pm-8:15pm: Satsang (spiritual talk) and Bhajans with Swamiji followed by Arathi
8:15pm: Dinner and Birthday Cake under the stars
8:30pm: Porch Bhajans and Closing Prayers with Swamiji

Castro Valley BART Station Pickups: 8:30 am, 5:30 pm - Please RSVP on the BART pickup extension: 510-537-9417 x 447

Ongoing throughout the day:
- Amma's Pantry(back of hall - 8:30am to end)
- Group Archana Chanting(onstage 12:00pm to 5:00pm)
- Zero Waste Information Table(outside temple - all day)
- Birthday Card Making for Amma(balcony 2:00pm to 7:00pm)
- Special Seva Projects(various locations in and around temple - 2:00pm to 5:00pm)
- Kids Bounce Castle(outside temple - opens at 4:00pm)

For more information, please contact MA Center Events

Sunday
Sep
15
9:00am - 12:00pm
Location : Amrita Hall
Individual un-guided meditation practice, ending with chanting the Lokah peace prayer 108 times for World Peace. All are welcome.
For more info., email MA Center Events
Tuesday
Sep
17
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday Class with Swamiji Location : Ron's House, 10312 Crow Canyon Road, Castro Valley, CA Topic: Srimad Bhagavatam  Format includes, spiritual discourse, discussion with audience, one or two bhajans, ending with a short meditation, arati and prasad distribution. This is an unique opportunity to... more ›
Wednesday
Sep
18
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Class with Swamiji in South Bay Subject : Awaken Children 3 Location :
California/Whisman Station Clubhouse
381 Pacific Drive,
Mountain View, CA 94043 Please RSVP here... more ›
Thursday
Sep
19
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Puja performed in the Main House, Puja Room A monthly birthday is traditionally observed in India based on the moon's position at the time of birth. The moon returns to this spot in the heavens, approximately every 28 days. Karthika is the Nakshatra - star constellation- in which the moon was... more ›
Saturday
Sep
21
10:00am - 8:30pm
Make a day of it! Join us in any of the activities or just for the evening program. MA Center is honoring this annual International Day of Peace by chanting continuous Archana, 1,000 Names of the Divine Mother, in the Main House Puja Room from 5:... more ›
Tuesday
Sep
24
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday Class with Swamiji Location : Ron's House, 10312 Crow Canyon Road, Castro Valley, CA Topic: Srimad Bhagavatam  Format includes, spiritual discourse, discussion with audience, one or two bhajans, ending with a short meditation, arati and prasad distribution. This is an unique opportunity to... more ›
Wednesday
Sep
25
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Class with Swamiji in South Bay Subject : Awaken Children 3 Location :
California/Whisman Station Clubhouse
381 Pacific Drive,
Mountain View, CA 94043 Please RSVP here... more ›
Thursday
Sep
26
9:00pm - 11:00pm
Possible Live webcast of Amma's birthday celebration in Amritapuri. Please check our facebook page on that day for exact timing and other details.
Saturday
Sep
28
9:00am - 12:00pm
Homa for Departed Souls on Mahalaya Amavasya by Bri. Rema Devi Location : Creekside Pujas performed on the day of Mahalaya Amavasya, also called Sarva Pitra Moksha Amavasya, will benefit and appease deceased family members and ancestors, regardless of when they passed away. On this day, the MA... more ›
Saturday
Sep
28
5:30pm - 8:30pm
No Saturday program on this day.

Our daily spiritual practices at the Main House include: 

Morning Archana

Mondays-Fridays: 5 AM

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

Saturdays-Sundays: 5 AM & 6 AM

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

To attend morning programs, please call RSVP at 510-537-9417 the evening before.

Evening Bhajans

  • Guru Stotram Chanting
  • Bhajans, Devotional singing
  • Closing prayers and Arati

Monday : 7:45 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 pm
Saturday: Part of the regular Saturday program. If there is no Saturday program, 7:30 pm
Sunday: 7:00 pm

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