Amma's Birthday Celebration with Swamiji

Sep 27, 2019 7:30am-9:00pm (ended)

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)

Greening Amma's Birthday: Inspired by Amma, MA Center is striving for a zero-waste approach to material resources.  Please bring your own chai mugs and dinner plates and utensils. Lunch will be served on washable plates, with dishwashing seva after lunch in the kitchen tent.

For more information, please contact MA Center Events

Wednesday
Nov
13
7:30pm - 9:00pm
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Saturday
Nov
16
10:00am - 6:00pm
The Satsang evening programs will start up again after Amma's Fall Tour. Seva will continue during the Saturdays. All are invited to come, lend a hand with these projects: -Packing for Amma's Fall programs in Los Angeles
-Ashram property maintenance
-Garden projects
-Helping... more ›
Saturday
Nov
30
10:00am - 6:00pm
The Satsang evening programs will start up again after Amma's Fall Tour. Seva will continue during the Saturdays. All are invited to come, lend a hand with these projects: -Packing for Amma's Fall programs in Los Angeles
-Ashram property maintenance
-Garden projects
-Helping... more ›
Saturday
Dec
07
10:00am - 6:00pm
The Satsang evening programs will start up again after Amma's Fall Tour. Seva will continue during the Saturdays. All are invited to come, lend a hand with these projects: -Packing for Amma's Fall programs in Los Angeles
-Ashram property maintenance
-Garden projects
-Helping... more ›

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

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, 7:00 pm
Sunday: 7:00 pm

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