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

Tuesday
Aug
04
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Swami Dayamritananda Puri will discuss the Srimad Bhagavatam scripture by Bhagwan Vyasa, the compiler of the Vedas  The format for the class will be spiritual discourse and question & answer, followed by one or two bhajans and ending with a short meditation and Arati YouTube link: ... more ›
Tuesday
Aug
04
7:00pm - 7:30pm
108 Repetitions of the Lokah Chant for World Peace, and Amma's White Flower Meditation Free conference call: dial-in number  +1 (425) 436-6392, Access code: 510469   "Each day sit in your room for some time and chant the mantra Om Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu. That is a good practice during... more ›
Wednesday
Aug
05
6:00pm - 7:30pm
108 Names of Amma; 1,000 Names of the Divine Mother (Sri Lalitha Sahasranama); 108 Repetitions of the Lokah Chant for World Peace, and Amma's White Flower Meditation.  Free conference call: dial-in number  +1 (425) 436-6392, Access code: 510469    "Each day sit in your room for some time and chant... more ›
Thursday
Aug
06
6:00pm - 7:30pm
108 Names of Amma; 1,000 Names of the Divine Mother (Sri Lalitha Sahasranama); 108 Repetitions of the Lokah Chant for World Peace, and Amma's White Flower Meditation.  Free conference call: dial-in number  +1 (425) 436-6392, Access code: 510469    "Each day sit in your room for some time and chant... more ›
Friday
Aug
07
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Schedule was changed to accommodate participants who are attending the  Online Amrita Silent Retreat. The program will begin at 8:00 pm with a 15 minute silent meditation with music, and chanting will begin at 8:15 pm... more ›
Saturday
Aug
08
8:30am - 9:30am
IAM-35 Virtual Group Practice via Zoom
Led by approved, local IAM instructors for those who have previously taken the full, IAM-35 meditation course. Sessions will start at 8:30 am or 10 minutes after the end of Amma’s live broadcast. Register by sending... more ›
Saturday
Aug
08
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Devi will always protect those who chant the Lalita Sahasranama with devotion every day. ~Amma Chanting the 1,000 Names of the Divine Mother, Sri Lalitha Sahasranama, in unison to a recording by one of Amma’s Disciples. All are welcome to join. The Saturday satsang program will follow at 7:00 pm at... more ›
Saturday
Aug
08
7:00pm - 8:30pm
All are welcome to join this Saturday's virtual Satsang. To join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/99310179965. Meeting ID: 993 1017 9965. Or call-in via phone (audio only): +1 669-900-6833.  *Please note* that on Saturdays when there is a live broadcast of... more ›
Sunday
Aug
09
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Learning is a lifelong pursuit. Get a great start to the upcoming school year. Invoke Mother Saraswati's blessings as you embark on your journey for knowledge throughout the year! This Saraswati Puja, hosted by Amrita Bala Kendra, is for children and students of all ages who are starting a new... more ›
Sunday
Aug
09
6:00pm - 7:30pm
108 Names of Amma; 1,000 Names of the Divine Mother (Sri Lalitha Sahasranama); 108 Repetitions of the Lokah Chant for World Peace, and Amma's White Flower Meditation.  Free conference call: dial-in number  +1 (425) 436-6392, Access code: 510469    "Each day sit in your room for some time and chant... more ›

The Daily Programs are canceled at this time.

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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