Maha Shivarathri with Swamiji and Homa by Bri. Rema Devi

Feb 13, 2018 7:30pm to Feb 14, 2018 6:00am (ended)

Maha Shivaratri - The Great Night of Lord Shiva And Homa

We will be celebrating the great night of Lord Shiva with a traditional all-night program. Spiritual practices done on this night are considered to be especially beneficial. Staying awake is symbolic of the awareness and oneness of purpose that a spiritual aspirant needs to reach the goal.

BART pickup will be available that night at 7 PM from Castro Valley Station. Please RSVP by leaving a message on the BART pickup extension: 510-537-9417 x 447

SCHEDULE:

7:30 pm:    Short Talk on Shivarathri
8:00 pm:    Shiva Puja by Dayamrita Swami & Bhajans  
9:30 pm:     Snack Break & Prasad
10:15 pm:   Shri Rudram Chanting
11:00 pm:   Bhajans  
12:00 am:   Chai Break
12:15 am:   Amma Video & Group Seva
1:15  am:    1000 names of Lord Shiva, 108 Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
2:15  am:    Chai Break
2:30 am:     Bhajans
3:30 am:     Chai Break
4:00 am - 6:00am:  Homa by Bri. Rema Devi, Bhajans and Arati

HOMA - 4am- 6am FEBRUARY 14TH

A special Homa will be performed by Bri.Rema Devi at the end of the Maha Shivaratri ceremonies.

*No registration is required to attend the homa.

The homa will include the Tila homa for departed ancestors, Maha Ganapathy, Ganapathy, Navagraha, Individual planets, Swayamvara Karuga, Tila
Registrations for personal intent for any of the above can be done at the ashram on Saturdays and on the night of the Shivaratri program during dinner break. 

For more information email MA Center Events.

Saturday
Apr
28
A Multi-Day Event
Drop in and help as Amma’s Summer program approaches. There are plenty of opportunities to be of service​. Whatever your skills and abilities are, there is a seva for you​.
Lunch and chai are provided on Saturdays and snacks are provided on Sundays. Castro Valley BART pick up at 10 am.... more ›
Tuesday
Jun
05
A Multi-Day Event
Amma will be holding programs at MA Center as part of her North America Tour, from June 5 - June 10, per schedule below. Avail of this opportunity to spend time with one of the most accessible spiritual leaders of our time.  June 5 - All day program starting at 11 am
June 6 & 7 - Two... more ›
Saturday
Jun
23
10:00am - 1:00pm
In honor of International Yoga day, the MA Center  is hosting a FREE summer day camp for adults and children over age 10 to experience the joy of yoga and practice the Amrita Yoga technique. We'll have special activities and modifications to the yoga practice for kids and seniors. Supervised... more ›
Saturday
Jul
07
5:30pm - 7:30pm
SCHEDULE: 10 am - 4:30 pm: Seva (Lunch and chai included)
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Guru stotram, Archana,108 names of Amma
6:00 pm - 6:20 pm: Video of Amma
6:20 pm - 7:30 pm: Bhajans, Arati, Closing prayers and Prasad Castro Valley BART Station pickup at 10am. And 4:30pm for the... more ›
Saturday
Jul
14
5:30pm - 7:30pm
SCHEDULE: 10 am - 4:30 pm: Seva (Lunch and chai included)
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Guru stotram, Archana,108 names of Amma
6:00 pm - 6:20 pm: Video of Amma
6:20 pm - 7:30 pm: Bhajans, Arati, Closing prayers and Prasad Castro Valley BART Station pickup at 10am. And 4:30pm for the... more ›
Saturday
Jul
21
5:30pm - 7:30pm
SCHEDULE: 10 am - 4:30 pm: Seva (Lunch and chai included)
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Guru stotram, Archana,108 names of Amma
6:00 pm - 6:20 pm: Video of Amma
6:20 pm - 7:30 pm: Bhajans, Arati, Closing prayers and Prasad Castro Valley BART Station pickup at 10am. And 4:30pm for the... more ›
Friday
Jul
27
4:30pm - 8:00pm
Guru Purnima is traditionally observed as a day dedicated to the Guru, when devotees and spiritual aspirants honor and worship their guru.
The celebration at MA Center will start with a ritualistic worship, Guru Puja, for our guru, Amma, performed by a devotee. SCHEDULE: 3:00 PM: *Guided IAM... more ›

Our daily spiritual practices at the Main House include: 

Morning Archana

Mondays-Fridays: 5:15am and 7:15am

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

Saturdays-Sundays: 7:15am

  • 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 : 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 pm
Thursday: 7:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 pm
Saturday: Part of the regular Saturday program. If there is no Saturday program, 7:30 pm
Sunday: 7:30 pm

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