Maha Shivarathri Program & Homa

Feb 21, 2020 7:30pm to Feb 22, 2020 6:00am (ended)

Maha Shivaratri - The Great Night of Lord Shiva And Homa Ceremony

The great night of Lord Shiva will be celebrated 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. 

The program will include Stories of Lord Shiva, a Puja ceremony to Lord Shiva, chanting, and devotional singing, and will culminate with a Homa, a sacred fire ceremony performed by Brahmacharini Rema Devi, one of Amma’s senior monastic disciples (See below for details).

A simple dinner will be served at 9:00 pm, and there will be breaks for chai. Proceeds benefit Amma's charitable projects.

BART pickup will be available 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:      Stories of Lord Shiva
8:00 PM:      Bhajans
9:00 PM:      Dinner Break & Cultural Programs
10:00 PM:    Shiva Puja, Participatory Abhishekam & Bhajans
11:30 PM:    Sri Rudram Chanting
12:15 AM:    Chai Break, Video, & Group Seva
1:00 AM:      1000 Names of Lord Shiva, 108 Maha Mrityunjaya Mantras
2:00 AM:      Chai Break
2:30 AM:      Bhajans
3:30AM:       Chai Break
4:00 AM:      Homa by Bri. Rema Devi & Bhajans
6:00 AM:      Arati & Closing Prayers

HOMA: 4 - 6 AM February 22

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: Maha Ganapathy, Ganapathy, Tila, Swayamvara, and  Karuga. and Navagraha Homas, as well pujas for all individual planets.

Registration for sankalpa, special intentions, for yourself or a loved one is available here >>

In-person registration will be available on Saturday, February 15 after the evening satsang program, as well as on the night of the Shivaratri program during the snack break from 9 - 10 pm.

For more information email MA Center Events.

Wednesday
Apr
01
6:00pm - 6:30pm
108 Repetitions of the Lokah Chant for World Peace 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 these times." ~Amma, March 23, 2020 ॐ... more ›
Wednesday
Apr
01
7:00pm - 7:30pm
All are welcome to join our virtual celebration of Ram Navami, the Birthday of Lord Rama. Free conference call dial-in number +1 (425) 436-6392, Access code: 510469  We will chant the 108 Names of Lord Rama, followed by a reading. “Sri Rama was the embodiment of dharma. There is a lesson for us to... more ›
Thursday
Apr
02
6:00pm - 6:30pm
108 Repetitions of the Lokah Chant for World Peace 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 these times." ~Amma, March 23, 2020 ॐ... more ›
Friday
Apr
03
9:30am - 11:00am
Sw. Dayamritananda Puri's virtual satsang, live from Amritapuri
Thursday, April 3, 9:30 am PDT/12:30 pm EDT. Go to this link to participate - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf-vDc_E04o&feature=youtu.be
Friday
Apr
03
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Group Chanting and prayer is very powerful. It can change anything." ~Amma Group chanting in unison for World Peace: 108 Names of Amma; 1,000 Names of the Divine Mother (Sri Lalitha Sahasranama); ending with chanting the Lokah prayer 9 times. All are welcome to join. Free conference call: dial-in... more ›
Saturday
Apr
04
7:00pm - 8:00pm
All are welcome to join this Saturday's virtual Satsang.  Free conference call dial-in number +1 (425) 436-6392, Access code: 510469 Schedule: Group Chanting Guru Stotram and 108 Names of Amma
Reading from Awaken Children
108 Repetitions of Lokaha chant for World Peace
Closing... more ›
Sunday
Apr
05
9:30am - 11:00am
Sw. Shubhamritananda Puri's satsang, live from Amritapuri
Sunday, April 5, 9:30 am PDT/12:30 pm EDT Go to this link to participate : youtu.be/2C0NoXqD6bg
Sunday
Apr
05
6:00pm - 6:30pm
108 Repetitions of the Lokah Chant for World Peace 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 these times." ~Amma, March 23, 2020 ॐ... more ›
Monday
Apr
06
6:00pm - 6:30pm
108 Repetitions of the Lokah Chant for World Peace 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 these times." ~Amma, March 23, 2020 ॐ... more ›
Tuesday
Apr
07
6:00pm - 6:30pm
108 Repetitions of the Lokah Chant for World Peace 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 these times." ~Amma, March 23, 2020 ॐ... 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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