Music Open House

Aug 12, 2017 2:00pm-4:00pm (ended)

Join our Music Open House on Saturday, August 12, 2 - 4 pm. 

 

Learn about our upcoming classes that combine the best of East and West - Violin, Tabla, Harmonium, Music Composition, Guitar and Keyboard. 

Don't miss the Indian Food Street - Chai, Chaat and more! Fun for all ages. 

 

More information on Music Open House or email music@amma.org
 

If the bhajan is sung with one‑pointedness, it is beneficial for the singer, the listeners, and Nature as well. Later when the listeners reflect on the songs, they will try to live in accordance with the lessons enunciated therein.” -Amma

Amongst the saints, many were highly proficient musicians. Bhajans, hymns and music were part and parcel of their lives. From Meerabhai to Saint Tukaram to Amma, music was the essence of their lives. Their longing for God, the import of having a human life and their teachings all came through such music. They transformed the ordinary into the divine.

Music is the bridge between the known and the unknown––from the abstract to the real and physical. It is the best medium to engage the mind––in order to take it beyond the known––the mind has to go beyond the known to merge in the unknown. Even if there is structure in music, as Amma points out, if we sing with devotion, forgetting everything, our mind can indeed explore those unreachable realms. To reach such a state the musician needs some proficiency in music like the pitch, rhythm etc. Here we are undertaking a journey to learn the basics of music, so that these fundamental principles can be practiced and at the same time, we can go beyond the constraints of the rules of music.

- Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya

 

 

 
Saturday
Jul
21
10:00am - 7:30pm
SCHEDULE: 10 am - 4:30 pm: Seva (Lunch and chai included)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Guided IAM 35 Meditation, Main House Puja Room
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Guru stotram, Archana,108 names of Amma
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm:  Satsang & Bhajans by Swamiji, Arati, Closing prayers and Prasad Castro... more ›
Friday
Jul
27
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Guru Purnima is traditionally observed as a day dedicated to the Guru, when devotees and spiritual aspirants honor and express gratitude to their guru. The celebration at MA Center will start with ceremonial worship, a Guru Puja for Amma, performed by Swamiji. SCHEDULE: 7:30:
-  Guru Purnima... more ›
Saturday
Aug
04
10:00am - 8:00pm
First full Saturday program after the break for Amma’s Tour. Make a day of it! Join us in any of the activities or just for the evening program. SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm: Seva (Service projects): Visit macenterseva.org to check details.
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Sunday
Aug
05
9:00am - 12:00pm
Location : Amrita Hall Schedule:
Archana, chanting Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam Namavali in unison, followed by peace chanting and Arati. For more details, email MA Center Events.
Sunday
Aug
05
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 ›
Friday
Aug
10
10:00am - 12:00pm
Honoring our Departed Ancestors through Tarpanam on Mahalaya Amavasya "Through this ritual we are showing our respect, our gratitude, towards our departed ancestors. Giving verbal thanks only remains as words and does not get translated into action. By partaking in this ritual, we are performing... more ›
Saturday
Aug
11
10:00am - 8:00pm
Make a day of it! Join us in any of the activities or just for the evening program. SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm: Seva (Service projects): Visit macenterseva.org to check details.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: *Guided IAM-35 Meditation (Main House Puja... more ›
Sunday
Aug
12
9:00am - 12:00pm
The meditation session will start with guided IAM-35® meditation technique after which meditators are free to continue in their personal meditation practice of choice, ie, mantra japa, witness consciousness, meditation on one's chosen ideal, etc. Session will close with prayers for peace.
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Sunday
Aug
12
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Learning is a lifelong pursuit. Get a great start to the upcoming school year 2018-19. Invoke Mother Saraswati's blessings as you embark on your journey for knowledge. This Saraswati Puja hosted by Amrita Bala Kendra is for the kids, and students of all ages who are starting a new academic year.... more ›
Saturday
Aug
18
A Multi-Day Event
At Amma’s 50th birthday celebration, the Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique® was introduced. Today, tens of thousands of practitioners value IAM as one of Amma's greatest gifts. This powerful meditation practice was designed by Amma to reconnect us with our inner Self so that we can experience... 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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