Saturday at MA Center - Craft Guild Workshop, IAM 20 Class & Refresher, Amrita Bala Kendra Class and Bharatanatyam Dance Class

Mar 23, 2019 10:00am-8:00pm (ended)

Make a day of it! Join us in any of the activities or just for the evening program.


10:00 am - 4:30 pm: Seva (Service projects)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: *Guided IAM-35 Meditation (Main House Puja Room)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: *Group Vedic Chanting (Amrita Hall)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Group chanting 1000 Names of the Divine Mother
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Break for chai & snack (Bake sale, proceeds benefit Amma’s charities)    
6:00 pm - 8:00pm:  Talk by a devotee or Video of Amma, Bhajans, Arati and Closing Prayers
8:00 pm: Vegetarian dinner (benefits Amma's charitable projects)

IAM®-20 Class & Refresher:

2:00pm - 4:00pm
No registration required.

Craft Guild Workshop:

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Creekside
The Craft guild offers workshops for knitting, sewing, crocheting and upcycling.
For more info. contact

Amrita Bala Kendra Class:

Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Creekside
Read more about Amrita Bala Kendra program here >>

Castro Valley BART Station Pickups: 10:00 am and 4:00 pm - Please RSVP on the BART pickup extension: 510-537-9417 x 447


For more info, contact


Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Creekside
The dance class is one of the ongoing fundraiser programs for MA Center. The students will learn hand gestures and basic steps of the ancient South Indian classical dance form, Bharatanatyam. Learn more and register at

-  Bring your own plates and cups for dinner to support Amma’s Zero Waste project and get a $3 discount. Dinner with disposable dishes $10. $7 if you Bring Your Own Plates/Cups.
- *Guided IAM-35 Meditation: Only for those who have already taken the complete 8-hour IAM-35 course.
- *Vedic Chanting: Chanting the Pancha Suktams, Mantra Pushpam and Sri Rudram in unison to recordings as a way to practice and learn. Please bring your own books.
- Bake Sale benefitting Amma’s charities opens at 5:30 pm.
- Prayer list is read at the end of every program – send names to

Email MA Center for more information.

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​.
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A Multi-Day Event
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9:00am - 1:00pm
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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

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 : 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, 7:30 pm
Sunday: 7:00 pm