Saturday at MA Center - Onam Celebration and Amrita Yoga Class with Bri. Rema Devi

Sep 14, 2019 10:00am-8:00pm (ended)

This Saturday program will include special celebration for Onam the harvest festival of Kerala, Amma’s home state in India. Festivities include creating the Pookalam. Pookalam is a fresh flower carpet traditionally made on the porch of every home, during this festival time. Many hands are needed to create this huge beautiful welcome design at the entrance to Amrita Hall.

We will also have a visit from Maveli, the king in whose honor Onam festival was started, followed by bhajans (ending with a special Kerala folk song), and a traditional Kerala dinner.
Come and join in for as much of the day as you wish!

Schedule

10:00 am – 4:30 pm: Seva (Service projects)
1:00 pm: Pookalam creation – all hands welcome
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: *Guided IAM-35 Meditation Technique (Main House Puja Room)
4:30 pm: Archana: Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam, 1,000 Names of the Divine Mother     
5:30 pm: 108 names, Amrita TV video
6:00 pm - 7:45pm: Talk & Cultural programs for Onam, followed by Bhajans & Arati
7:45 pm: Onam Sadhya - Traditional Kerala dinner

Amrita Yoga Class: 

Special 90 minute class with Bri. Rema Devi.
9 - 10:30 am, Creekside building (upstairs room).
An  "open class" with simple, gentle Amrita Yoga postures/asanas. No prior yoga experience or Amrita Yoga training necessary.
“The purpose of Yoga is for our inner well-being. It does not belong to any particular faith or religion. It was passed on to us by the ancient seers for the well-being of humanity. Yoga helps us to reconnect with nature and eventually become one with God.” – Amma
The cost for the class is $10 payable by cash or check (made out to MA Center) at the door. We request you to be there 15 minutes before the start of the class so that we can register you and get settled in before the class begins.

Read more about AmritaYoga.

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

Note:
- No Bake Sale.
- Guided IAM-35 Meditation: Only for those who have already taken the complete 8-hour IAM-35 course.
- Prayer list is read at the end of every program – send names to prayers@amma.org

For more information please email MA Center Events

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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

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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