M.A.Center, Washington DC

Monthly Karthika Birth Star Observance

Next event (Monthly): Apr 25, 2020 6:30pm-7:30pm 

A monthly birthday is traditionally observed in India that is based on the moon’s position in addition to the annual birthday observed in the West, which is based on the sun’s position. According to the Indian calendar, Karthika is the nakshatram (star constellation) in which the moon was transiting at the time of Amma’s birth, and so each time the moon returns to this spot in the heavens, approximately every 28 days, it is considered to be Amma’s birthday. This day is dedicated to Amma and is traditionally celebrated by Her children across the globe by doing various spiritual practices.
It is held in Amritapuri as well as most Amma centers around the world on the day of Karthika Star (Amma’s birth star). We observe the auspicious Karthika Day  at M.A. Center DC. Please join us in offering special prayers for world peace on these occasions.

The Karthika day observance would include:

  • Brief Meditation
  • 108 Names of Amma
  • Mahishasura Mardini Stotram
  • Bhajan
  • Prayer for World Peace
  • Arati

 

Saturday
Apr
04
7:00am - 10:00am
On the first Saturday of the month M.A. Center DC volunteers prepare and serve a delicious vegetarian dinner at a shelter for women in Rockville, MD.   Food is prepared at tge volunteer's homes and taken to the shelter as there are no food preparation facilities at the shelter.  Help with cooking... more ›
Saturday
Apr
04
10:00am - 7:00pm
All day Retreat with Br. Dayamrita Chaitantya     Mark your calendar. Details to follow. */   */ */
Saturday
Apr
04
4:30pm - 8:00pm
(sat = betterment/a good cause | sang = gathering) The main gathering at the M.A. Center DC happens every Saturday. We gather to do spiritual practices, or satsang, 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm, followed by a delicious vegetarian meal. The evening consists of meditation, chanting, spiritual talk/discussion... more ›
Wednesday
Apr
08
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Scriptural discussion is led by Br. Ramanand. We are currently discussing the text - Lalita Sahasranama (1000 names of the Divine Mother) The discussion, every Wednesday (7:30 pm to 8:30 pm) after the evening Arati, includes pronunciation, word-by-word meaning, commentary, followed by group... more ›
Saturday
Apr
11
7:30am - 9:30am
M.A. Center volunteers prepare luncheon at the ashram and transport it to Bethesda Cares by 10am. Anyone wishing to participate can either come help with the food preparation, or donate supplies needed for each meal. When: 2nd Saturday of every month Time: 7:30am – 9:30am Where: MA Center, DC... more ›
Saturday
Apr
11
4:30pm - 8:00pm
(sat = betterment/a good cause | sang = gathering) The main gathering at the M.A. Center DC happens every Saturday. We gather to do spiritual practices, or satsang, 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm, followed by a delicious vegetarian meal. The evening consists of meditation, chanting, spiritual talk/discussion... more ›
Wednesday
Apr
15
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Scriptural discussion is led by Br. Ramanand. We are currently discussing the text - Lalita Sahasranama (1000 names of the Divine Mother) The discussion, every Wednesday (7:30 pm to 8:30 pm) after the evening Arati, includes pronunciation, word-by-word meaning, commentary, followed by group... more ›
Saturday
Apr
18
4:30pm - 8:00pm
(sat = betterment/a good cause | sang = gathering) The main gathering at the M.A. Center DC happens every Saturday. We gather to do spiritual practices, or satsang, 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm, followed by a delicious vegetarian meal. The evening consists of meditation, chanting, spiritual talk/discussion... more ›
Sunday
Apr
19
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Volunteers prepare and serve vegetarian dinner on first and third Sunday of every month for approximately 45 people at a shelter run by Volunteers of America at 3525 Moncure Ave off of Colombia Pike in the Bailey’s Crossroads area in Falls Church. If you would like to help out with preparation,... more ›
Wednesday
Apr
22
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Scriptural discussion is led by Br. Ramanand. We are currently discussing the text - Lalita Sahasranama (1000 names of the Divine Mother) The discussion, every Wednesday (7:30 pm to 8:30 pm) after the evening Arati, includes pronunciation, word-by-word meaning, commentary, followed by group... more ›