Earth Day 2024

MA Center Chicago grounds alongside festive graphics
See Updated Schedule!
Apr 27, 2024 10:00am-3:30pm (ended)

MACC will be celebrating Earth Day on April 27, 2024. We've planned a fun-filled day. We'll be planting vegetable seeds in the morning, and in the afternoon, join us for a seed ball making session. Lunch will be provided. Meet at the MACC Green Friends building at 10 am. Bring a water bottle.

The schedule is:
10:00am - meet at Green Friends building for vegetable seed planting. Bring a water bottle

1:00 pm - lunch will be served for seed-planting sevites

2:00pm - 3:30 pm - Seed ball-making session in the Green Friends building

Masking is now optional in group gatherings and spaces at MA Center Chicago. Keeping the health and safety of all who wish to attend uppermost in our minds, please abide by the following COVID guidelines:

If you have any COVID symptoms, test immediately. If you test positive, isolate for 5 days after symptom onset. You can end isolation after 5 days but should wear a high-quality mask for 5 additional days around others. If you have severe symptoms for 5 days, please isolate for an additional 5 days. MA Center Chicago residents should notify a member of the COVID Preparedness Team to request help obtaining food/other supplies.

No testing is required after international travel, unless you present symptoms.

If you have any questions, please email macenterchicago@ammagroups.org.

 

Saturday
Jun
15
10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: South Lodge Community Room at MA Center Chicago Join us Saturday mornings for an open yoga class with simple, gentle Amrita Yoga postures/asanas. No prior experience or training in Amrita Yoga is necessary.  "The purpose of Yoga is for our inner well-being. It does not belong to any... more ›
Saturday
Jun
15
10:30am - 8:30pm
Join us Saturday for a day of community, seva (selfless service), and satsang, starting with seva at 10:30 am (lunch will be provided for all volunteers). Group archana will be held at 6 pm, followed by bhajans, arati, meditation, and dinner.  We are thrilled that Amma will visit MA Center Chicago... more ›
Saturday
Jun
15
2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Amrita Book Club of North America gives participants an opportunity to dive more deeply into Amma’s teachings. The club meets twice a month on the first and third Saturdays from 2 pm to 3 pm via Zoom to explore Amma’s books and books written by Amma's senior disciples. All are welcome to attend... more ›
Saturday
Jun
15
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Amrita Bala Kendra (ABK) passes on Amma’s teachings to children through fun and engaging activities such as stories, bhajans, arts and crafts, celebration of festivals and service projects. ABK focuses on values, multi cultural traditions, and spiritual practices.  ABK is held in-person in the MA... more ›
Saturday
Jun
15
4:00pm - 5:00pm
"A river that flows through many branches will not have a powerful current. If the branches are redirected and the river is redirected to flow only through the main stream, the force of the current will increase greatly. It may even be possible to generate electricity from such a strong current.... more ›
Sunday
Jun
16
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for a group viewing of a Rama television series in the MA Center Chicago satsang hall every Sunday at 2 pm CT (except the first Sunday of every month, which is dedicated to... more ›
Friday
Jun
21
10:30am - 11:30am
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 reconnect with nature and eventually become one with God. - Amma Join us for a yoga session in... more ›
Saturday
Jun
22
10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: South Lodge Community Room at MA Center Chicago Join us Saturday mornings for an open yoga class with simple, gentle Amrita Yoga postures/asanas. No prior experience or training in Amrita Yoga is necessary.  "The purpose of Yoga is for our inner well-being. It does not belong to any... more ›
Saturday
Jun
22
10:30am - 8:30pm
Join us Saturday for a day of community, seva (selfless service), and satsang, starting with seva at 10:30 am (lunch will be provided for all volunteers). Group archana will be held at 6 pm, followed by bhajans, arati, meditation, and dinner.  We are thrilled that Amma will visit MA Center Chicago... more ›
Saturday
Jun
22
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Amrita Bala Kendra (ABK) passes on Amma’s teachings to children through fun and engaging activities such as stories, bhajans, arts and crafts, celebration of festivals and service projects. ABK focuses on values, multi cultural traditions, and spiritual practices.  ABK is held in-person in the MA... more ›

Our daily spiritual practices include:

WHITE FLOWER MEDITATION
Daily* at 6:00 pm

Amma requests everyone to regularly practice this meditation once or twice a day for the benefit of the entire world. Join us every evening (except Satsang days, which are generally every Saturday) for Amma's White Flower Meditation via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85858112151?pwd=SVllVHVZS1BIU050Uy8xRHpqcUZpQT09

Meeting ID: 858 5811 2151

Passcode: 549947
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,85858112151# US (Chicago)
+13092053325,,85858112151# US

The White Flower meditation at 6 pm CT is preceded by a 10-minute silent Ma Om meditation, so please feel free to join the Zoom early (at 5:50 pm CT) to participate.

A photo of the MA Center Chicago altar, including Amma's picture

EVENING BHAJANS
Daily* at 6:30 pm (in-person only)

  • Guru Stotram Chanting
  • Bhajans (devotional singing)
  • Closing prayers and Arati