Shivaratri Satsang with Swami Dayamritananda Puri

A photo of Sw. Dayamritananda next to Shivaratri graphics
(Weekly event) Mar 09, 2019 to Feb 19, 2023 (ended)

During Amma's 2016 Shivaratri message, she said, "Shivaratri is a celebration of sacrifice, dispassion and renunciation. Shivaratri teaches us to abandon all other thoughts in contemplation of God, and to realize the ultimate purpose of human life." Join us for a special Shivaratri at MA Center Chicago with Swami Dayamritananda Puri. The program will include a Shivaratri talk, abhishekam, chanting, bhajans, and meditation. Here's the planned schedule:

4:00 - 5:00 pm - Archana (chanting of the divine names)
5:00 - 5:30 pm - Shivaratri satsang talk by Swami Dayamritananda Puri 
5:30 - 7:45 pm - Shiva abhishekam, , bhajans, arati, meditation, prayers, and prasad
7:45 - 9:00 pm - Dinner break (PLEASE RSVP for planning purposes - email Meetali)

9:00 - 10:15 pm - Archana and Mahisasuramardini Stotram
10:15 - 10:30 pm - Chai break
10:30 - 11:45 pm - Bhajans
11:45 - 12:05 am - Mahamrityunjaya mantra chant
12:05 - 12:15 am - Lokaha Samastha chant

For information about on-site accommodations, please email macclodging@macenters.org.

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. MA Center Chicago residents should notify a member of the Covid Preparedness Team to request help obtaining food/other supplies.
  • For those returning after international travel, please test 3-5 days after arriving back in the US. If negative, you may attend MA Center Chicago gatherings. If you have had Covid 90 days prior to arrival, and have no symptoms, quarantining is not necessary.

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

Saturday
Jun
22
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
23
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 ›
Sunday
Jun
23
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Join the MA Center Chicago knitting and crocheting group to help people in need of warm hats, scarves, and more. The group meets from 3PM to 5PM on the second and fourth Sunday of each month in the South Lodge Community Room.  All skill levels are welcome, and if you are unable to attend the... more ›
Saturday
Jun
29
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
29
A Multi-Day Event
Save the date for a seva retreat to prepare MA Center Chicago for Amma's Chicagoland programs. Details to come! Masking is now recommended 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... more ›
Saturday
Jun
29
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
29
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
30
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 ›
Saturday
Jul
06
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 ›
Saturday
Jul
13
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 ›

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
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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