MA Center San Ramon

Saturdays at MA Center

On Saturdays the MA Center community comes together for service projects around the property and to connect informally with old and new friends. Saturday evenings are dedicated to the Satsang program, an opportunity for spiritual reflection and a great way to stay connected to Amma throughout the year.

'Satsang' is a Sanskrit word that means a spiritual discourse or sacred gathering. It is a gathering of people seeking to deepen their spirituality, through spiritual practices like chanting, meditation, devotional singing or listening to spiritual talks based on the teachings of an enlightened spiritual master. 

Typical Saturday Satsang program schedule:

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Group chanting (108 Names of Amma)

  • Satsang talk (spiritual discourse) either by a senior disciple of Amma or someone from the community

  • Bhajans (devotional songs) ending with Arati

  • Prasad distribution

  • Dinner (to be pre-ordered from our Food From Home meal service)

Prayer ListA  prayer list is shown every Saturday as part of the evening Satsang program before Arati, for the community to come together in silent prayer for friends, family and loved ones that are undergoing hardship, illness or just need a special thought. You can submit names of people to be added to the prayer list by 7:00 PM on Fridays at: Prayerrequest >

Please see the Events Listings page for Saturday programs or special events on festival days.

Volunteering with us: If you would like to volunteer with us, contact

Amrita Bala KendraAmrita Bala Kendra is a spiritual and cultural program for children ages 4-14 years old. The classes focus on values education, traditions and spiritual practices. Contact for more information. 

Food From Home

For snacks or dinner you have the option to order from our Food From Home meal service, that you can pick up after the program. Food From Home offers deliveries as well as pick up options. See more details, menu for the week, and order at Food From Home >

The Amma Shop

Best known as an online store, The Amma Shop has its headquarters and home store at the MA Center San Ramon . On Saturday nights, people can browse a wide range of items from books and music to Ayurvedic products, clothes, prayer shawls, incense and jewelry. The shop, run entirely by volunteers, is open during the evening program. Proceeds from sales support Embracing the World, Amma’s charitable projects.

The GreenFriends Farm Shop

In 2007, Amma asked that a 1000 fruit trees be planted at MA Center San Ramon and thus, GreenFriends Farm was born!  A vegetable garden was added in 2019. For more information, visit GreenFriends Farm.
Order fresh organic fruit from the GreenFriends Farm Store for pick up on Saturday evening after the Satsang program or purchase the latest seasonal harvest at the Farm Stand on Saturday evenings. Visit the online GreenFriends Farm store >

Getting Here

See our Local Guide for driving directions as well as accommodation options if you’re coming from outside the local Bay Area at Local Guides >