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November 2021

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Violence creates deep wounds in society’s mind, which later manifests as stronger violence and conflict

MA CENTRE FUNDRAISING

Amrita Hall 

211 Fair Acres, Bromley, BR2 9YG

CHRISTINE CATELAN IN CONCERT

Saturday 30th October 2021

Join us for a memorable evening of songs selected from popular musicals along with classical and operatic arias by Christine (Xine) Catelan.  Her repertoire ranges from Classical music to Jazz, Bossa Nova, French chansons, Contemporary and Experimental music all of which nourish and build her art.

Time:: 6pm-7pm

Tickets: £15 

Box Office: Tickets online at this link

FAIR ACRES CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

BOOK A TABLE SPACE

Saturday 6th November 2021 10am-2pm

Fair Acres Association will be conducting a Christmas Bazaar at the Amrita Hall. Book a table space if you would like to setup a stall. Visit us at our coffee shop and Amrita Organics stall.


Tickets: £15 / table space

Book a space at this link

WHAT'S ON

TREE PLANTING AND COMMUNITY DAY

Saturday 27th November

Greenfriends UK will be taking part in a tree-planting effort at The Young People’s Forest at Mead in Derbyshire. This is organised by the Woodland Trust. As part of the #iwill campaign to promote youth social action we are creating a new Young People’s Forest planting over 250,000 trees. Children and young people will help shape the future of this amazing place, creating a forest for themselves and their community.

LOCATION:  Young People's Wood,  Mead, near Heanor, Derbyshire

Google Maps Link

For more details click here.

  MA CENTRE UK SATSANG

Saturday 30th October 3-5pm

Saturday 27th November 3-5pm

You are warmly invited to join the monthly MA Centre UK Satsang which will include the following:

  • Chanting of the Divine names
  • Passage reading from Amma's books
  • Bhajans

  • Silent meditation
  • Arati

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If you would like to contribute to the Amma UK blog, either about Amma or about activities at the MA Centre UK, please send your articles to newsletter@macentre.org.uk.

Ganapathy Homa-An Introduction - by Dr Vakees

For those new to Hinduism, I’d like to explain a little about the popular elephant-headed God. Known as Ganapathy, Ganesh or Ganesha, his appearance is symbolic, with deep spiritual significance. The highest philosophy in Hinduism states that The Creation and The Creator are not two, but one — meaning there is ultimate oneness in the apparent diversity of creation.....

To read more, click here.

Experiencing the Ganapathy Homa - by Helen

I am so happy that I made the decision to attend this auspicious Homa in person. Obstacles had arisen — doubts about Covid safety and an inertia that had developed from infrequent travelling. Finally accepting the invitation set into motion a magical interlude so different from the problems, challenges and stops and starts that were going on in the world, both in general and in my own mental world....

To read more, click here.

Ganapathy Homa - by an Amma volunteer

The Ganapati Homa was performed outdoors in tantric style, which is often the style used in South India. A marquee was assembled with chairs arranged in front for everyone to participate. With mudras and mantras chanted mentally and with focused attention by Yamunaji, the atmosphere felt pure and meditative. Bhajans played throughout. The silence and depth of feeling made the connection to our beloved Amma tangible....

To read more, click here.

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MATRUVANI



For the October issue please use this link

ONLINE SATSANGS

Thursday Satsang: 6:30-7:30pm

  • 108 Names of Amma
  • Bhajans sung by Amma
  • Passage from Amma's books
  • Amma's satsang
  • Meditation
  • Arati

Sunday Satsang: 8.30-10am 

  • 108 Names of Amma
  • Lalitha Sahasranama
  • Mahishasuramardini Stotram
  • Passage from Amma's books
  • Arati
  • 10-10.30 online chat

Details for all these Zoom meetings: Zoom
Meeting ID: 642 298 098
Password: 567123

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