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Amma Sri Karunamayi in Chicago, IL

Amma Sri Karunamayi visits Chicago, IL - 2018

 

 

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We are very pleased to announce that Amma Sri Karunamayi will be holding her Spiritual programs this year in the Chicago area at the Unity Church In Chicago and Sri Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) Temple, July 6–8, 2018.

 

Contact Information
If you have any questions about the Chicago programs please contact the city co-ordinator Edyta Ponikiewski – (312) 451-7016 or Alicja Burek – (773) 616-3107 or email at Chicago@Karunamayi.org.

 

Individual Blessings/Saraswati Diksha(Free Public Program)
Friday, July 6, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Individual Blessings are offered on a first come, first served basis. Please be prepared to relax for some time in the charged atmosphere of the hall. Due to the large number of people attending this program, individuals arriving after 2:30 pm are not guaranteed an Individual Blessing with Amma.

Saraswati Mantra Diksha is available for students, ages 4-24. Those who wish to receive Diksha should come fully bathed or showered (with head and hair washed) and dressed in modest, white attire. Saraswati Diksha is offered periodically throughout the day, as groups of students coalesce.

While Individual Blessings are free, there is a nominal suggested donation for Saraswati Mantra Diksha.

For more information on individual blessings please see our Guide to Individual Blessings

Location
Unity Church In Chicago
1925 W Thome Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60660


One Day Meditation Retreat – (Half-Day option is also offered)
Saturday, July 7, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

We cordially invite you to join Amma for a one-day silent meditation retreat in Chicago, IL. All meditators, from beginners to those with an established practice, will benefit from the special retreat atmosphere. Participants will be spiritually nourished by Amma’s serene presence, silent meditations, discourses and spiritual chanting.

Based on the success of last year’s tour retreats, Amma has graciously offered to continue having one-day retreats as part of her 2018 Tour. They are being offered so that more people can take advantage of this precious time with Amma in a retreat setting without disrupting their busy schedules. The retreats will provide an invaluable opportunity for devotees to deepen their meditation practice and to listen to the inspirational wisdom of Amma’s divine discourses.

Amma has specially designed her one-day meditation retreats so that all who attend will derive the most benefit. For this purpose, participants are requested to maintain silence throughout the retreat.

You will receive a confirmation letter with more information, including guidelines on what to bring to the retreat, after your registration form has been processed. Refunds will be given through June 29 only (with $15 cancellation fee). No refunds after this date.

Additional Details:

  • Full-day or half-day registration is available
  • Participants are also requested to wear modest, white attire to the retreat
  • The morning session concludes after lunch. The afternoon session begins with lunch
  • Light breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided for half- and full-day attendees
  • Accommodations are not included for one-day retreats
  • Children under 17 years of age need special permission to attend the retreat
  • Amma does not grant personal interviews during meditation retreats

For more information on the mediation retreat please see our Guide to Meditation Retreats

Location
Unity Church In Chicago
1925 W Thome Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60660


Homa Sacred Fire Ceremony(Free Public Program)
Sunday, July 8, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Homa is the most ancient and sacred ceremony in the Vedic tradition of Sanatana Dharma. It is a fire in which forms of the Divine are invoked through the power of mantra and profound spiritual intention. Special offerings are cast into the fire while Sanskrit mantras are chanted, and the combined energy of the fire, offerings, and mantras generates powerful spiritual vibrations that bless and purify everyone present, spreading peace and healing through the world.

Things to know and bring

  • Please wear clean, modest attire that covers the knees and shoulders.
  • Bring a pillow or blanket if you plan on sitting on the ground. Chairs are also provided.
  • Please turn all beepers and cell phones off or to blink/vibrate mode so that others are not disturbed.
  • Please do not take photos without special permission beforehand. Video and audio-taping are not permitted.

For more information on the homa sarcred fire ceremony please see our Guide to Sacred Fire Ceremonies

Location
Sri Venkateswara Swami – (Balaji) Temple
1145 Sullivan Rd
Aurora, IL 60506

If you have any questions please contact the Chicago City co-ordinator at: Chicago@Karunamayi.org.

We look forward to a blissful time with Amma basking in her radiant love, taking in her blessings, bhajans and absorbing her Divine grace and wisdom!

For more information on Amma’s 2018 US Tour please visit:
www.karunamayi.org/world-tour/north-america.

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

 

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