Why come to Satsang
Upcoming Local Events
Usually Third Sunday of each month at 2 PM, but check the Upcoming Local Amma Events for time and location.
Why Come to Satsang?
At long last, you found yourself in Amma's lap. But then she travels around the world. You may be wondering how you can retain the unconditional love and inner joy you felt in her presence. Then, "satsang" is next best to being there. Satsang literally means "association with the wise or like-minded people."
One of the best ways to sustain that happiness is to meet with people who also have been with Amma or those that are interested in spirituality. When you hear their stories (and they hear yours), the aliveness of her presence is amplified. Little by little, as with the blind people who touched and described an elephant, you come to know the truth more fully by sharing individual experiences collectively. Satsang allows an easy, consistent way to reflect and practice Amma's teachings.
Satsang groups offer the opportunity to remember, nurture and discover those experiences of Divine Love.
108 names of Amma
Inspirational talk or reading
Ayi Giri Nandini
Om Lokaha? (while arati tray is passed)
Vegetarian potluck meal follows
(Our apologies if there are words you can't pronounce or don't understand in the list above. They all refer to devotional chants and songs. Come and experience them for yourself!)
Satsang Photo Gallery
Satsang's are conducted at Madhu and Sajan's residence unless otherwise stated
Directions to Madhu and Sajan's home
2 Willowbrook Ct. Madison, WI 53719-6200 (608 848-5033)
Verona Road to Hwy PD (McKee Road)
Right onto Hwy PD
Left at first light onto Nesbitt Road
Continue straight through the 4-way stop at Maple Grove Road, onto Cross Country Road
First right -- a very short block -- onto Ambleside
Corner of Willowbrook Court
Please park on Ambleside or in our host's driveway,
so as to avoid over-parking the Willowbrook cul de sac.
It is through selfless sharing that the flower of life becomes fragrant.
Grace Church Seva
Grace Episcopal Church
116 W Washington Ave, Madison, WI
Third Monday of every other month, 6:30 PM
As a part of Mother's Kitchen activities, we have been serving DINNER on the third Monday of every other month to guests at the homeless shelter at Grace Episcopal Church in Madison, WI since September 2007.
The number of guests varies from about 60 in the summer to about 120 in the winter. Funds for this seva come entirely from the members of Amma's Madison Satsang. Several members also contribute their time by buying groceries and preparing the meals at the shelter, and find this to be a deeply fulfilling seva. You are welcome to participate in the seva!
If you wish to participate, please email us.
Usually First Sunday of each month at 11 AM, but check the Upcoming local Amma Events for time and location.
"Bhajan is a spiritual discipline aimed at concentrating the mind on one's Beloved Deity. Through that one-pointedness, one can merge in the Divine Being and experience the Bliss of one's True Self."
Members of the Satsang gather to practice singing Amma's bhajans (devotional songs) in preparation for the monthly satsang. The bhajans we practice are simple to learn and sing -- all skill levels are welcome. Words are provided, and music is by CD or by one of the harmonium players in our group. We would love to have a tabla player!
** April 21 2013, 2 pm (Sunday) - Chanting of Lalitha Sahasranama (1000 Names of the Goddess). You are welcome to join this practice whether or not you stay for the meeting that follows. You are also welcome to attend even if you are not familiar with the practice. It provides a wonderful atmosphere in which to meditate. We have a few spare chanting books in various languages (English, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Kannada) if you want to join.
"This worship will bring prosperity to the home and peace to the world. It will be an atonement for sins committed. One will gain strength, longevity and good health. Every nerve in our body will be vitalized by the Thousand Names of Sri Lalitha. The atmosphere will be purified. Mother is making a resolve that the effects of undesirable planetary conjunctions, evil forces and other negative energies will be counteracted by the worship." -- Amma