Play. Bhajans. Learn the art of devotional music from India.

Play. Bhajans. Learn the art of devotional music from India. in Castro Valley on Saturday, February 15, 2020
Play. Bhajans. Learn the art of devotional music from India. in Castro Valley on Saturday, February 15, 2020
Saturday, February 15, 2020 -- Sunday, February 16, 2020, 0900 - 1700
'Play' - the notion of play to immerse and meditate on yourself through the expression of music returning to the divine Om.

Please join us in exploring how to play the traditional devotional music of India.

Guided Sound Meditation and Journey to Om Talk by Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya
3 Taals (Rhythms) Used in Over 25 Bhajans
3 Ragas (Melodic Scales) Used in Over 20 Bhajans
Hands on Experience Trying Tabla Beats
Hands on Workshops in Basic and Advanced Kaimini Beats
Hands on Workshops in Ragas on Your Preferred Instrument
Exploring Melody (Raga) and Chords Through Immersive Bhajan Play

Tentative Program Flow - DAY 1: Saturday Feb 15
Devi and Ganesha Invocation
Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya: Journey to Om Talk
Play Workshop: Melody and Raga
Singing Carnatic Music with Smt. Jaya Vidyasagar
Drum and Rhythm Circle
Play Workshop: Rhythm and Taal on the Tabla
Lokah Samastah Project

Tentative Program Flow - DAY 2: Sunday Feb 16
Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya: Sadhana and Music Satsang
Special Guest: Smt. Jaya Vidyasagar
Play Workshop: Raag and Melody on Instrument of Your Choice
Play Workshop: Taal with the Kaimini
Play: Musical Chant
Closing Meditation and Prayers

Enjoy a tasty vegetarian lunch both days. On Saturday, a delicious vegetarian dinner will be served. Light refreshments, coffee, and tea will be offered throughout the days. Vegan and gluten-free options will be available.

Early Bird Pricing (before February 7th): $95
After February 7th: $120

This retreat is for ages 18 and up.

What should I bring into the event?
Bring your singing voice, musical instrument, an amplifier for electric instruments, and an open heart and mind.
There is a gift shop with books, instruments, and clothing, as well as a farm stand with fresh and dried fruits from the MA Center's orchards.

Do I need to know how to play or sing?
We welcome singers and musicians of all levels. Absolutely no experience is needed.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at


Sunday and Saturday (Early Bird Purchase Before February 7th): USD 95.00,
Sunday and Saturday (Regular Pricing after February 7th): USD 120.00,
Saturday Only: USD 60.00,
Sunday Only: USD 60.00

Artists / Speakers: Jaya Vidyasagar
Starting Price Per Person
$ 60.00 USD
Other Information
MA Center
10200 Crow Canyon Road
Castro Valley California 94552
United States
( Multi-Purpose Events Venue )

Event Organizer Contact
MA Music

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