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Journey to Om: Music Retreat

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MA Center Journey to Om: Music Retreat

Journey to Om Music Retreat: Play. Bhajans. Learn the art of devotional music from India.

Surround yourself in music,...and play!

Did you know if you learn just 3 Taals (Rhythms) you can use them to play over 120 Bhajans, or that 3 Ragas (Scales) are used in over 20 Bhajans?

The purpose of this year’s music retreat is enhance your own bhajan sadhana, and learn ways to share your knowledge with your family, friends and home satsangs.

No experience necessary. Beginners are encouraged!

Teaching Highlights:
Learn 3 Rhythms Used in Many Bhajans
Learn 3 Melodic Scales used in Many Bhajans
Have a Hands on Experience Trying Tabla Beats
Enjoy a Hands on Workshops in Basic & Advanced Kaimini Beats
Practice Playing Bhajans with a Group on Your Instrument
Practice Singing Chorus as One Voice
Local Satsangs are encouraged to come as a group!

Enjoy a tasty and sumptuous 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.
A general outline of the retreat offerings:
Group sessions on various topics related to music for both beginner and advanced
Workshops on rhythm, melody, and improvisation
Afternoon panels with musicians and a question and answer session.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at [email protected]

Retreat Costs
Retreat Ticket: Early Bird Special - $95.00 (by February 7, 2020 11:59PM PST)
Full Price Retreat Ticket: $120 (after February 7, 2020)

What's the refund policy?
You must cancel by 9:30AM on Friday January 7th, 2018 to receive a full refund. No refunds will be accepted after that.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes. This retreat is generally for ages 18 & up. If there are any participants under the age of 18 who would like to attend, please send a direct email to the organizers to discuss options.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is plentiful free parking onsite. The closest BART station is Castro Valley BART Station and from there you can UBER or LYFT.

What should I bring into the event?
Bring your singing voice, musical instrument and an open heart and mind.
There is a gift shop and 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.
Participants are responsible to arrange for their own accommodation.

MA Center sleeping Accommodations
If you would like to stay overnight at the MA Center during the duration of this event, we have private
rooms, shared rooms, and dorms available. If you are interested, please email [email protected]

  • Venue: MA Center
  • Date: Sat February 15, 2020 9:30am
  • City: Castro Valley, CA 94552
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Price Range: Retreat Costs Retreat Ticket: Early Bird Special - $95.00 (by February 7, 2020 11:59PM PST) Full Price Retreat Ticket: $120 (after February 7, 2020)
  • Tickets: 510-537-9417

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