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Community Welcome at MA Center Chicago in Far West Suburb of Elburn

An aerial view of the MA Center Chicago

Photo courtesy MA Center Chicago

All are welcome to visit MA Center Chicago and attend a variety of year-round events and classes. Weekly Saturday evening satsang gatherings include devotional music, chanting and dinner, starting with group archana at 5 p.m., followed by bhajans, arati and meditation. The center will celebrate Krishna Jayanthi (Krishna’s birthday) on August 20 (see the website for details).

Since its inception in 2012, MA Center Chicago has provided a welcoming community for spiritual seekers to enjoy retreats, volunteer activities, classes, chanting, devotional singing, and meditation amidst the natural beauty of its 142-acre campus. Named after international humanitarian and spiritual teacher Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma), activities are inspired by her holistic vision of unity and selflessness, and the community strives to put her teachings into action. The center is cultivating a food forest based on permaculture principles and is involved with organic farming, composting, herb and tincture production. Meditation and other programs designed to support spiritual development are offered on most weekends.

Elburn is 46 miles west of the Chicago Loop with frequent commuter rail service from its Metra station at the end of the Union Pacific West Line. For more information, a full list of community events and the latest COVID-19 protocols, visit or email [email protected].