Experience the

Divine Mother’s Blessings

Amma Sri Karunamayi

February 27 - March 2, 2014

San Francisco Bay Area

“I have not come to you as a Guru ---
 I have come to you as your own Mother.”

  Revered by many as the embodiment of wisdom, peace and unconditional love, Amma Sri Karunamayi will be giving discourses on the fundamental truths that support all faiths as part of her twentieth World Tour in 2014. All are invited to hear her inspiring message, join with her in singing devotional songs, and receive the blessings of her divine knowledge and love.
  Schedule:   Public Programs are free - All are welcome
Thursday, February 27

Special Maha Shivaratri Program with Her Holiness,

Amma Sri Karunamayi

6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Sanatana Dharma Kendra

193 Commercial Street

Sunnyvale, CA 94086




Click Here for Live Stream Coverage

Friday, February 28

Individual Blessings* and Saraswati Mantra Diksha

                                          (For students ages 4 - 24)

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunnyvale Hindu Temple & Community Center

450 Persian Drive

Sunnyvale, CA 94089 


Saturday, March 1

One Day Meditation Retreat   (Registration & fee required)

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunnyvale Hindu Temple & Community Center

450 Persian Drive

Sunnyvale, CA 94089 



Sunday, March 2

Homa - Sacred Fire Ceremony

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Fremont Hindu Temple

3676 Delaware Drive,

Fremont, CA 94538 


(Parking will be available at the temple and nearby school)




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  Locations, Directions and Lodging:

Sunnyvale Hindu Temple & Community Center

420-450 Persian Drive

Sunnyvale, CA 94089 



The San Jose Airport is 21 miles closer than SFO

From:  SJC  (Norman Y. Minetta San Jose International Airport) (408) 501-7600

            1732 North lst Street, San Jose, CA  95112

            7.17 miles; about 10 minutes                                                 


Go SE on Airport Blvd (0.4 mi)

Slight L to CA-87/Skyport Drive-toward US101 (0.1 mi)

Merge onto Guadalupe Pkwy/CA 87N on Left ramp (0.7 mi)

Merge onto US 101 North at the Left toward San Francisco (4.9 mi)

Take the Fair Oaks Avenue exit (0.3 mi)

Turn R onto No. Fair Oaks Avenue (0.5 mi)

Turn L onto Fair Oaks Way (0.2 mi)

Fair Oaks Way becomes E. Persian Drive (0.2 mi)

420 Persian Drive is on the Left 

Arrive at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple Community Hall



To:  SJC  (Norman Y. Minetta San Jose International Airport)


Go East on E. Persian Drive toward Fair Oaks Way (0.2)

 E. Persian Drive becomes Fair Oaks Way (0.2 mi)

Turn R on North Fair Oaks Avenue (0.7 mi)

Merge onto US 101 South toward San Jose (5.4 mi)

Take the Brokaw Road exit toward First Street (0.2 mi)

Turn Right onto Airport Parkway  (0.5 mi)

Turn Right onto Airport Boulevard (0.4 mi)

Take Airport Blvd. Toward Terminal C/Short Term Parking A/ Arrivals A/ International Arrivals/Departures A

Turn Left to stay on Airport Blvd.

Take the Departures A exit (0.4 mi)

1732 North 1st Street #600




TAXIS are waiting outside the terminals.  The approximate cost is $30.

 To call for a pickup at your terminal: 


United Taxi ($5 start charge + $3 per mile)  $30



Yellow checker and Green Cab (plus more) are already at the airport - $30


SHUTTLES (Door to door)


Call one day in advance:


Berry Airport Shuttle & Limo  (Indian owned- discount)


For a group of 6 the price is $35

For from 1-3 people the price is $29


San Jose Express Shuttle - $29



From:  SFO (San Francisco International Airport) (650) 821-8211

            Highway 101, San Francisco, CA  94128

            28.01 miles; about 31 minutes                                               


Start out going East on T-1 Turnaround (0.0 mi)

Go Straight toward Domestic Hourly Parking (0.3 mi)

Merge onto U.S. 101 South toward San Jose (26.7 mi)

Merge onto CA 237 East toward Alviso/Milpitas  (1.6 mi)

Take the exit toward Fair Oaks Avenue (0.1 mi)

Take the Persian Drive West ramp toward Fair Oaks Avenue  (0.0 mi)

Turn Right onto East Persian Drive (0.0 mi)
Turn Right onto Fair Oaks Way (0.1 mi)

Fair Oaks Way becomes E. Persian Drive (0.2 mi)

420 Persian Drive is on the Left (0.0 mi)  

Arrive at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple Community Hall




To:  SFO  (San Francisco International Airport)


Start out going West on East Persian Drive toward Morse Avenue (0.7 mi)

Turn Right on Ross Drive (0.0 mi)

Turn Right on North Mathilda Avenue (0.1 mi)

Merge onto CA-237 West via the Left ramp toward U.S. 101 North/ San Francisco (0.3 mi)

Merge onto U.S. 101 North via Exit 3A toward San Francisco (25.0 mi)

Take the Exit toward San Francisco international Airport (0.4 mi)

Take the ramp toward Domestic Terminals (0.3 mi)

Take the ramp toward Departing Flights/ Ticketing/ Check-In  (0.5 mi)

Turn slight left onto T-1 Turnaround (0.0 mi)

Highway 101 (0.0 mi)




By Car:  From US 101 Going South: After exiting U.S. 101 at highway 237 (Alviso/Milpitas), and traveling a mile and a half on 237, take the second exit—Fair Oaks Avenue.  Stay right

(on Persian Drive West) and follow the road around to the right.  At first you will be following West Persian Drive, but that changes to East Persian Drive.  Keep going right. (You’ll be parallel to the highway), but going in the opposite direction.  The Temple (and the Community Hall) is on the left side of the road.  (You can park in the lot where several stores—including an Indian Grocery store, are located—just before the Temple driveway.)


When leaving the Temple: Start out going East (right) on East Persian Drive toward Fair Oaks

(stay right) and turn right onto Fair Oaks Avenue. Cross Tasman Drive and continue straight another few blocks, where you will see signs for U.S. 101, of both South (toward San Jose) and North (toward San Francisco)—regardless of what the sign says..  



Rideshare: Should you need a ride to any of the programs, try going to Amma's website (Karunamayi.org) and click on "Tours & Retreats" in the taskbar.  At the bottom of the dropdown list, you will see "Rideshare."  Click on that and you will be re-directed to a site that will explain the process. 

OR, more directly:  If someone is looking for any rideshare anytime, kindly post the message in the Yahoo group for Amma (jai_karunamayi@yahoogroups.com)



Train: From San Francisco, you can take the Cal Train to Mt. View ($12 for a day pass-round trip).  Leaving SF, the  a.m. trains are:6:11 am (arr. Fair Oaks, 7:07); Leaving SF 6:44 a.m. (arr. Fair Oaks, 7:38); and Leaving SF 6:59 a.m. (arr. Fair Oaks 7:44)  Then you would transfer to the Winchester Lightrail --15 min. trip to Fair Oaks ($2).  Get off at Fair Oaks, and it is a 10 min. walk to the Sunnyvale Hindu Temple's Community Hall.  Last Lightrail train at night back to Mt. View lvs. at 10:16 p.m.(arr. Mt. View 10:33 p.m.)  Transfer to Cal Train to SF:  Lvs. 10:49 pm, arr SF 12"01 a.m. 


The phone number for Cal Train, VTA (bus) or Rail is 408-321-2300.

Signup sheets:  We will also have RideShare Signup Sheets at the venue.

Mapquest: Sunnyvale Hindu Temple


Fremont Hindu Temple

3676 Delaware Drive,

Fremont, CA 94538 



Map and Directions




Panchavati Vegetarian India Restaurant: 460 Persian Drive, Suite 2, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

     (408) 734-9335   11:00 am – 8:00 pm; (next door to Hindu Sunnyvale Temple)


Merit Vegan Restaurant: 548 Lawrence Expressway, Sunnyvale, CA 94085  408-245-8988;

     3.9 miles; 5 minutes driving     Click here for directions

Sunny Buffet  (Chinese Restaurant), 502 Ross Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 408-747-1888;

     408-747-0803   (between Highways 101 &  237); Hours:  10:30 am – 9:30 pm daily
     Click here for directions



ToFooCom Chay, 388 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA  95113  408-286-6335 
      M-F 9-9; Sat. 10 - 6, Closed Sunday 15 minutes from temple Vegetarian
     Click here for directions


Loving Hut (in Oakland Shopping Center) , 925 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose, CA 95123 

     408-229-2795; M-F  10-9:30; SA 10-9; SU 11-7; 19 minutes from temple Vegetarian


Sunnyvale downtown:  2 miles   Taxi from either Quality Inn to the Temple (or back)
costs $10 (4 per cab)    Shiv Taxi: (408) 991-2347




"Establish a permanent connection with Mother through meditation. Cultivate contentment and spread that love and peace in service to your fellow beings in the whole world. Hold Mother’s power in your heart and no power in this world can affect you."






         (510) 209-8697                                                               

         Meditation Retreat Contact:
        (510) 209-8697 


* Due to the large number of people attending these programs, individuals arriving after 2:30 pm are not guaranteed an Individual Blessing with Amma.


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