Mata Amritanandamayi is known throughout the world as Amma, or Mother, for her selfless love and compassion toward all beings. Her entire life has been dedicated to alleviating the pain of the poor, and those suffering physically and emotionally.
Throughout her life, Mata Amritanandamayi has embraced and comforted more than 34 million people. Amma inspires, uplifts, and transforms through her embrace, her spiritual wisdom and through her global charities, known as Embracing the World.® When asked where she gets the energy to help so many people, she answers: "Where there is true love, anything is effortless."
While Amma is widely regarded as one of India’s foremost spiritual leaders, Amma says that her religion is love. She has never asked anyone to change their religion but only to contemplate the essential principles of their own faith and to try to live accordingly.
Amma will visit North America and will personally receive every person who comes to her with a hug. Programs will be held from November 20th - 29th. Retreats will be held in Detroit (Nov 21 - 23) and the San Francisco Bay Area (Nov 27 - 29).
In the past year, AYUDH Americas has focused on 3 main initiatives: AYUDH Change, Preserve Nature, and Serve. These service initiatives emphasized the importance of collaboration in aiding young people in the developing world receive education,
Amma will visit 10 cities in 8 European countries and will personally receive every person who comes to her with a hug. There will also be spiritual talks by Amma and her disciples, followed by devotional singing. Admission is free and all are welcome.