Welcome to the Buffalo Satsang
Our satsang was formed in 1998 and it meets once a month by rotation in devotees' homes. We usually hold our satsang on the first Sunday of each month from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Occasionally, it is held on the second or the third Sunday.
The satsang begins with Amma's 108 names and is followed by a short Amma video and then devotional singing for about an hour. We end with arati, meditation, and closing prayers for world peace. Following the satsang, we share a potluck dinner from 6:30 to about 8:30 pm.
We had an active Mother's Kitchen project for a few years but it is presently on a timeout . We look forward to starting another service project in keeping with Amma's teachings. Several satsang members are affiliated with the university and actively involved with Amrita University in India.
Classes on the Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique are held regularly at the university campus and also in other locations in Buffalo.
We are blessed that Dayamrita Swamiji regularly conducts programs and retreats in nearby Toronto, and also that Br. Ramanand has been visting Buffalo every year to lead the celebrations of Amma's birthday. Of course, Amma's Toronto programs in July are eagerly anticipated by everyone in our satsang.
In May 2010 we had the unexpected blessing of Amma's visit to Buffalo to receive the State University of New York's Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at a special ceremony arranged by the University in Amma's honor. This was a wonderful event, attended by nearly 1,000 people at the university campus. You can watch a video of it here.
We warmly welcome new members to join the satsang. You may stay informed of our activities as well as special programs by joining our email list. If interested, please email the satsang coordinator, Bharat Jayaraman, to be added to the list.