Madison, Wisconsin

Amma.org: Madison, WI
“Discipline helps good thoughts and qualities to develop, which in turn leads to Shraddha or awareness in action. For one who has Shraddha, everything becomes Puja (worship). Nothing will be wasted, everything will be practical”

Welcome to Amma's Madison Satsang.

Madison, WI had the honor of hosting Amma on Amma's first U.S trip in 1987 and for three consecutive years until 1989. We now work closely with Amma's ashram in Chicago, IL http://amma.org/groups/north-america/ma-center-chicago

From Amma's 2017 New Year message: "..There is no need to worry about the future. Ups and downs are the very nature of life. Spirituality is the science that teaches us to happily accept everything. If we change our mental attitude, we can manage the changes that happen in external situations as well. If someone knows how to swim, then swimming in the ocean becomes a delightful game. But those who do not know how can easily drown. Understanding spirituality helps us to face everything with mental strength. When problems come in life, some collapse, unable to face them. The spiritual person, however, will be able to face such times of hardship with equanimity.

Atithi devo bhava. Indian culture teaches us to regard any atithi [guest] as God. By atithi, not just people are meant. Every situation we encounter by surprise is an atithi [literally, “one without a set time”]. We must be able to accept everything cheerfully. When we do so, every situation becomes a steppingstone to greater maturity.
When we encounter challenging situations, we may feel intimidated. Nevertheless, we must forge ahead with alertness, without losing our mental strength. Even if we fall or fail, we shouldn’t become disheartened, but should view that setback as a steppingstone to success.
It doesn’t matter if we cannot accomplish “big” things. It’s more than enough if we can speak a kind word, show a loving smile, and willingly and patiently listen to the problems of others."
 

Come, help us spread the word and join hands with Amma on the path of selfless service, love, and compassion.