Madison, Wisconsin Madison, WI
“Maintaining equanimity of mind in all situations should be our focus. It verily is the goal”

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,

From Amma's 2018 New Year message: "All of us enjoy newness, but have my children ever thought about what it is that lends something that sense of freshness? It is when our heart has love and openness—then we are able to see goodness and beauty in everything. Each of us has a flower garden growing in our heart, but currently its flowers are covered with the dead leaves of selfishness, anger and jealousy. This prevents us from being able to awaken our inner goodness. Let us clear away the mental dirt of hatred and jealousy and awaken positive thoughts. Let us nurture a mind that doesn’t harbor animosities of the past but welcomes everything anew. If we can do this, we will be able to see newness and beauty everywhere and discover joy in that. 

Children, life is like a book from which we can learn every day. There is no book that we can learn more from than this inner diary. We should learn to contemplate on its teachings. This practice is even more important than meditation or prayer. Through it we are pursuing the ultimate profit—the True Self. These are the prayers of a real devotee: 'O God, may I gain the strength to see good in everything, to think good and to do good actions. Please give me a mind incapable of hurting anyone in thought, word or deed.' 
It is to rise to and become one with this state that we pray and study the scriptures.
This year let us nurture: 
--a mind that doesn’t become proud with our achievements
--a mind that doesn’t falter with failure
--a mind that finds joy in giving
--a mind that accepts criticism with love. 
Such a mind is what we should achieve. 
People with such a mind can never fail.
Amma offers her children to the Supreme Self, praying that your smiles of selflessness and inner courage never fade or wither."