The Amma Vancouver spiritual group, or satsang, embraces Amma's teachings of compassion, devotion, love and service. We are a diverse group from different cultural and religious backgrounds and ages. Our activities are open to all and we extend a warm welcome to you to join our spiritual gatherings (satsangs), and volunteer activities.
The Vancouver satsang is part of both the Pacific Northwest Amma community and Amma Canada.
We gather to share spiritual practices - on the second Sunday of the month at a public venue and the on the fourth Saturday of the month at a member's home. At our spiritual gathering, or satsang, we chant Amma's 108 names, listen to a reading from Amma's teachings, sing beautiful devotional songs or bhajans, offer the arati flame, pray, and have a short un-guided meditation, followed by announcements of upcoming group activities and conversation. At the home-based satsang we share a delicious vegetarian meal. At satsang, if desired, donations may be made to support Amma's charitable activities.
We have special celebrations for Guru Purnima, Amma’s birthday, New Year’s Eve and when Amma's senior disciples visit Vancouver and lead satsangs.
We offer instruction in Amma's meditation technique. Our instructors teach the Integrated Amrita Meditation (IAM) course & IAM refreshers regularly.
The Vancouver satsang members serve the community through volunteer work at Quest Food Exchange, and the Pacific Northwest Litter project. We meet at Quest once per month to re-package reclaimed food for those in need. Through the Litter project we show our dedicatation to nurturing the natural environment by picking up litter and helping to keep Vancouver looking beautiful. Please visit the Projects page for more information on these and other group projects.
We are involved in fundraising for a Pacific Northwest Amma Center, to be located in the greater Seattle area, The centre will be a home for retreats and other region-wide satsang activities.
We welcome you to attend Vancouver Satsang activities and meet a community of people who practice Amma's teachings. Join us as we find joy in singing, meditating, and sharing the gift of service.