Receiving an Embrace

Meeting Amma

It's not uncommon for people to wonder what it's like to be hugged by Amma, or what the process is like. Volunteers are available in the hall to assist you throughout this process. When your token number is displayed, head to the darshan line entrance, located on either side of the back-end of the hall.  It doesn't matter which side you choose.

  • When your token number is displayed, find a place to store your shoes and head to one of the darshan lines at the back of the hall. If you are unable to remove your shoes, let a volunteer with a green scarf assist you.
  • Check in your phone and any wallets,small bags, keychains etc. at the Bag-Drop counter in the hall. 
  • If you wish to take an offering for Amma, the Flower Table located close to the darshan line has many options to choose from. 
  • If you brought an item to be blessed, such as a photograph, document or a small object, bring that with you as well.  
  • Families or couples can be embraced together, or you may wish to be embraced separately. It’s entirely up to you.
  • After you receive your embrace, you will have an opportunity to sit near Amma for a short time.