Frequently asked Questions

How do I get in line for Amma's blessing, her darshan?
To meet Amma, you will need a token which are issued on a first-come-first-served basis, 1.5 hours before the start of the program. Tokens are limited, so please arrive early. Learn more ›

Are the public programs similar to the retreats?
No. Amma's public programs are free of charge and open to the public. Retreats require a fee. Learn more about public programs. Or, learn more about retreats ›

What if I have special needs, or am physically challenged and can't wait in line?
Please inform the host or hostess who is stationed at the entrance to the hall. They will help provide a comfortable solution and assistance for receiving your embrace. Learn more ›

How is the Devi Bhava program different from the other evening programs?
Devi Bhava begins with an Atma Puja, a ceremony to promote peace and well being for the world. It is a ceremony in honor of the divine self that dwells in all. Learn more ›

Are there any programs available for young children?
Usually programs are available for children ages four through ten, pre-teens and teens during certain hours. Learn more ›

Are there any other customs or regulations during the programs?

  • Out of respect for the Indian culture, we recommend modest dress. For example: tank tops, shorts, tight leggings and short skirts are not recommended.
  • Children must be under the supervision of an adult at all times.
  • Sleeping in the hall during program is not permitted. Sleeping anywhere on the program grounds in your car or camper is not permitted.
  • No use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs is allowed on the program premises. Also, no audio or video recording or photography is permitted.