October 1, 2021 Chicago
Madder has been grown for centuries for its excellent dyeing properties. A member of the coffee family, this perennial has roots that make for a bright red dye that doesn’t fade in the light. Madder root is a natural source of red, pink, orange, apricot, lilac, purple, brown, and black shades of... more ›
April 6, 2020 Illinois
AMMA'S 2020 NORTH AMERICA TOUR POSTPONED - MESSAGE FROM SWAMIJI Aum Amriteshwaryai Namaha, As the Corona virus weaves the future right before our eyes, hopes for Amma’s Summer Tour are fading faster and faster every day. Now it seems to be an impossibility to conduct it as per the usual schedule,... more ›
August 5, 2019 Illinois
On July 13, 2019, during Amma’s Chicago programs at MA Center Chicago, US Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi honored Amma with a congressional commendation recognizing her humanitarian initiatives and conservation efforts across the globe. Congressman Krishnamoorthi represents Chicago's west and... more ›
April 16, 2019 Chicago
Amma Program at MA Center Chicago July 11-13, 2019 41W501 Keslinger Road, Elburn, IL 60119 Nearby Hotels:
10 minute drive Fairfield Inn
2096 Bricher Road
St. Charles, IL 60174
1.630.845.5500 or 1.800.228.2800 15 to 20 minute drive... more ›
April 15, 2019 Chicago
March 29, 2019 Chicago
We have been planting row crops and cultivating them without pesticides or chemicals for years at MA Center Chicago. With 142 acres of rich land, some of which has produced crops for many years, MA Center is just about perfect for farming. We began with a 1.5-acre plot of Echinacea purpurea... more ›
February 28, 2019 Chicago
Amma says, “Lending a helping hand to a neglected soul, feeding the hungry, giving a compassionate smile to the sad and dejected - this is the real language of religion.” The Amrita Bala Kendra (ABK) program at MA Center Chicago officially turned 10 this year on January 31, 2019. Since ABK is... more ›
January 31, 2019 Chicago
In honor of Amma’s 65th birthday, dozens of bird- and bee-friendly trees were planted at MA Center Chicago in the weeks leading up to winter, including Hawthorne, Burr Oak, Service Berry, Box Elder, and American Linden trees. A dedicated team of local volunteers gathered every weekend to plant the... more ›
January 31, 2019 Chicago
Amma has said that Nature is out of balance because of humanity’s actions, and that we need to take bold action to greatly reduce practices that are detrimental to our planet’s precious ecosystems, giving Mother Nature an opportunity to restore balance. Some years ago, Amma asked that we begin to... more ›
January 4, 2019 Chicago
Food forests produce an abundance of perennial foods by mimicking the patterns of natural forests and local biomes. The MA Center Chicago food forest recently received some TLC in the form of cardboard and straw applied to its hügelkultur mound to help prepare it for planting in the spring. Our... more ›