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


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 2019 New Year message:   "In this new year, we need to ask ourselves important questions.  First, ask yourself,"Am I making steady progress on the spiritual path?  Am I being steady in my spiritual discipline and practice?  Or have I lost my way?"  Secondly,  "Am I living for myself alone?  Or, each day, am I able to do something--anything--selflessly for others?"  Thirdly, "Am I able to maintain self-control and maturity at all times?  Or, overcome by anger, jealously and other lower emotions, am I still hurting others?'   And finally, "Am I able to contribute and play my part in protecting the environment?'  Depending on the answers we give to these questions, we should be ready to correct ourselves and act properly.  This is the time to make firm resolutions and to begin putting forth tireless effort.  Usually we make many New Year's resolutions only to see them dissolve after a few days.  We always find some reason or other to justify our lack of persistence.

All our actions should be done with the attitude that this moment alone is ours, the next moment is not in our hands. Every action should be preformed with discernment, alertness, enthusiasm and a smile.  The goal of human life is God-realization, understanding that we are not separate from God.


Amma offers her children to the Supreme Self, praying that your smiles of selflessness and inner courage never fade or wither."