Philadelphia, PA

Welcome to the Philadelphia Satsang

The Amma Philadelphia Satsang meets on rotating dates at the Groff residence in Bala Cynwyd. We come together to share the afternoon with prayer, song, service, food and community. The day is an opportunity to honor the teachings and example of Amma as well as appreciate one another.   Beginning with the chanting of Amma's 108 names, we proceed to share a reading from Amma's teachings and sing bhajans — devotional songs. Afterward, we enjoy a vegetarian potluck dinner and watch a video of Amma.  

Periodically, we host special programs in our area with Amma's senior deciples. Some prime examples of past events include Satsangs with Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya, Swami Ramakrishnananda, and Br. Ramanand. In April, Br. Rema Devi led us in Bhagavati Seva Puja — a prayer for world peace.  

Our Seva projects include preparing and serving meals at the Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia, as well as assisting with parties for disatavantaged children through Rubye's Kids. Each year we work with the M.A. Center of Washington DC in preparation for Amma's D.C. summer programs.

Our Sunday afternoon Satsang program:

  • Invocation and 108 names of Mata Amritanandamayi
  • A reading from Amma's teachings or personal Amma sharing 
  • An hour of spirited bhajans, devotional singing 
  • Arati, waving of the lamp in honor of Amma 
  • Closing Sanskrit prayers 
  • Announcements about service projects and upcoming Satsang activities 
  • A delicious vegetarian potluck dinner
  • Video of Amma 

For directions, please use the map on this page. It will lead you to a Google map. For more information, please send us an email or feel free to call: 610-667-0346.

Everyone is enthusiastically welcomed!  

Rhoni and Steven Groff