Pittsburgh, PA

Amma's 66th birthday celebration, Sunday, September 8, 2:30-4:30 pm

Free Public Event at Satya Yoga studio in Greensburg

Please join us for a special program to celebrate Amma's birthday! Br. Ramanand will give a spiritual talk, and lead us in bhajans (devotional singing) and meditation. The program is followed by light refreshments.

Mata Amritanandamayi is known throughout the world as Amma, or Mother, for her selfless love and compassion toward all beings. Her entire life has been dedicated to alleviating the pain of the poor, and those suffering physically and emotionally. Throughout her life Amma has embraced more than 39 million people, as her way to spread comfort to the world.

While Amma is widely regarded as one of India’s foremost spiritual leaders, Amma says that her religion is love. She has never asked anyone to change their religion but only to contemplate the essential principles of their own faith and to try to live accordingly.

Br. Ramanand, a long time monastic disciple of Amma met Her at the age of 3 and has had the good fortune of growing up at Amma's ashram from a very young age. Br. Ramanand directs the Amma's organizations and its activities in the eastern US and Canada. He travels around the US and Canada conducting satsangs in various cities; delivering talks at Universities; sharing Amma's message of selfless service and love.; and travels with Amma around the world. He has written and composed many devotional songs (bhajans) and his melodious voice can often be heard alongside Amma’s during many bhajans. One can feel the divine grace flow through his soulful singing. Br. Ramanand is a PhD graduate in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park and his talks, usually conveyed humorously, are very inspiring and uplifting.

Location: Satya Yoga studio
105 W. 4th Street, 2nd floor (with elevator), Greensburg, PA 15601
Free parking, enter the lot from 3rd Street
The event is free and open to the public.
Contacts: Amber (Charuta) McAlister 724-552-6622 Sapnesh Premraj 412-339-0242

Welcome to the Pittsburgh Area Satsang

We meet on the first Saturday of each month at 4:15 p.m., followed by vegetarian pot-luck. You can join us early if you like, from 3:00-4:00 to chant the 1000 Names of the Divine Mother. Our program consists of:

  • Chanting of Amma's 108 Names
  • Video of Amma
  • Devotional reading and discussion
  • Bhajans, or devotional singing
  • Arati, or singing and waving of camphor in praise of Amma
  • Meditation

Members are involved in the Jubliee Kitchen in Pittsburgh, Feeding the Spirit in Greensburg, and write letters for the Circle of Love outreach program. Our satsang supports Amma's North American Tour by volunteering at the Washington, DC, program.

Please join us to share devotion and fellowship. For more information or directions, please contact Charuta McAlister at 724-237-5350 or send an email.