Circle of Love Letters

Amma.org: Circle of Love Letters
Cards and Letters of support
Writers send positive encouraging letters weekly to people who need support.
Amma.org: Circle of Love Letters
Letters are sent with love through regular mail.
A real letter is tangible and reassuring.
Amma.org: Circle of Love Letters
Love and reassurance makes a difference.
We write to people who are ill, isolated, grieving or having trouble coping with life's challenges.
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What We Do

Circle of Love letters writes weekly letters by regular mail to people in need of reassurance. We have been doing this volunteer work for the past ten years and now have 54 writers and 64 recipients. To get involved, please contact us.

We write letters that are uplifting, this not only encourages others but ourselves as well. Recipients do not need to write back. Writing becomes a way to send love to others without expectation.

Many of our writers and recipients are from the U.S., but we do have participants from England, France, Malta EU, Philippines, India, and even mainland China. We are active in over 50 cities around the world.

Letters are in English but occasionally we are able to match people who write in other languages.

If you would like to write, receive or refer a recipient, please e-mail us for more information.

From Participants

"Writing letters is something I can do from home. It is a way to following Amma's teachings, a way to reach out to others, with love."

"Getting letters in the mailbox, full of support and positive messages, have been sooo wonderful, adding light to my day and letting me know that people are still here with me and I will be able to make it."

December 2018 - A Letter-Writer's experience 

More than 10 years ago, I felt an inner calling to do selfless service as Amma has taught us.  With two young kids and a demanding high tech job then, I often didn’t have time nor energy to do any volunteer work.  So I prayed to Amma to guide me to find some volunteer work that is flexible in schedule and can work from “home” and one that is meaningful.

I came across Circle of Love letter program in the Newsletter and on Amma’s website.  I was intrigued by it and contacted Sivamayi the program coordinator for guidelines and requirements.  Soon I was a COLL writer.  Initially, it was a struggle to find the “right” words to inspire or encourage or console the recipients.  I was too green so to speak.   I did some research and incorporated inspirational quotes and Amma’s teachings and excerpts.  Most of the times, I just prayed to Amma to guide me to write messages that would most benefit the recipient.  I would not say I am an expert now writing letters as I am still at a loss of words relating to topics such as death.  What I learnt from the comments and feedback from recipients that Sivamayi so kindly compiled were that as long as we put our heart and prayers in each letter, Amma will guide us to deliver the message that will help the letter recipients.  There is no one or fix way to do it right. 

Like Amma has said, “The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives roses...”. Writing to someone in need of letters regardless of the reasons is rewards in itself.

I also feel very blessed to have received love and support when I asked to receive letters during hard times such as when my mom passed away...  the warmth of outpouring love and friendships from the writers sustained me during these challenging times.  I learnt not just to give but also to receive.

Throughout this process, I could feel Amma’s love and blessings to one and all.  Where there is love, there is life.  It is truly a complete circle of love and I am incredibly thankful for the experience. 

Cheers,
Ling

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