27 May 2009 – 31 May 2009 — Seattle, Washington

When Amma landed in Seattle on May 27th, it marked the beginning of her 23rd tour of the United States.

Amma was officially welcomed to the Seattle by Richard Conlin, the President of the Seattle City Council. Addressing Amma and the gathering, Conlin said, “It is an honor and pleasure to be able to be able to welcome you to Seattle on behalf of the people of Seattle and the Seattle City Government.

“It is indeed a wonder to have such an amazing spiritual leader to be able to greet. A person who truly embodies the great spiritual traditions of our world.”

Conlin said that Amma reminded him of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous saying, “We can all be great because we can all serve.”

He also read an invocation prayer of Seattle’s native people:

May our words be tuned as one with the great mountains
with the great walks,
with the great trees,
at one with our bodies and our hearts.
Will you come and help us, O Super Natural Powers?
And you, Day? And you, Night?
All of you, see us as one with this world.

Amma gave a total of eight programs in four days in the city, giving satsang, darshan and leading the people in meditation in bhajans.

—Tulasi

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