archive for August, 2006

284 houses more to Tsunami victims

(27 Aug '06)

27 August 2006 — Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu In the past two days, the Ashram has handed over a  284 houses more to tsunami victims in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu–120 in Pandagassaalai (a hamlet in Pattinacherry Village) and 164 in Akarapettai. Swami Ramakrishnananda handed over the keys of the homes to the district collector of Nagapattinam, Tenkasi […]

Category : Free Housing | Tsunami

Ganesh Chathurthi 2006

(27 Aug '06)

Ganesh Chathurthi was celebrated on 27 August 2006, Amritapuri

Category : Ganesha Chaturthi | Photos

Is there logic in devotion?

(26 Aug '06)

25 August 2006 — Amritapuri Amma was singing “You Have Come to Sacrifice,” a relatively new bhajan written by her attendant, Brahmacharini Lakshmi. Written in English and tuned in a Western style, the song is quite different than a traditional raga-based bhajan. When it was finished, Swami Amritaswarupananda—who sits to Amma’s left during bhajans, singing […]

Category : Around Amma | Satsang

Medical help to Surat flood victims

(25 Aug '06)

25 August 2006 — Surat, Gujarat Between August 17th and August 25th, brahmachari-doctors Ram Mohan and Chandrasekhar have seen to some 3,000 patients as part of the Ashram’s flood-relief work in Surat. Today, their work has concluded and they are returning to Amritapuri. During the past week they treated patients and distrubuted medicine in Rampura, […]

Category : Flood Relief

Devotees teach meditation in U.S. prison

(24 Aug '06)

24 August 2006 — Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA Since 2003, devotee Steve Schmidt has been spending his weekends teaching Amma’s IAM Meditation Technique™ {news } to groups of devotees throughout America, mostly in devotees’ houses. Two months ago, however he entered a completely different teaching environment: the Santa Fe Juvenile Detention Home in New […]

Category : Meditation Classes

Three great teachings India gave to the world

(15 Aug '06)

Past Mid-night, 14 August 2006,  Amritapuri. Amma’s message on 60th India’s Independence Day “Seeing the impressive cultural presentations staged by these  children (students of Amrita University) Amma forgot everything. It is the proof to the fact that we have not lost our culture. Amma bows down to all of you. It has been 59 years […]

Category : Around Amma | Messages of Amma

Independence day celebration

(14 Aug '06)

14 Aug, 2006, Amritapuri. The evening of India’s 60th Independence Day was celebrated at Amritapuri with multimedia cultural performances and a Bharatmata Puja by students from Amrita Universities –Engineering, Medicine, Ayurveda, Biotech, and Arts & Sciences schools. Amma joined the students and Ashram residents in the main hall. The performances focused on the various religions […]

Category : Around Amma