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Amma is the greatest ambassador of peace

27 Sep 2016, Amritapuri – Amritavarsham celebrations

The Governor of Kerala, Justice P Sathasivam, who was the Chief Guest at Amritavarsham63, bestowed the 2016 Amrita Keerti Puraskar to Sri. Ambalapuzha Gopakumar. In his address the Governor said that Amma’s work is a continuation of the spiritual leadership provided by great sages of India. Selfless love and compassion has been Amma’s message which is accepted all over the world since Love has no specific language or barrier.

* Amma is one of the few who has given equal importance to intellectual and spiritual pursuits, and used this blend for humanitarian projects. Thus the activities of the Math are focussed on the 5 basic needs of people.

* Amrita University which is ranked as No.1 in the country is an indication of the foresight of Amma to use academics and research for public good. Moreover the educational efforts of the M A Math are spread across India.

* Amma is the greatest ambassador of peace [going] around the world .

* As a First Citizen of Kerala I endorse the suggestion of of Mr Amar Singh and Mr PJ Kurien,Dy Speaker, Rajya Sabha that Amma should be conferred with Bharat Ratna {news}.

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Ambalapuzha Gopakumar receives Amritakeerti Puraskar

The 2016 Amritakeerti Puraskar was bestowed upon Malayalam writer Sri. Ambalapuzha Gopakumar for his noteworthy contributions to spiritual, philosophical and cultural literature. The Governor of Kerala, Justice P Sathasivam, gave the 2016 Amrita Keerti Puraskar to Sri. Ambalapuzha Gopakumar in Amma’s presence.

The Amritakeerti Puraskar—which has been awarded annually since 2001 to individuals making outstanding contributions in the fields of spirituality, philosophy, science and literature—comes with a cash prize of Rs. 1,23,456, a statuette of Saraswati Devi created by renowned sculptor Namboodiri, and a citation from the Mata Amritanandamayi Math.

Sri. Ambalapuzha Gopakumar was presented with his awards on September 27th, 2016, in Amritapuri, as part of Amma’s 63rd Birthday Celebrations.

Sri. Ambalapuzha Gopakumar currently serves as president of the Ambalapuzha Kshethra Vikasana Trust and as a director board member of the Samastha Kerala Sahithya Parishat, Kochi. He is also the chief editor of Sreevatsam, a spiritual and cultural magazine. He holds a PhD in Malayalam and has served as a professor at Sanatana Dharma College, Alappuzha, for more than 30 years.

He has received numerous awards, including: the Prof. Kozhissreri Balaraman Award for Literature, 2011; the Narayeeyam Puraskaram for Spiritual Contribution, 2012; the State Award of Balasahithya Institute, Thiruvananthapuram, 2013; the Ekatha Award for Literature from Sharja, 2014; the Venmani Award for Poetry from Aluva, 2015; the Karuvatta Chandran Award for Literature, 2015; the Vasudeva Puraskaram from Ambalapuzha Temple, 2015; and the Janmasthami Puraskara, Balasamskara Kendram, 2016.

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Amma receives student award winners

22 September  2016, Amritapuri

On almost every darshan day in Amritapuri many students come to meet Amma. Today was no different but all of those that came today, came to share their joy with Amma for having won various awards.

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The students won several competitions on a national level in a variety of disciplines. The first winners won the Amritopanyasa Pratiyogita, an English Essay writing competition in two categories: ‘On the subjects Cultivating Strength’ and ‘Vitality, The Infinite Potential of Women.’ The second batch of winners competed in the Amrita Chitranjali, Pencil drawing competition, expressing themselves on the topic ‘An unforgettable incident in your life’.

Other winners were victorious in a Bhagavad Gita chanting competition conducted across all Kerala Amrita Vidyalayam schools. The chapter selected for the competition was 7th, Jnanavijnana yoga.

The winners are as follows:
Amritopanyasa Pratiyogita – Category 1
1. Visalakshi. S Std. X of Amrita Vidyalayam, Chennai
2. A. Gopika. K.K Std. X of Amrita Vidyalayam, Kodungallur
B. Neha.M.Naijil Std. X of S.N.Vidya Bhavan, Chentrappini
3. Sravan.D.K Std. X of Amrita Vidyalayam, Davengere.

Amritopanyasa Pratiyogita – Category 2
1. Archana.R Std XII of Amrita Vidyalayam, Kannur
2. Hima.M Hari Std XII of Amrita Vidyalayam, Ernakulam
3. Akshay.C.P Std XI of Amrita Vidyalayam, Kuthuparamba

Amrita Chitranjali
1. Aparna Anil Std VII of Amrita Vidyalayam, Koyilandy
2. Adisree. K Std VII of Sree Sankara Vidyapeetam, Mattannur
3. Nihal Babu, Std VII of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Sultan Bathery

Bhagavad Gita (Amrita Vidyalayam only)
1. Devika KN – Harippad
2. Sivani B Sajeev – Talassery
3. Sreechand Kollara – Trissur

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Swami Ramakrishnananda’s South America Tour 2016

Swami Ramakrishnanada will visit four countries in South America and will hold programs in eight cities from August 25 to September 11th. The programs include satsang, bhajans, puja and meditation classes.

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Lima, Peru
August 25th- IAM Course
August 26th- Satsang, Bhajans, Meditation
August 27th- Homa
Contact: www.ammaperu.com.pe / email: info (at) ammaperu.com.pe /

Viña Del Mar, Chile
August 29th- Satsang, Bhajans, Meditation

Santiago, Chile
August 30th- Satsang, Bhajans, Meditation
August 31st- Puja
Contact: www.ammachile.cl /email: Informacion (at) ammachile.cl /

Buenos Aires, Argentina
September 2nd- Puja
Contact: www.amma-argentina.org /email: argentina (at) embracingtheworld.org

Sao Paolo, Brazil
September 3rd Satsang, Bhajans, Meditation
September 4th- Puja
Contact: www.ammabrasil.org / email: amma-brasil (at) ammabrasil.org

Curitiba, Brazil
September 6th- Satsang, Bhajans, Meditation

Araruama, Brazil
September 8th- Satsang, Bhajans, Meditation & Puja

Rio, Brazil
September 9th- Satsang, Bhajans, Meditation & Puja

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The Science of Compassion: A documentary on Amma by Shekhar Kapur

Mumbai – May 26, 2016

World-renowned film director, actor and producer Shekhar Kapur today officially launched a new documentary about Amma titled The Science of Compassion. The film was shot at Amritapuri Ashram in September 2013, during Amma’s 60th birthday celebrations.

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In the documentary, Shekhar Kapur investigates the source of human compassion and creativity. The film includes a lengthy interview with Amma, as well as with Nobel Laureate Dr. Leland Hartwell and many others about Amma’s unique approach to life and how her love has touched, and in many cases, transformed their lives.

Shekhar Kapur explained that the film was an extension of his own personal spiritual search. “The search for what lies beyond our own individuality has been with me since I was 15,” he said. “I have been grappling with questions like, what is the true nature of love? Is there love beyond ownership? What is compassion? Is it something you do or is it a state of mind or a state of being? If you become a much more compassionate being, does it alter your physiology? Do you become a much more intuitive being? It is not only a spiritual search for me, but a scientific quest too. Meeting Amma on her 60th birthday was a huge opportunity for me to investigate these deeper truths. I ask her the same questions in the documentary.”

Shekhar Kapur also reflected on the experience of spending time with Amma. “Being in the presence of Amma is a unique experience because you feel the energy radiating from her. When you ask infinite questions, you cannot expect answers in finite ways. In fact, there are no answers. There is only experiencing. When you go to Amma, you go for the experience of her,” he said. “Spirituality is not about miracles and drama, but about experiencing subtle and incremental changes through which you evolve. I have not remained unaffected by Amma’s message of love and compassion. The more I realize how incredibly loving and compassionate she is, the more it changes me subtly and incrementally.”

 

Swami Amritaswarupananda, the Vice-Chairman of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math and Amma’s senior-most disciple, thanks Shekhar Kapur for insightful film: “On behalf of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math, I would like to say that to have an artist as renowned and talented as Sri. Shekhar Kapur focus his insight and creative vision on our beloved Amma has filled us all with joy. He is a one of India’s treasures of film, and through his artistic direction, open-heartedness and genuine questions as an interviewer, The Science of Compassion was able to capture Amma’s unique combination of beauty, grace, humility and wisdom. We are indebted to him for that.”

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Amma to install a new Brahmasthanam temple in Manjeri

Amma to install a new Brahmasthanam temple in Manjeri, North Kerala on 23rd April .This will be the 22nd Brahmasthanam temple consecrated by Amma.

Amma will also visit two more cities in Kerala as part of the 3rd leg of her Bharata Yatra.

Manjeri Brahmasthanam Pratishta – 23 April
23-24 April 2015

April 23, 10.25 am Tazhikuda Pratishta
April 23, 11.05 am Prana Pratishta

Amrita Vidyalayam, Narukara P.O,
Kozhikode-Nilmbur-Gudallur Road, Manjeri, Kerala 676122 {map}

 

Trissur Brahmasthanam annual festival 
26-27 April 2015

M.A.M. Trissur
Amrita Nagar, Ayyanthole, Panchikkal, Trissur, Kerala
Phone: 0487-2362700 {map}

 

Ernakulam Brahmasthanam annual festival
29-30 April 2015

M.A.M. Ernakulam
Kunnumpuram (NH 17) Edappally North P.O, Ernakulam, Kochi 682024 Kerala
Phone: 0484 2800682 {map}

 

FCRA notice to Mata Amritanandamayi Mission and actual facts

In the FCRA Home Ministry  website the name and addresses of some NGOs  are published as defaulters for  not filing the annual returns . Unfortunately there was a name Mata Amritanandamayi Mission along with the other defaulted NGOs

The actual fact is Mata Amritanandamayi Mission (MA Mission) was an organisation formed before the existence of  Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MA Math).  After forming MA Math,  the MA Mission was dissolved and merged with  MA Math and the fact has been  communicated to the Home Ministry many times. Please see a copy of the letter dated 16th June 1999 (download the pdf) sent to the Home Ministry.

Now Math has approached the Ministry and the Ministry has agreed to remove the name within a week.

Mathrudas
Accounts Department

Swami Ramakrishnananda’s 2014 South American Tour

peru2Lima, Peru

Friday September 5- 5:30pm, IAM Class
Salon Cristal- Club Arabe
Jr. Nicolas Rodrigo s/n
Monterrico, Sucro

Saturday September 6, 5pm
Swissotel
Av. Santo Toribio 173-Via Central 150
Centro Empresarial Real
San Isidro, Lima 27

info@ammaperu.com.pe
http://ammaperu.com.pe/

 

Viña del Mar, Chile

Monday September 8, 7:30pm
Hotel O’higgins,
Plaza Vergara s/n,

Santiago, Chile
Tuesday September 9, 7:30pm
Club Providencia,
Pocuro 2878

informacion@ammachile.cl

 

São Paulo, Brazil

Thursday September 11, 8:30pm
Santoshi
Jurupis street 470

Friday September 12, 8:30pm
ICDEP
Jureia Street, 349

amma-sp@ammabrasil.org

 

Araruama, Brazil

Saturday September 13, 6pm
Amrita Temple
Rua Simonides Nunes Almeida Filho, 296 – Fonte Limpa

temploamrita@ammabrasil.org

 

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Sunday September 14, 5:30pm
Casarão Ameno Resedá
Rua Bento Lisboa, nº 4 -Catete
Monday September 15, 2pm
Universidade Federal Do Rio De Janeiro
Centro de Tecnologia- Room G-122

amma-rj@ammabrasil.org