Clarification on false news of FCRA annual returns

26 July 2013, Amritapuri
There has been some false news regarding the accounts of Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM) in some TV channels and news websites. The MAM accounts department wanted to clarify this info to the public.

MAM has never defaulted in submitting Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) annual returns. Every year MAM submits the returns before the due date.

Please see the dates of submissions and the acknowledgements obtained from Home Ministry.
2011-12 submitted on 10/10/2012
2010-11 submitted on 26/07/2011
2009-10 submitted on 15/11/ 2010
2008-09 submitted on 29/07/2009

When the ashram contacted the Ministry officials, they said that they have not updated their website and it will take time to update. The medias have taken information from the Home Ministry website.

Download Home Ministry acknowledgements for the year 2009 – 2012

Shubamrita visits three African countries

Br. Shubamrita Chaitanya visited Botswana, Zambia and South Africa from April 2 to April 19.

Botswana
Two public programmes were held in Gaborone. It was Br. Shubamrita’s third visit to the country, and the programmes evoked a very good response.

Zambia
It was the first time that a representative from Amma’s organization visited Zambia. Br. Shubarmtia held talks, devotional singing, meditation sessions and house visits in Lusaka and Livingstone. The two public programmes were held in Lusaka, in the Radha Krishna Mandir and in the Vedanta Centre. In total, more than 500 people attended both events. He also addressed a gathering of LILA, an organization supporting many deserving causes in Zambia, on “Amma’s Mission and Vision.”

South Africa
Last on his tour, Br. Shubamrita visited three cities in South Africa: Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. Apart from two evening programmes in Johannesburg, Br. Shubamrita also addressed 600 students of Lenasia South Secondary School on April 12th. The talk was titled “Embrace Your Dreams” and encouraged the students to pursue their individual talents and capacities.

Then Br. Shubamrita visited a school and handed out free lunch packets to children from challenged backgrounds and interact with them. He also had a meeting with Ms. Nozipho January-Bardill, Committee member on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Board, and Founding Chair of SA Gender Education and Training Network, who expressed great admiration of Amma’s humanitarian work and conveyed her invitation to Amma to visit South Africa and extend her arms of compassion to the less fortunate of this country.

April 14th, which is celebrated as Vishu, Bihu, and Baisakhi in India, was celebrated by Br. Shubamrita in Sarva Dharma Ashram in Durban, where he was invited for a talk. Durban being the home to the largest Indian population outside of India, many South African Indians were happy to have an opportunity to take part in the satsang and bhajans. After the talk, he distributed meal packs to several hundred children from the surrounding settlements and paid a visit to nearby old-age home and orphanage.

As the last stop of the tour, Br. Shubamrita held an evening programme in the Sufi Temple in Cape Town on April 15th. Members of all sections of society attended the event and the enlightening talk: “Happiness is a Decision.” They also participated in the soulful bhajans and guided meditation. The last programme in Cape Town was held at the Brave Foundation headquarters on the 17th.

This journey showed that this part of the world has already been bated in Amma’s river of love–a river that is ever ready to grow in size and depth through the sincere devotion and longing of Amma’s African children.

– Nath

Swami Amritaswarupananda to visit UAE

Swami Amritaswarupanada Puri to visit Bahrain, Kuwait and Dubai from 9th to 20th April.

Bahrain
Priyadarsini Auditorium, South Park Restaurant
9th April 2013 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
10th April 2013 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Kuwait
11th April 2013 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Indian Community Senior School, Salmiya

12th April 2013 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Salah Sheikh Bader Ahmed, Malik Al Sabah Hall, Abu Halifa

Dubai
14th April 2013 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
JSS Private School, Al Safa, Dubai

15th April 2013 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
JSS Private School, Al Safa, Dubai

16th April 2013, 5 p.m. onwards
Foodlands Banquet Hall, Abu Dhabi

17th April 2013, 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
JSS Private School, Al Safa, Dubai

18th April 2013, 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
JSS Private School, Al Safa, Dubai

19th April 2013, 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
JSS International School, Al Barsha, Dubai

20th April 2013, 8 a.m. onwards
Retreat

Swami Amritaswarupananda to visit Dubai

Swami Amritaswarupananda to visit Dubai from  Dec 21 to 26.
During his week long visit, he will hold Bhajans, Satsangs and retreats at different venues.

21, 23 Dec 2011
7.30 pm to 10.00 JSS Private School, Al Safa, Dubai

22 Dec  2011
5 pm onwards Foodlands banquet hall, Abudabi

24 Dec 2011
Retreat

25, 26 Dec 2011
7.30 pm to 10.00 JSS Private School, Al Safa, Dubai

28Dec 2011
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m Indian Community Senior Girls School, Salmiyah, Kuwait

 

 

Contact numbers:
050 6574916 [Gopi Menon] email: ammagopi{at}hotmail.com
050 6462266 [Jeyram] email: jaimaa{at}emirates.net.ae

Swami Ramakrishnananda to visit Hong Kong & South America

Hong Kong

September 10, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
IAM Course (Registration required)
Venue: Estoril Court Residence Club, Block 2, 55, Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong
September 1, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Satsang, Bhajans, Meditation
Venue: Happy Valley Temple, Hong Kong.
Contact: Priya +852- 54100442

Lima, Peru

September 19, IAM course
September 20, 7:00 p.m.
Satsang, Bhajans, Meditation
Venue: Auditorio de la Derrama Magisterial, Av. Gregorio Escobar 591, Jesus Maria
September 21, 7:00 p.m.
Satsang, Bhajans, Meditation
Venue: Auditorio Colegio Santa Ursula, Calle Salamanca 125 – San Isidro
Contact: Central@ammaperu.org, Tel- 981709746, 999949477

São Paulo, Brazil

September 23, 8:30 p.m.
Satsang, Bhajans, Meditation
September 24, 6:30 p.m.
Satsang, Bhajans, Meditation
Venue: Espaço Singular R. Estados Unidos, 1097 – Jd. Paulista
Contact: Tel: Gopikrisna / Geraldo: (11) 5543-4088

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

September 25, 6:00 p.m.
Satsang, Bhajans, Meditation
Venue: Forte do Leme, Praça Almirante Júlio de Noronha, s/nº – Leme

Araruama, Brazil

September 26, 7:00 p.m.
Satsang, Bhajans, Meditation
Venue: Amrita Temple, Rua Simonides Nunes Almeida Filho, 296 – Fonte Limpa
Contact: Tel: Aradhana: (21) 8858-2709, Amarjith: (21) 8856-2709

Viña del Mar, Chile

September 30, 7:30 p.m.
Satsang, Bhajans, Meditation
Venue: Universidad del Mar (Campus Reñaca)

Santiago, Chile

October 1, 10:00 a.m.
Satsang, Bhajans, Meditation
Venue: Teatro Matucana 100
Contact: Matías Sjögren, informacion@ammachile.cl, www.ammachile.cl, Tel: 56-9-77780917

Swami Ramakrishna to visit China

Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri will be visiting Shanghai, China for two days, 12 & 13 March. He will give a talk, bhajans and will conduct an IAM meditation class. Talks will be in English and translated into Chinese.

Venue: Raja Yoga, Xujiahui, 3rd floor, No 88, Xingeng Road, Xu Hui District.
Bus 864/42/Metro Line1
contact: reservations@iamcn.org
web www.iamcn.org

Swami Amritaswarupanda to visit UAE

swamijiSwami Amritaswarupanda to visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi from 17th Jan 2011.
During his one week program, he will hold, satsang, bhajan, meditation and retreat at different places.
The programs are listed below.

17th Jan 2011, 7:30pm – 10:00 pm
Satsang and Bhajans @ Astoria Hotel, Dubai

18th Jan 2011, 7:30pm – 10:00 pm
Satsang and Bhajans @ Astoria Hotel, Dubai

19th Jan 2011, 5 pm onwards
NMC Hall, Abu Dhabi

20th Jan 2011, 7:30pm – 10:00 pm
Satsang and Bhajans @ JSS Int’l School, Dubai

21st Jan.’2011, 7:30pm – 10:00 pm
Sarvaiswarya Pooja and Bhajans @ Astoria Hotel, Dubai

22nd Jan 2011, 11:00 a.m. onwards
Retreat

contact numbers are 050-6574916 [Gopi] or 050-6462266 [Jeyram]

Pazhassi Raja award to MAM

19 Feburary, New Delhi

The President of India Mrs. Pratibha Patil presented the ‘Dharama Ghadga’ award to Swami Amritaswarupananda today at Rashtrapati Bhavan.  Swamiji accepted the award on behalf of MAM for the charitable activities undertaken by the MATH.

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The Pazhassi Raja National Royal Awards are distributed by the Pazhassi Raja Charitable Trust for exceptional contributors to society from all walks of life.

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Above: Swamiji is seated next to the other award recipients in their respective fields, including: Amitabh Bachchan, (acting) Dr. Bala Murali Krishna (music), ISRO Chairman Dr. K Radha Krishnan (science), Shashi Tharoor (statesman), Hariharan (music direction)

Swami Ramakrishnananda to visit S.America

Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri’s South American Tour- March 2010

Caracas, Venezuela
Saturday, March 6- 2pm
Satsang, bhajans and meditation.

Location:
El Muro de la Paz,
Calle Cabriales con Luis Roche
Quinta LakLuk,
Colinas de Bello Monte

Sunday, March 7- 9am
IAM Course
Location- TBD
Contact:
Tel. 00 58416 116-5544 email: tarinima_amma@yahoo.com

Lima, Peru

Monday and Tuesday, March 8 and 9- 7pm
Satsang, bhajans and meditation.
Location: Club Social Miraflores
Malecón de la Reserva 535, Miraflores
Contact:
http://www.ammaperu.com.pe/


São Paulo, Brazil
Friday, March 12- 8pm
Saturday, March 13- 7pm
Satsang, bhajans and meditation.
Location:
Senac Lapa Faustolo
Rua Faustolo, 1347 – Lapa
São Paulo – SP
Contact:
amma-sp@ammabrasil.org
or call: (11) 5543-4088

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sunday, March 14- Sunday 6.00 pm
Satsang, bhajans Q&A and meditation.

Location:
Hotel Excelsior
Av. Atlantica, 1800 Copacabana
Monday, March 15- 7pm
Satsang, Puja, bhajans and meditation.

Location:
Amrita Temple
Rua Simonides N. A. Filho, 296 – Bairro Fonte Limpa

Contact:
Rio & Araruama
amma-rj@ammabrasil.org
or call: (21) 3521-8371.