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The peace you are searching will find it tonight here

14-15 Oct, Dublin, Ireland – Europe Yatra 2016

On Amma’s 9th visit to Ireland, she held two days of programs at the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin. The programs were well attended, with devotees and newcomers from all over Ireland making the trip to Dublin to spend a few precious moments in Amma’s arms and to bask in the peace and bliss that naturally attends her presence.

Amma also gave two satsangs over the course of her visit, pointing out worldwide societal trends and she feels need to be addressed if humanity is to have any hope of living in harmony with one another and with Mother Nature. Amma also spoke about the means to find inner peace and to spread peace through our thoughts, words and actions.
On the occasion of Amma’s visit, Amma’s devotees in Ireland announced a pledge to plant 1,000 trees as a humble effort on their part to live Amma’s message of caring for the plant. Amma blessed the first ten saplings and presented them to members of AYUDH and GreenFriends, Amma’s grassroots, worldwide environmental movement.

In welcoming Amma to Ireland, Deputy Mayor Genockey reflected, “Amma’s work is hugely inspirational. Her work with the homeless, the hungry and those who have suffered from manmade and natural disasters is something to behold.”

Councillor Cormac Devlin added: “There isn’t a politician in the world who can’t take Amma’s message and relate that to his or her own locality, or indeed their country. There are many challenges in this world, be they globally or domestically. One quote Amma’s in particular that struck a chord with me was this: ‘Love is our essence. It has no limitations such as race, religion, nationality or caste. We are all beads strung together on the same thread of love. To spread that love is our inherent nature. This is the true aim of human life.’ It really is remarkable to have so many people gathered here this evening and over the weekend, all run by volunteers.”
Senator Lynn Ruane praised Amma as a universal symbol of motherhood: “It doesn’t matter where you go in the world, ‘mother’ means more than giving birth. Mothering is a love, a giving, and nurturing and supporting someone who relies on you – whether indefinitely or even momentarily, whether that is an individual person, or a marginalized group as a whole. Mother is a building block for the world around us. She is an educator, a protector, and a teacher of compassion. Mother is a building block of the foundation of life… Amma has devoted her life to easing the suffering of humanity. And I would like to thank you, Amma, for being such a committed, passionate matriarch of humanity.”
Senator TD Sean Crowe spoke a few words in Gaelic, the native language of Ireland, meaning: “You bring peace, tranquility and happiness everywhere you go, and I am sure you will bring it here.” In releasing the annual AYUDH Summit Commemorative Souvenir, he referenced its core message of peace, saying, “You are all here searching for peace, and I hope you find it tonight.


The Chairman of Amma Ireland closed the formal program with a prayer which he said would resonate with the hearts of all of Amma’s children in Ireland: “Amma, please visit us every year.” This was met with loud cheers and applause by the assembled crowd, who clearly shared in his innocent desire.

During Amma’s darshan, there were many local performances. Highlights included spellbinding performances by Kila, hailed as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands, as well as renowned musicians Maighread, Triona Ni Dhomhnaill, Denis O’Hagan, and Donal Lunny. Program attendees also enjoyed the meditative atmosphere created by Vedic chanting by students of John Scottus School, whose voices resonated in unison.

The Citywest Convention Centre reverberated, over the course of those two days, with many languages – Malayalam, Sanskrit, Gaelic, English, and the languages of Europe as people had traveled from all over the continent to be with Amma. But whatever language each one spoke – they also shared a common tongue: the universal language of love.

-Dass

 

 

 

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Amma inspires, uplifts and transforms

11-12 Oct, London, UK – Europe Yatra 2016

Amma’s Europe Yatra started with public programs at Alexandra Palace, London. Thousands had poured in from all parts of England to see Amma. In addition to giving Satsang and Darshan during the two days of programs, Amma sang bhajans, and led everyone in meditation and prayers for world peace.

Dr. Mohan Kaul, founding Director General and retired Chairman of the Commonwealth Business Council, welcomed Amma on the behalf of devotees and said, “Amma is a divine soul and has devoted her life to promoting spirituality along with love and compassion. Her entire life has been dedicated to alleviating the pain of the poor and of those suffering physically and emotionally. Amma inspires, uplifts and transforms through embraces, through her spiritual wisdom, and through her worldwide volunteer social service organisation.”


During the programs, AYUDH (Amma’s youth organization), which has been planting trees for many years, had saplings blessed by Amma.

-Tulasi

 

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Amma’s America Yatra 2016 Nov

East Coast Programs

Detroit, MI
November 20th: Public Programs (Morning 10am and evening 730pm)
November 21st – 23rd: East Coast Retreat

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West Coast Programs

San Francisco Bay Area
November 25th and 26th: Public Programs (November 25th – all day program starting at 11am, November 26th two programs starting at 10am and 730pm)
November 27th – 29th: West Coast Retreat

 

Note: Details of the venues will be announced next week. Until then please do not contact hotels.

 

 

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Amma’s Europe Yatra 2016

Amma will visit 10 cities in 8 countries of Europe and will hold satsangs, bhajans, meditation and will give darshan – meet the people who come to the program.

October 11-12 : London, United Kingdom
Daily two programs 10am & 730pm
Venue: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London N22 7AY
Website: www.amma.org.uk
email: info (at) amma.org.uk
Phone: +44 (0)7748 239345
October 14-15: Dublin, Ireland
Daily two programs 10am & 730pm
Venue: Citywest Convention Centre, Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin
Website: www.ammaireland.org
email: help ( at) ammaireland.org
Phone: +353 (0) 86 890 7687
October 17-19: Houten, Holland
17: All-day programme, starting at 11am;
18 & 19: two programs 10am & 730pm
Venue: Expo Houten, Meidoornkade 24, 3992 AE Houten
Website: www.amma.nl
email: info (at) amma.nl
Phone: (19h-21h) +31 (0)685 70 25 26 (Netherlands)
Phone: (19h-21h) +32 (0)470 52 13 05 (Belgium)
October 21-23 : Winterthur, Switzerland
21: All-day programme, starting at 11am;
22 & 23: two programs 10am & 730pm
Venue: Eulach Hallen, Wartstrasse 73, 8400 Winterthur
Website: www.amma.ch
email: info (at) amma.ch
Phone: (9-18h) Ziegelhütte +41 (0)52 318 13 00
Phone: (17-21h) H. Fürer, +41 (0)44 8530429
October 26-28: Paris, France
Website: www.etw-france.org
email:paris-info (at) etw-france.org
Phone: (2pm – 9:30pm) (French only) +33 (0)160751176 (Christine)
Phone: (7pm – 9:30pm) (French, English, Italian) +33 (0)148938572 (Atulya)
October 30-November 01: M.A. Center, Hof Herrenberg, Germany (near Frankfurt)
30: All-day programme, starting at 11am;
31 & 01: two programs 10am & 730pm
Venue: Seminarzentrum Hof Herrenberg, Hof Herrenberg 1, 64753 Brombachtal
Please visit www.amma.de for details about parking / carpooling.
Website: www.amma.de
email: zentrum (at) amma.de
email for volunteers (seva): seva.hofherrenberg (at) amma.de
Phone: +49 (0)6063 579933

November 3-5: Barcelona, Spain
3: All-day programme, starting at 11am;
4 & 5 : two programs 10am & 730pm
Venue: Palau Sant Jordi, Passeig Olimpic, 5-7, 08038 Barcelona.
Website: http://www.amma-spain.org/
email for volunteers: seva (at) amma-spain.org
Phone: +34 948236729
Phone: +34 687747719
November 7-9: Toulon, France
7: All-day programme, starting at 11am;
8 & 9 : two programs 10am & 730pm
Venue: Salle Zenith Omega, Boulevard Commandant Nicolas, 83000 Toulon
Website: www.amma-france.org
email: toulon-info (at) etw-france.org
Phone: (until 9pm) (French only) +33 (0)671 39 69 92 (Punyavati)
Phone: (1pm – 9pm) (English, French) +33 (0)6 99 41 59 60
Phone: (7pm – 9:30pm) (English, French, Italian) +33 (0)1 48 93 85 72 (Atulya)

November 11-13: Milano, Italy
11: All-day programme, starting at 11am;
12 & 13: two programs 10am & 730pm
Venue: Centro Congressi ed Esposizioni Malpensafiere, via XI Settembre, 16 – Busto Arsizio (VA)
Website: www.amma-italia.it
email: info (at) amma-italia.it
email: helpdesk (at) amma-italia.it Phone: +39 3493699460 (Raul)
Phone: (6pm – 11pm) (English) +39 338 5349 318 (Giuliana)

November 15-17: Munich, Germany
15: All-day programme, starting at 11am;
16 & 17: two programs 10am & 730pm
Venue: Kulturhalle Zenith, Lilienthalallee 29 (Freimann), 80939 München
Website: www.amma.de
email: muenchen-info (at) amma.de
Phone: +49 (0)8331 974 098
Phone during programme: +49 (0)89 32350030

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Amma in Toronto

July 11-14, Toronto, Canada – America Yatra 2016

Amma has been touring length and breadth of America for the past 6 weeks.

After finishing her programs in North America, Amma and the tour group reached Toronto in Canada, the capital of Ontario state. Sri Dinesh Bhatia, Consul General of India garlanded Amma and welcomed Amma to Canada. Mrs Indira Harris, Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament, garlanded Amma on behalf of the Ontario government.

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23rd Prime Minister of Canada Hon. Justin Pierre and His wife Madam Sophie sent a special welcome letter to Amma. It was read out by their representative.

Each year Amma Canada has been awarding financial support to deserving youth. The financial aid helps youth to take up higher studies at a university. Amma awarded this year’s Financial support for Higher education, to Mr. Dipesh.

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Also, Amma conducted Spiritual retreat in which thousands participated in prayer for the world peace, meditation. Amma personally distributed prasad to all of them.

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-Tulasi

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Amma in Washington DC

8-9 July, Washington, D.C, America Yatra 2016

Amma held two days of programs at the Marriott Gateway in Chrystal City, Arlington, VA.

During the programs, local devotees sang bhajans, and put on a wonderful dance depicting stories from Amma’s life.

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Amma in Boston

5-6 July, Boston, MA, America Yatra 2016

Amma held two days of programs of Satsang, Bhajan and Darshan at the Best Western Royal Plaza and Hotel in Marlboro, MA. During the program, local devotees sang bhajans and danced.

 

 

 

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Amma in New York

1-3 July, New York, America Yatra 2016

Amma returned to the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City for the 5th consecutive year to hold three days of programs. Thousands of people from the metropolitan area came for Amma’s darshan. 71 students from Columbia University’s Spirituality Mind Body Institute also came to see Amma and inquired how they could help with Embracing the World.

During the programs, local devotees sang bhajans and put on traditional Indian dances.

On the road from Chicago to New York, Amma stopped with the tour group to meditate and sing. Here she is singing in praise of the Creator who is one with creation.

-Tulasi

 

 

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Amma in Chicago Ashram

27-29 June, Chicago, IL, America Yatra 2016

A freshly painted hall welcomed Amma to her Chicago Ashram as she returned for the 5th consecutive year. She led all in Meditation, Bhajans gave talks and Darshan on these two days.

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During the first day of programs, area Satsangs put on a number of cultural programs. Bala Kendra students chanted Gita, put on a performance medley depicting the stories of Haunman, Ganesha, and Krishna, and sang bhajans. They also put on a performance embracing Amma’s message that kids these days are spending too much time on electronics. In the play, kids learn that playing outside, helping nature by planting trees, and doing seva together is more fun and beneficial.

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Local Chicago AYUDH youth sang bhajans and put on a dance about Krishna and Radha. Members of the Chicago area satsang peformed a Kaikottikali dance, followed by a fusion of Marathi, Gugurati, and Bhangra style dancing.

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At the end of the day program, Amma sang two new English bhajans and one new Punjabi bhajan, then danced briefly before leaving the stage.

-Tulasi

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Amma in Texas

24-25 Jun, Ft. Worth, Texas – America Yatra 2016

This year’s programs in Texas were held at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in Ft. Worth, TX, about 45 minutes west of Dallas.

On the first morning, four local civil representatives were on hand to garland Amma. Welcoming Amma to Ft. Worth, Mr. Jameson addressed Amma and the gathered crowd: ‘Amma, and all of you that have joined us here today, it is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to a city, perhaps known as a city of cowboys and culture, but I think most notably known as a city of great generosity, humanity, and a generous sense of welcome. Your message of peace and love is gratefully received here today and we are honored by your presence.’

Ms. Zadeh also spoke: ‘I know that the energy of peace and love that is generated through this event this morning will permeate our city and stay with us long after you have left.’
Attending the first evening program were two representatives from the Chinmaya Mission – Swami Sarveshananda, Resident Acharya of the Chinmayi Mission in Dallas, TX; and Abhishek Chaitanya Giri from the Chinmayi Mission in Rishikesh, India.

Devotees from regional satsangs in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and surrounding areas put on a variety of cultural performances during the programs. These included a Bharatnatyam dance depicting the form Ardhanarishwara, a veena performance, and Bhangra dancing celebrating Lord Ganesha.

-Tulasi