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Cultural

Programme in Kanazawa Buddhist Temple

30 Oct 2015, Ishikawa The public program in Ishikawa Prefecture was held in the Koya-san Shingon-shu Daiohji Temple. The temple was originally built 1300 years ago, and was restored in 1745 after a damaging fire. The program started with a Buddhist Sutra chanted by the female head monk. Swami Poornamritananda gave a spiritual talk about […]

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Around Amma 2015 Europe 2015

Amma will inspire us all

22-24 October, MA Center Germany – Europe Yatra 2015 For the first time ever, Amma held a programme at MA Center Germany. It so happened that the programme started on the auspicious day of Vijayadasami. On this day, while giving darshan, Amma did not forget to initiate Her children in India into letters through a […]

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Navaratri

Tokyo Navaratri Festival

25 Oct 2015, Tokyo, Japan The traditional Indian festival of Navaratri was celebrated with a one-day retreat led by Swami Poornamritananda. Just before the ceremony, participants offered various tools, equipment, and utensils in front of goddess Saraswati as part of Ayudha puja. In the morning, everyone participated in a Saraswati puja guided by Swamiji. After […]

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Around Amma 2015 Europe 2015

Amma is the person who has touched my life the most

18-20 Oct, Paris – Europe Yatra 2015 The fourth stop on Amma’s 2015 European Yatra was in Cergy-Pontoise (near Paris, France). Every year on this tour some of the biggest crowds turn out in this city and this year was no different. Massive crowds came every day and filled the large hall awaiting their chance […]

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Value Education

Vijaya Raksha: A movement for Respecting women on Navaratri

Students of Amrita University are using this year’s Navaratri festival to launch an initiative designed to make respect for women‬ and girls‬ both cool and a matter of personal pride. Named as Vijaya Raksha, started with the blessings of Amma, the campaign aims to bring a social change through a religious festival. It is initiated […]

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Around Amma 2015 Europe 2015

Amma in Munich

10-12 October, Munich, Germany – Europe Yatra 2015 The second stop on Amma’s European Yatra was Munich, Germany. Immediately after the end of the final program in Barcelona, Amma and the group travelled more than 1300km across Europe from the Iberian peninsula to the heart of Bavaria. Even though Amma arrived and the group arrived […]

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Around Amma 2015 Europe 2015 Meditation

Planting Trees in the Desert: Meditation and Service at the prison in Barcelona

Inspired by Amma’s example, our volunteers working out of Barcelona, Spain have been running an outreach program with the nearby Quatre Camins prison for the past three years. The outreach is led by social worker Amparo Saavedra, who says that she wanted to find ways to incorporate everything she has learned from Amma about peace […]

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Around Amma 2015 Ashram Life

Turning into smiling ones, reflecting the joy of the moment

4 October 2015, Amritapuri The day Amma would leave for the Europe tour, she came to the Kali Temple around 11 am and the for the next 3 hours, meditated, answered questions, gave advice, cracked jokes, gave a couple thousand people Prasad lunch, gave a quick darshan and finished off by singing and dancing her […]

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Around Amma 2015 Community Out Reach Europe 2015

It is the message of peace, equality and unity

October 6-8, Barcelona, Spain – Europe Yatra 2015 On all the three days huge crowds lined up around the block for their chance to meet Amma. Many were coming to meet Amma for the first time but others, like the Mayor, the Honorable Josep Mayoral, have been coming yearly to welcome Amma. Granollers, Spain, has […]

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101 Village adoption

Amrita Water Distribution System: Water Management in Rural India

Oct 2015 Under our Amrita SeRVe initiative–101 village adoption program–the people of the villages of Harirampur of Rajasthan; Guptapada, Odisha; and Komalikudi of Kerala are now able to receive water through an underground pipeline system in front of their houses. In all these villages, pipelines were laid, overhead water tanks were built, pump sets were […]