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Amma in the California hills

8 June – 20 June 2004 – San Ramon, California, United States of America For Amma’s devotees in the United States, Her programmes at the M.A. Center in San Ramon, California are always very special. The ashram is tucked amidst the rolling, golden hills of northern California. Its dirt roads and wooded lake help one […]

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Amma in San Ramon 2003

2003, San Ramon Amma visited San Ramon in the summer of 2003. Outdoor meditation with Amma was started early Morning. Amma’s Satsang was there before her darshan followed by babies for their first meal from Amma.

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Torah – Shabbas Queen, the Shekinah

6 June 2002, San Ramon-Continued from ‘Torah – Observant Devotees‘ But what about this kneeling business – granted, on one level it is simply the physical position necessary if you’re going to nestle into the lap of a seated person. (In fact, in India where the immense crowds necessitate a much faster pace, Mother often […]

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Amma, let us hear your voice

4 June 2002, San Ramon, CA Today was the first day of programs at Amma’s San Ramon ashram. Before Amma began giving satsang this evening, She asked if it would be enough if She simply answered any questions Her children might have, rather than giving a discourse as She usually does at the beginning of […]

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Unrelenting Compassion

8 June 2001 San Ramon On the cover of the CD that Jason gave Mother a couple of years ago was the picture of a slim, hauntingly handsome young man. There was something ethereal in his innocent face. He held an electric guitar. He was a rock guitarist. His songs had titles like “Primal” and […]

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Walking darshan

6 June, San Ramon “Like a deer caught in headlamps,” Sue said. That’s how she felt: frozen, unable to move, stunned. But the comparison shouldn’t be carried too far: she was not about to be shot by a hunter, nor run over by a speeding car. It’s just that, all unexpected, Mother walked by. It […]

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Early Christmas

14 – 23 November 2000 Winter visits to San Ramon and Ann Arbor, USA It was an early Christmas for Amma’s American devotees. The most precious gift of all – Amma’s divine presence – arrived in San Francisco for her November visit following the European Tour. The November programmes in the U.S. have the atmosphere […]

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US Yatra 2000

June-July 2000, US Cities Seattle, Washington Because of the ever-increasing number of people coming for the programmes both the public programmes and the retreat were held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, in the north of the city. On Saturday afternoon, after the meditation, Amma served dinner to every devotee and then sat at the table […]