Devgain is one of the adopted villages by Amma. It is situated in Jharkhand state. We visited this village in order to share Amma’s teachings and to inspire the village folk. The village people were dispersed here and there but waiting when we reached. A blind man from the village started speaking impromptu about Amma […]


For various reasons, not everyone went with Amma for the Finland program. Different groups were housed at her Dutch and two French ashrams. I was with the group staying at Centre Amma du Plessis, her first ashram established in France near Chartres, and an hour and a half from Paris. This is probably her most […]


As part of Amma’s 62nd Birthday Celebration, hundreds of women (and few men) from adopted villages across India came to Amritapuri. Many are enrolled in “Women Empowerment: Sanitation Project” vocational classes in their home villages. Taking advantage of the training facilities and skilled instructors at Amritapuri, additional workshops were offered in subjects such as Block […]

The temple of Your heart Is my home Of prayers I build my altar In the secret Of Your smile I drink at the fountain Of eternity In the depth of Your eyes You water my roses With Your tears Of compassion You build my life With your warm Embrace And when I look Into […]


I told Amma how I was thankful to her for making the environment for me to participate in volunteer activity in India. Amma kindly took away my anguish and nervousness in my daily life


They probably came first for a free meal, then a safe place to play. Many attend the after school tuition classes. Some accompany Swami on his morning walks or do yoga with him. These are the neighborhood kids from slum who make Amma’s Delhi Ashram their second home.     They are everywhere, usually in […]


A large tract of land near Delhi (Faridabad) has been acquired for a new Amrita Hospital and University. Until construction begins, Amma has instructed the land be used for farming. More than 50% of the 1000+ kilos of fresh vegetables to be served during her Delhi Program will come from this farm. An additional blessing […]


After demolishing a derelict school building in just two days, the IVUSA student volunteers from Japan took a welcome break to play Holi. The village of Batwadi where we have built most of our “Amma Houses”hosted a wonderful party with bhajans, a dance by the children,followed by many kilos of color. It was an experience […]

I recently joined a Laughter Yoga (Hasya Yoga) Therapy course at Amritapuri. Though I was vaguely aware of the feel-good effects of laughter, I had never thought to seek out more opportunities for laughter in my life. Well into my first class, I realized there would be much less downward facing dog poses and handstands […]