Marco Gabriel Reyes Grieves is currently visiting Amritapuri ashram for a period of 14 weeks with his parents – his father is Mexican and his mother is American. Marco is from Mexico where he lives in a small village right next to one of Mexico’s most famous archeological sites, the ancient city of Teotihuacan with […]


On 1st November we started meditation class early at 6:30am at CRPF Kondagaon headquarters, 188 Batallion. The soldiers felt very good. Even though they were doing yoga, the soldiers had been wanting a meditation technique desperately. After learning IAM Technique, they felt the power and efficacy of the technique. Most soldiers we spoke to, said […]


We reached the Raipur (Capital of Chhatisgarh) on 29th october. From there to Kondagaon was a few hours of bus ride. Next morning we taught meditation to students of government school of Deurbal village, which is one of the Amma’s adopted villages. The students were very happy and quite naughty. They did not hesitate to […]


Around midnight during Devi Bhava in Toulon, I decided to take a tour of the venue, frankly hoping to find something interesting to write about. As I walked by the token distribution point, I saw a sign saying- Token distribution is finished. But who knows what can happen? What can happen? Only the Lord knows! […]


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 […]


Yet again another IAM training camp in Chandigarh. The morning was little chilly but soon the bright sun came up. After the introductory talk, there was an interesting Question and Answer session. The real fun began after the tea break with Walking meditation. Walking meditation really opened up every one – there were smiles on […]


Soon after Devi Bhava ended at the MA Center in Germany, we began the drive to her program in Houten, Netherlands. We passed through charming small towns with their steeply roofed, two story houses with wooden shutters and window boxes and down through spectacularly beautiful forested hills to the flatter farming country below. Fields of […]


Although there are many health, nutrition, and educational deficiencies in Indian villages, I am always struck by the things that are healthy about village life. Many smart, happy people have emerged from modest village roots. I am staying in an AmritaServe adopted village, Hadiabad, Bihar, with the R.P. Singh family. Three brothers, their wives, children […]


Musahar is a caste originally known as the “Rat Catchers”. Although they no longer practice that craft, they are still severly marginalised. Their village of Ratanpur is one of two Amrita Serve adopted villages in Bihar. Huts are made of mud. Pigs are raised and roam everywhere. Many children go unwashed even though there are […]