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 […]

Ma! Thy Effulgent Form is Infinite Beauty Personified, Th’ Divine Lotus whose fragrance felt by Yogis, Omnipresent, Yogis humming, “Om Om Om” know it to be th’ most blessed, May I be the blessed Yogi Swan at Thy Holiest Lotus Feet. Ma, the lotus bloomed in the lake named Manasorvar, Permeated its fragrance enticing the […]

As she smiles the Sun, Moon and stars fade. The Universe bows down at her lotus feet. Entire galaxies revolve around her love. The five elements of world create a canopy. The air around her gets purified. The sweet fragrance of love streams of her heart. The water she touches turns into the Holy Ganges. […]

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Kudara village is located at the foot hills of Harmukh mountain in Kashmir. Harmukh is the 2nd highest mountain peak in kashmir region. Kudara has population of nearly 5000. This village remains cut off during winters due to heavy snow. Most of the villagers are nomads and keep migrating. We conducted our next medical camp […]

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For the second year in a row, Japanese university students have come to Chandrapuri to help with Amma’s Uttarakhand Rehabilitation Projects. Last year they built houses for flood victims. This year 65 members of International Volunteer University Students Association will focus their work on two area schools. After two days travel from Delhi by train […]

Yesterday evening, as Amma was leaving the stage, I was there waiting for her passage with others and was so happy when she touched our outstretched hands. When she reached the steps leading to her room, Soham, the one year old little blond devotee was waiting for her, carried by his mom Sudha. Amma stood […]

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Local doctors from Kashmir are still helping us with conducting medical camps in the Kashmir valley. On 9th February, a camp was organized in the village Kunzpora. The team was surprised to find that this was the first medical camp here post devastating floods last year. The team was able to cater to around 500 […]

Sitting near Amma saw another amazing baby interaction. New York Abeyada comes to sit for meditation on stage during Amma’s darshan holding her one and a half year old baby Lalita. Lalita, however, has other plans… no sitting quietly for her. She wants one thing and one thing only – to get to Amma. It […]

During most Saturday programs at M. A. Center, I sit in the back of the hall cutting out old photos of Amma from cassette covers, calendars, and various outdated printed material to recycle or frame. Inevitably, a few children – maybe 4 or 5, sometimes more – will stop by to help along with a […]