Her name is Mata Amritanandamayi, which translates into “Mother of Immortal Bliss”, but to millions around the world she is known as “Amma” (mother) or “Ammachi” (beloved mother). So approachable is she that many have to come to realize in her a love that is archetypal of “everybody’s Mother.”

When invited to speak at the United Nations, she is recognized as a “preeminent religious leader”. The media have dubbed her “the Mother of Compassion” because of the extensive humanitarian charities she has launched. The press have also nicknamed her “the Hugging Saint”, because of the loving embraces she has given tirelessly to thousands everyday for the last 30 years. It is estimated that Amma has already given over 20 million hugs!

Amma is almost here!

The July 2nd program will take place from 11am to 5pm at Roseland Ballroom, 239 W. 52nd Street (between 8th Ave. and Broadway, Manhattan).

July 3rd and 4th programs will be held at the Manhattan Center, 311 W. 34th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues, Manhattan). July 3rd programs will take place at 10am and 7:30pm. On July 4th there will be a program at 10am and Devi Bhava, a celebration dedicated to world peace, begins at 7pm. Tokens will be given out an hour before each program begins.