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My Honest Experience Meeting Amma, the Hugging Saint

Cathy Margel | Posted 09.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Cathy Margel

I kept hearing about Amma. She just kept popping up in books and conversations. So when I found out she would be in NYC last month, I knew I had to ...

Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi) Begins Her North American Tour in Seattle; Thousands Attend at No Charge

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
L. Steven Sieden

In 1953 Mata Amritanandamayi (a.k.a. Amma) was born poor in a small coastal village in Southern India. Today she tours the world with an entourage (t...

HH the Karmapa Teaches on Compassion in Seattle - If You Can Afford It

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 05.14.2016 | Religion
L. Steven Sieden

Nalandabodhi sponsored the final stop of HH the Karmapa's US tour last weekend, and the 1,200 people who attended his public teachings last Saturday had the rare and auspicious opportunity to spend some time with a revered young global spiritual leader.

Start Living Life to the Fullest: Powerful Phrases to Inspire you to Spiritual Greatness

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesica L. Santos

I have selected 75 phrases that have had a profound impact in my life throughout the years. It is my sincere hope that they will deeply inspire you to reach a higher level of awareness and lasting fulfillment in your life in all the realms.

Amma's Seeds Thrive in Illinois

Sally Duros | Posted 08.18.2014 | Chicago
Sally Duros

Today she travels the world city to city offering thousands of hugs, setting an example of selfless giving that inspires others to give to each other and their communities, good deed by good deed.

Maybe the World Just Needs a Hug

Cate Montana | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Cate Montana

But in a world that so desperately needs love, perhaps the fact that there is a woman in the world who has hugged an estimated 33 million people, who shows no signs of stopping and who gives tirelessly of herself in pursuit of a vision for a better world is miracle enough.

Moms and Management Lessons

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women
Devishobha Ramanan

Looking back, I realize that my Mom -- or Amma, as I call her -- was the epitome of a good leader. As I go through the grind of corporate training and management jargon, I realize how amazingly simple she kept things in her day.

Celebrating Visionary Women of the World

Angella Nazarian | Posted 05.05.2012 | Women
Angella Nazarian

My hope is that the stories of these visionary women present to us the flame of the passionate life, the knife of insight, and the courage to stand for what one sees without looking away.

Amma: The Divine Mother Embracing The World

Laura Amazzone | Posted 08.19.2011 | Religion
Laura Amazzone

Although Amma is Hindu, she appeals to people from all walks of life because she speaks the language of the heart.

Amma The Hugging Saint's Answer To Natural Disasters And Suffering

Nicole Neroulias Gupte | Posted 07.31.2011 | Religion
Nicole Neroulias Gupte

Destroying forests, polluting rivers, cutting down trees. We have disturbed the balance of nature, disturbed the balance of the earth.

Being A Broad in India: Update from Amma's Ashram

Alyssa Pinsker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Alyssa Pinsker

Even though God feels very, very far away in America (especially in New Jersey), I remember that he or she is always with me, like Amma.

My Afternoon with Amma, the Hugging Saint

Anya Strzemien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anya Strzemien

On Tuesday I was hugged by Amma the Hugging Saint.

What Is This Thing Called Love?

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Our joy returns when we remember we are here for the sake of one another. It all gets down to love. It all gets down to noticing that goodness is in our midst.

Working With The Law Of Attraction - Day Two

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

I listened to the birds chirping away in the garden. Shining through the trees, the sun cast lacy patterns on the grass. I looked at Amma's picture ...