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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.

Religious Leaders Sign Declaration Against Modern Slavery

L'Huffington Post | Guilia Belardelli | Posted 12.03.2014 | Religion

Empathy, love, respect, equality: these are the common denominators which caused the leaders of the world’s major religions to sign a declaration co...

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.

Conversations with Melanie and Steve Forbert, Plus Noah Chenfeld's 'Suddenly End'

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.23.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


20 Visionary Women in New Angella Nazarian Book, 'Pioneers of the Possible'

Jay Weston | Posted 05.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Nazarian selected 20 stirring success stories of women, some living and some deceased, who have made a difference. The list includes writers, artists, politicians, spiritual leaders, business moguls, architects, athletes and activists.

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.

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.