MARLBOROUGH, MA–World-renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) returns to New England June 28 & 29, offering her unique motherly embrace to each person who comes to meet her. Amma has hugged over 36 million people worldwide and many express feeling unconditional love and total acceptance when hugged by her for the first time.
Amma’s international collective of charities, Embracing the World (ETW), is active in 30 countries and has dedicated $75 million to disaster relief and recovery. ETW provided immediate aid to victims in Japan, Haiti, Nepal and India, the 2004 South Asian Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, the Philippines typhoon, and severe flooding in multiple regions of India. ETW also provides free medical care, pensions for widows and disabled people, as well as vocational training and scholarships for the young. It runs orphanages in India and Kenya, and care homes for the elderly. In March 2018, ETW donated 3,000 pounds of food and essential items to victims of the Puerto Rico hurricane.
In October 2017, the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the “Jivamritam” project to provide filtration for clean drinking water to one crore (10 million) villagers throughout India. The initial phase of the project, wholly funded by Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM), is projected to cost Rs.100 crore (around $15 million.) More than 1 lakh villagers in Kerala and Haryana have already begun to receive clean drinking water through 128 water filtration units installed by volunteers from MAM.
Inspired by Amma’s teachings of selfless service, volunteers across New England, including at the MA Center in Boylston, MA, in 2017 prepared and delivered 790 meals to local shelters, and collected and donated 11,000 loaves of bread and 530 pairs of socks to homeless shelters. They also donated 1,200 lbs. of non-perishable and household items to area food pantries.
You are invited to experience Amma’s loving embrace in person at the Best Western Royal Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Rd. W., Marlborough, MA, on June 28 and 29. Free programs include inspirational music, meditation and spiritual discourse.
To receive a free token to have Amma’s embrace, please plan to arrive at least 90 minutes before the program. Tokens are limited by time constraints.
View a video about Amma and her charitable and humanitarian efforts around the world: https://vimeo.com/90720748