Amma in SF Bay Area


Amma in SF Bay Area on June 7, 2016 in Castro Valley, CA : “A continuous stream of love flows from me to all of creation. This is my inborn nature. The duty of a doctor is to treat patients. In the same way, m y duty is to console those who are suffering.” - Amma. Amma says that love expressed is compassion, and compassion means accepting the needs and sorrows of others as one's own.
Nestled in beautiful rolling hills, the M.A. Center was Amma's first U.S. ashram. Visitors come from all over the United States and the world to attend Amma's Summer and Fall programs. Inaugurated in 1989, it was one of only a few ashrams to be established in her name outside of India at that time. It serves as an organizational center for Amma's global humanitarian activities as well as a spiritual retreat center for North America. Outside of her main ashram in India, Amma has spent more time at the San Ramon center than anywhere else in the world, making it a unique and inspiring place to visit.
The land around M.A. Center has a rich ecosystem with organic gardens, fruit orchards, creeks, ponds and wildlife. The center is dedicated to putting into practice Amma's teachings on caring for the earth and strives to be a model of environmental sustainability.
M.A. Center is the physical home to a small group of residents, and the spiritual home for hundreds of people from the greater San Francisco Bay Area. On Saturdays, everyone comes together to participate in service opportunities and attend programs. This wider community also participates in special events throughout the year, including spiritual retreats, environmental workshops, and holiday celebrations. People also meet regularly in local area small community groups, called more

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