Meet AMMA and Get a Hug




Mata “AMMA” Amritanandamayi

Renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi, known simply as “AMMA” (which means “mother”), will be conducting free public programs at her Chicago Ashram from June 23 to 25. Free programs will be held during the day on June 23, and both in the mornings and evenings on June 24 and 25. Amma will host a special Atma Puja for World Peace program on her final evening in Chicago on June 25. During the programs, guests are invited to enjoy individual blessings, inspirational music, meditation, spiritual discourse and delicious Indian dishes and additional healthy food options.

Amma, an internationally revered spiritual leader, humanitarian and philanthropist, has hugged more than 30 million people worldwide. She is renowned for her extraordinary acts of love and self-sacrifice, and for her dedication to love and to service. Amma’s work has raised millions of dollars for hurricane Katrina and tsunami victims, Japan’s disaster relief and for numerous projects in Kenya and throughout India. Amma has built an orphanage in Haiti, and in India, she has built state-of-the-art hospitals that are free to the poor, schools, universities and homes for the poor and needy, medical camps and orphanages.

Amma visits Chicago only once a year. Being with her is an experience that is often described as inspiring and even transformative.


Tokens for individual blessings are available 90 minutes before each program. Location: MA Center Chicago, 41W501 Keslinger Rd., Elburn. For more information, visit Chicago.Amma.org.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

The Legacy of Bruno Groening Lives On

The Bruno Groening Circle of Friends is one of the largest associations for healing on the spiritual path worldwide. Five lectures will be held in October throughout Chicago.

World Peace Through Inner Peace

If we are to find world peace in a world where violence and hate exists, we must find inner peace.

Know Your True Self Class Enrolling Now

Solful Gifts, in Wheeling, is hosting a popular six-month Know Your True Self class that begins from 7 to 9:30 p.m., September 21st.

Inner Source Retreat in Michigan

Participants will tap into their inner wisdom, enhance mindfulness skills and learn tools to overcome limiting beliefs while immersed in nature.

Spiritual Leader Amma is Coming to Chicago

Mata Amritanandamayi, one of India’s foremost spiritual leaders and an inspiring humanitarian known globally as Amma (mother) for her selfless love and compassion toward all beings, will be visiting the Chicagoland area from June 20 to 22.

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags

See More »This Month

A Deeper Look Into (Not) Sleeping

Some people wake up and say, “Why am I always so tired?” Sleep apnea is a disorder that has repercussions far beyond loud snoring.

Are You Pushing Yourself Too Hard?

Most of us don’t know we are pushing ourselves too hard until we have already gotten to the “bad place”. Here are three warning signs and tips for countering them.

Natural Ways to Control Summer Allergies

Rather than using nasal sprays to combat summer allergies, a more natural spray can work instead.

Urban Escape Healing Studio Grand Opening

Urban Escape Healing Studio, a holistic healing studio located at 1049 North Ashland Avenue, in Chicago, is having a grand opening celebration.

Learning to Decode Our Bodies and Find Happiness

Seldar Atamov is recognized as a gifted cellular-level healer.

Meet AMMA and Get a Hug

Renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi, known simply as “AMMA” (which means “mother”), will be conducting free public programs at her Chicago Ashram.