Spiritual Leader Amma is Coming to Chicago

Mata Amritanandamayi, one of India’s most beloved spiritual leaders and an internationally inspiring humanitarian, will be visiting the Chicagoland area from July 11 through 13. 

        Affectionately known throughout the world as Amma (mother) for her selfless love and compassion toward all beings, she will be offering a number of programs during her stay, including teaching, individual embraces (darshan), her powerful singing and meditations.

        Amma’s unconditional love and compassion, offered through her embrace, powerfully impact those that connect with her. Amma has embraced more than 34 million people. “Where there is true love, anything is effortless,” she says.

        Amma’s global charities, such as Embracing the World (EmbracingTheWorld.org), include educational programs, disaster relief, housing, schools, orphanages, hospitals, medical assistance, environmental initiatives, sex-trafficking initiatives and more.

        All are invited to any of Amma’s free programs. Individuals may experience a personal blessing (hug) from Amma, enjoy inspirational live music, meditation, spiritual discourse, healing arts, and delicious vegetarian food throughout the three days of public programs. It’s suggested that guests arrive early to get a “token”—a number—as the lines to see Amma can be long.

Thursday, July 11: Program begins at 7:30 p.m. Token line opens at 5:30 p.m.

Friday, July 12: Program begins at 11 a.m. Token line opens at 8 a.m.

Saturday, July 13: Morning program begins at 10 a.m. Token line opens at 8 a.m.

Evening program (Devi Bhava) tokens are handed out at 5:30 p.m. Amma enters the hall at 7 p.m. Mantras can be received at this program.


Admission is free. Location: MA Center Chicago, 41W501 Keslinger Rd., Elburn, IL. For more information, call 630-387-5077, email [email protected] or visit Amma.org/Chicago.




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