Friday, July 18, 2008

Amma in Boston


I am on my way back to Boston today to see Amma and say goodbye for another year. My husband, Mother, brother and friend traveled with me on Tuesday to take part in the Public Program, and to receive darshan. Today i drive back with a few good friends to participate in Devi Bhava celebrations (Celebration of the Divine Mother) Amma begins the program at 7pm, and she continues to hug and bless her visitors until she has hugged everyone. Last year she went without food, water or a break, until 1:30pm the next day. By the time we drove home, weary without sleep, Amma was up and helping to clean up after the celebrations before she left for her next stop in Montreal. Truly an amazing person... Here are a few new photos taken of Amma during this 2008 tour of North America...

3 comments:

Murray said...

How wonderful! You must be so thrilled you were able to see her. I read about her briefly, she sounds amazing. I'll have to go back and read more when a have some more time.

City Mouse said...

I had the pleasure of seeing her a few years ago, and it was quite an event when she visited our area. She is seriously an amazing woman - I need to do some more reading about her also. Hope you had a wonderful time - I'm sure it was awesome.

Mare said...

Thank you Murray and CM! I did have a wonderful time spent in Amma's presence. Someday i dream of attending the three day retreat....Amma is so loving, patient, tollerant and strong. I only hope spending time in her presence can help me to put these qualities to work in my daily life....CM! How wonderful you saw Amma! Another thing we have in common!