International humanitarian Amma visits Chicago area this weekend

  • Humanitarian Amma embraces young visitor.

    Humanitarian Amma embraces young visitor.

Submitted by Sue Odland
Posted7/12/2019 8:09 PM

Mata Amritanandamayi, one of India's beloved spiritual leaders and internationally inspiring humanitarian, is visiting the Chicago area July 11-13.

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 divine unconditional love and compassion, offered through her embrace, powerfully impact those who connect with her. Amma has embraced more than 34 million people. "Where there is true love, anything is effortless." - Amma.

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

All are invited to any of Amma's free programs at the MA Center in Elburn IL. 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 is suggested that guests arrive early to get a "token" -- a number -- as the line to see Amma can be lengthy.

Thursday, July 11: Program begins at 7:30pm. Token lines open at 5:30 pm.

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

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

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Saturday, July 13: Evening program (Devi Bhava) tokens are handed out at 5:30 pm,

Amma enters the hall at 7 pm. Mantras can be received at this program.

For more information, contact (630) 387-5077, or