Amma's 20th Anniversary MAC PNW Auction
Thanks to everyone throughout the PNW Region who participated in this year's 20th Annual PNW Amma Auction. It is so amazing to be part of this super loving community.
At the auction, we had a delicious Indian Dinner, featuring Pakodas, Bhel Puri, Ragada Patties and Dosas. The dinner was lovingly cooked and served to each person one at a time. The menu was delicious including Mango Lassi! I have never before tasted such excellent food! We had a fabulous raffle that featured, Jagati winning a Huggable Amma Prasad Pillow, Beverly winning a Breathtaking Brass Ganesh Statue, and Neha Raichur won the Super Tablas! Thanks Donna for selling all those tickets!
One different feature this year was that the online auction switched to a silent auction on the day of the event. This allowed for more fun, by bidding in person rather than on the computer. The tables were color coded, Green, Blue, White, Pink, and they closed at different times. This added to the excitement. This year for the first time we had a "Live auctioneers" the team of three were spectacular! They moved forward as professionals and were highly entertaining and engaging. THANK YOU!
Excellent musical entertainment, was provided by Satyasilian and Rachel. Their voices blended together perfectly and sounded like angels. Many devotees baked mouthwatering cakes and desserts for this year's first ever "Great Dessert Race." Through this fun game, we were able to raise over $700. from these desserts alone! BIG THANKS also goes to the photographers, ticket maker, flyer creator, description writers, item donators, service donators, the online techy experts, bidders, diners, and especially those that handled registration and checkout/cashiering, set-up, and clean-up... I am sure I have forgotten to mention someone, sorry.
It seems every single devotee took a part in making this auction the GREAT and amazing success that it was. It reminds me of the times 16 years ago when Bipin used to say, "Auction, no problem, the auction is a community effort. We will all create it together." This prophetic statement of his has really come to pass. All of you worked together seamlessly to make this happen. But of course... it was all only through Amma's Grace!
Aum Amriteswaryai Namah!
Photo Courtesy - Scotti Rice
2-Day IAM®-35 Course in Seattle, April 16 - 17
Aum Amriteswaryai Namaha
The IAM - Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique is a powerful tool for our spiritual growth. Amma has said that this meditation acts on a very subtle level--eradicating all our negative tendencies, slowly but surely, and gives obvious practical results very fast. She has assured us that if we practice IAM regularly we will see all aspects of our lives improve.
The IAM®-35 technique will not be offered at Amma's PNW program this year, so don't miss the opportunity to learn this valuable technique NOW. You must attend BOTH days to complete the 2-Day Course.
The 2-Day IAM Course is offered for those people who are deeply interested in spiritual practice. This is the IAM Course that has been offered at Amma’s retreats for the past 12 years. The Course includes Amma’s spiritual teachings on meditation and practical guidance for a worry-free life. You will learn a 35 minute practice integrating several modalities focusing on movement, breath, sound and light. To Register, contact Kumuda.
IAM®-35 Refresher Course in Seattle, April 17
If you have gotten irregular with your IAM practice or just want to strengthen it, then the Refresher Course is for you! At the Refresher you can ask questions, clarify and deepen your understanding of the technique, and be guided through the steps of practice. Many who have attended Refresher Courses have found that they gained a great intellectual and experiential boost to their IAM practice. You are also welcome to attend any or all of the IAM-35 class.
There is no charge for learning the IAM Technique, however there will be a small donation requested to cover the costs of the facility, snacks and class materials. Typically, the amount is $15 - $20.