Amma's Pacific Northwest Region

June 2016 Newsletter - Read More!

Cashless Payment Green Goods Greeter Laundry Massage Recycling

SEVA Signup

Did you know that Amma's programs are entirely run by volunteers?
Please log into the Seva Tool and sign up for volunteer shifts for Amma's program at Everett. The Green goods, Laundry, Greeter, Massage departments have special seva requests.

Green Goods

Green Goods Boutique will be accepting new and gently used items at the upcoming Amma venue. Donations can be dropped off at the Boutique just inside the entrance of the dining hall. Please make sure the women's, men's and children's clothing are washed (no perfumes) and appropriate to wear to Amma. The list below are items that have been lovingly purchased in past venues.
  • Amma Prasad items (items worn or used by Amma)
  • India style clothing
  • Sari's
  • Western whites
  • Jewelry
  • India decor for home and altars
  • Hindu art, posters, statues, brass items etc
  • Amma photos & frames
  • Fabrics
  • Scarves/Shawls/Bags
  • Books, Immortal Bliss and Amritavani issues
  • Music, DVD's, Videos
  • Art, greeting cards

If you would like to help or have any questions contact Aurora Karuna at (503) 593-7623 or

Greeter Seva

Hello Pacific Northwest Family,
We encourage you to sign up as a Greeter and be the first to welcome people into Amma’s loving embrace. For those who are making a long journey, a simple smile and a little information about the program go a long way!
This year we have only two days with our Beloved Mother, so let’s ensure guests have all they need to spend each moment with Amma.
The Greeting Team has critical need times during the first 2 - 3 hours of each program. We need about 20 helping hands here!
Please contact Rene at or Samanvaya at

Laundry Seva

Namah Shivaya
I am helping coordinate the tour staff laundry at Amma's Seattle (Everett) tour stop.
I'm looking for 5 sevites who could help me do a lot of laundry on Sunday. June 5, from 1:30 pm to 4 pm. Would you like to help?
We go on a van to a laundromat that is about a mile away.
Please contact Bhavia at
Mother's blessings,

Green Team Recycling Seva

We look forward to carrying on Amma’s work of composting, recycling, reducing waste and bringing green education and awareness to people. In order to do this, we are building a strong Green Team for the PNW.
Will you join us and sign up with our team? Please contact Sumati at

Massage Therapists Needed

We need Licensed or Certified Massage Therapists volunteers from USA or Canada for Amma’s PNW Programs Chair Massage Seva Department.
Do you have friends who are Massage Therapists? Are you a Massage Therapist?
We need you - Morning and Afternoon shifts for June 4th and June 5th
We are also need four massage chairs to borrow during PNW program. For more info about this seva or if you have access to massage chairs, please contact Swaaha at

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NEW Cashless Payment System at Amma's Program

Aum Amriteshwaryai Namah
M.A. Center is implementing a new cashless payment system during Amma's 2016 US Summer Tour.
People attending Amma's programs during this 2016 US Summer Tour will be able to obtain a cashless card that can be used at the various point of sale locations in all the Tour Cities in the US. We want to make our processes and systems more efficient for our customers with less waiting times and quicker, more secure transactions and with less carrying of physical cash throughout the Tour.
All attendees to Amma’s programs during the US Tour this summer are encouraged to use this cashless payment system. Cashless cards will be valid throughout the US portion of the tour (NOT Toronto, Canada). Please look for information regarding this new system at each of the Tour city locations.
To speed the registration process for the cashless payment system, you can pre-register before attending Amma's programs by clicking the link below. The cashless authentication card will be issued to you in person at card issuance locations at any of the US tour cities.
The MA Center cashless payment system will not be operational once the tour is finished in the US. Therefore, it is important to obtain a refund for any unused funds from your cashless card in person, BEFORE you depart from the last US program/Tour City you are planning to attend. Any refunds requested after that time will likely be subject to significant delays. If you choose not to obtain a refund of your unused funds, those funds then will be used for MA Center charitable activities.
Your support in using this new cashless payment system is greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya
Executive Director, MA Center

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