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Amma's 64th Birthday Celebrations
Oct 7 @ Hilton Bellevue, WA with Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya
Aum Amriteswaryai Namah
Dear Amma's Pacific Northwest Children
It is my great pleasure to invite you to the 64th Birthday Celebrations of Her Holiness Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi - our Beloved Amma in the Pacific Northwest. The celebrations will take place at the Hilton Bellevue, on the morning of Saturday, October 7th.
Venue: Hilton Bellevue
Address: 300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98004 (Map)
Timings: Saturday, October 7th, 11 am - 2 pm.
For 64 years now, Amma has been blessing the world with her compassion and selflessness. Holding the sick, the poor and the lonely directly to her heart... drying their tears with her own hands... doing everything she can to uplift them. Amma's life is an expression of a Love that perceives oneness and unity. It is a Love that cuts across all boundaries - those of nation, of politics, of religion, of language, of caste. It is a Love that embraces people of all ages, all backgrounds, all walks of life. It is a Love that inspires everyone it touches to strive to expand his or her heart and mind. It is a Love that makes people ask themselves, "What can I do more to help others?"
On this very auspicious occasion, let us all come together in gratitude to our beloved Guru Amma and celebrate this advent of Love in our lives. Let us also pray for peace in the entire world.
Please join us for this auspicious occasion.
Om Lokah Samasthah Sukhino Bhavantu.
Thank you,
Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya
Executive Director, MA Center
Q&A with Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya
Question: Swamiji, though we engage in spiritual practices every day, sometimes we are swept away by our vasanas (latent tendencies) and it takes a while before we get back to our spiritual routine. What is the way out of this?
Answer: Our vasanas are always present in our daily lives. We might think that we are only swept away by our vasanas occasionally. However, we run behind these vasanas constantly.
Vasanas are the latent tendencies of the mind. The mind manifests in different ways: as a single thought, as a memory, as intellect, and as emotions. Vasanas are expressed through these faculties of the mind.
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Tree Planting in honor of Amma’s birthday
Pledge before Oct 9, Plant by Nov 5
Birthday Gift PNW devotees planting trees in their backyard on Sep 27, 2017
Will you commit to planting one tree (or more) this year, to celebrate Amma’s birth?
In honor of her 64th birthday, our goal is to offer Amma a gift of at least 64 trees this year, planted by her PNW satsang children. (But 108 trees could be even more wonderful!)
So, before October 9th, please tell your satsang coordinator or how many trees you will plant.
Please plant your tree before Nov. 5th, which is the next Karthika. Once you plant your tree or trees, take a photo of you with it, and send it to the GreenFriends newsletter at or
For help with planting trees - How to Plant Trees and How to Plant a Tree - Video
PNW GreenFriends Newsletter
Read the October 2017 GreenFriends newsletter here.
Read the back issues here
"The power of love and compassion is unparalleled"
- Amma

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