Amma's Pacific Northwest Region
Q&A Tree Planting Winter Retreat GreenFriends IAM
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Q&A with Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya
Qualities of a Disciple
Question: Swamiji, what are the qualities of a good disciple?
 
Answer: Before examining the qualities of a good disciple, we need to first discuss the differences between being a devotee and a disciple.
 
Both devotees and disciples are people who truly love Amma. It is impossible to say whose love is greater. However, there is a difference between these two states: a disciple is willing to be disciplined while maintaining the attitude of surrender. It is this surrender that allows them to be disciplined at the hands of the guru.
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Tree Planting in honor of Amma’s birthday
Seattle satsang members planted 37 trees on Oct 22
Birthday Gift
Our goal was to offer Amma a birthday gift of at least 64 trees this year, planted by her PNW satsang children but our pledge drive has already approached 200 trees! The numbers are still growing. Tell us (karunap108@comcast.net) how many trees you have planted and where you live.
 
There are tree planting events happening in Seattle and Portland on Nov 4. Click here to read details.
Birthday Gift Vancouver satsang members planted 20 trees for Amma
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PNW Satsangs Winter Retreat 2018!
Feb 16 - 19, 2018
Retreat
For 2018, Amma’s Portland Satsang has reserved Wi-Ne-Ma Christian Camp, on the Oregon coast in south Tillamook County, north of Neskowin, near the estuary of the Nestucca River. Not only is it beautiful, but the weather in February often surprises us with sunshine when it might still be raining in Portland.
 
There are paved roads throughout the camp that take you close to your cabin and community buildings. (Rain or shine, there will be no mud). And, there are numerous meeting halls and spaces for a variety of activities that may be scheduled concurrently. Multiple housing options will include teen dorms, snorers’ and couples’ cabins. All spaces will be fully heated, and there are even a mini-golf course, indoor basketball court and game room; a giant slide and children’s playground; and, for daring-do, kayaking around Winema Lake. For hiking, there are 5 miles of beach within a few steps of camp!
 
When: February 16 - 19, 2018
Where: Wi-Ne-Ma Christian Camp, Cloverdale Oregon (Central Oregon Coast)
Contact: Sumeetra at 503-754-9572
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PNW GreenFriends Newsletter
Read the November 2017 GreenFriends newsletter here.
GreenFriends
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Read the back issues here http://greenfriendsna.org/newsletters.html
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Integrated Amrita Meditation (IAM)
The IAM - Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique is a powerful tool for our personal and spiritual growth. There is no time like NOW to learn the IAM Technique! This November in the Seattle area we are offering 2 classes in the IAM Technique. The 2-day IAM-35 version, and the 1-day streamlined IAM-20 version. Please notify your friends and acquaintances who might like to attend. 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 $10 - $15 for IAM-20 and $15 - $20 for IAM-35.
IAM-20 Course – Seattle, WA
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Meditation and yoga have been found to be effective tools in re-establishing inner balance, clarity and peace of mind. The IAM-20 version of the IAM-Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique® is streamlined to meet the demands of busy lives. IAM-20 offers an integration of gentle relaxation exercises with an effective and easy-to-practice meditation technique that can be comfortably performed by anyone in just 20 minutes. Don't miss this opportunity to experience a powerful meditation technique created by Amma, an internationally recognized humanitarian and spiritual teacher. Benefits include reducing stress and anxiety, increased energy, creativity, productivity and more. If you have already taken the IAM-20 Course you are welcome to attend the IAM-20 Refresher Course. Simply come to final hour of the IAM-20 Course or attend the entire 3 hour class. Register with Jagati.

Where Seattle Holistic Center
7700 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103 (Map) (Greenlake)
When 12:30pm – 3:15pm
When (Referesher) 2:15pm - 3:15pm
To Register Jagati at ammasjagati@gmail.com
or 206-650-7798.

2-Day IAM-35 Course – Seattle, WA
Saturday and Sunday, November 18 & 19, 2017

The 2-Day IAM Course is offered for those who are interested in learning a deeper 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. If you have already taken the IAM-35 Course you are eligible to attend the IAM-35 Refresher Course, offered concurrently at the same location. 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. For more information and to register for referesher courses, please contact Jagati.

Where Seattle Holistic Center
7700 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103 (Map) (Greenlake)
When Saturday 1:00pm – 6:00pm
and
Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Note: You must attend BOTH days
to complete the 2-Day Course.
To Register Jagati at ammasjagati@gmail.com
or 206-650-7798.

"Meditation increases your vitality and strengthens your intelligence; your beauty is enhanced; your mental clarity and health improve. You acquire the patience and fortitude to face any problem in life. So, meditate! Only through meditation will you find the treasure you are seeking."
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"The power of love and compassion is unparalleled"
- Amma

Contact us at ammapnwregion@ammagroups.org. You can catch up on missed emails at Amma's PNW Newsletter Archive.
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