Amma's Pacific Northwest Region
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Greenbelt Restoration Project (Beacon Hill, Seattle)
GreenBelt Before (2016) - GreenBelt covered with Blackberry vines
 
Amma's PNW GreenFriends took on the responsibility of restoring a segment of Seattle’s Greenbelt in Autumn of 2016. With support from Green Seattle Partnership, Seattle Parks Department and many volunteers (GreenFriends, neighbors, the University of Washington’s Introduction to Environmental Science classes and corporate groups) we cleared the land of blackberry vines, dug out blackberry root balls, and removed ivy, bindweed and other invasive plants.
 
GreenBelt
 
GreenFriends has offered 29 work parties since we started keeping track of them in February 2017. Volunteers did 2244 hours of restoration work during that time.
 
It has been a joy to watch this land transform. At the time we began the work, the land had been covered by blackberries and ivy vines for more than 30 years. Now, it is well on its way to becoming a beautiful forest that gives shelter and sustenance to birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife throughout the year If you would like to help, contact Karuna at karunap108@comcast.net. Everyone from everywhere is welcome to participate.
 
After (2018) - Planted 55 native trees and 500+ native shrubs GreenBelt
 
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Guru Purnima - Friday July 27, 2018
The full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashad (July-August) is observed as the auspicious day of Guru Purnima. On this day devotees remember and express their gratitude to the Guru.
 
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Amma’s Gurupurnima message from 2017
There are so many different types of relationships based on love in the world. However, the relationship between the Satguru and the disciple is beyond all these relationships. Gurupurnima is a day to contemplate on the greatness of a true disciple, along with that of a true Master. This is because the Guru resides within the heart of a true disciple. Continue reading here..
 
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"The guru is not someone who is confined to the body.
When there is selfless love for the guru,
we will be able to see him not only in his body
but in every living and nonliving thing in this world.
Learn to see everything as the guru's body and to serve them accordingly."
- Amma

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