|The Victoria Mother's Kitchen Story
Amma's children wanted to bring Amma's teachings and example of service to life.
This humble prayer marked the very beginning of Victoria Mother's Kitchen in 2002. The devotees came together. One devotee, Hans, had experience working with food and he helped establish the beginning stages: purchasing items to use to prepare the sandwiches, and knowing the needs of this vulnerable community.
For the first while about 8 or 10 of Amma's children met in Bryan's house on Saturday mornings. We put together some tables to make a long assembly line, and played Amma's bhajans on a ghetto blaster while we made 200 to 300 sandwiches.
Over time, Open Door, a homeless shelter, asked us to switch to Sundays, when they were closed and there was little free food available downtown.
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|Mini Meditation Gatherings
Inspired by the silent meditation retreats Amma has created at the ashram in India, the Olympic Peninsula devotees have started doing a weekly three hour meditation gathering on Wednesday mornings.
It has been a wonderful experience and has created a time of peace and inspiration.
This is an invitation for other devotees to do these gatherings as well.
Here is the format being used – and, of course, you can create your own!
Other than chanting the 108 Names at the beginning, there is complete silence until the morning is completed and the potluck begins.
And then share a light potluck meal together – plenty of talking then! :-)
- Start at 9:00 am
- Talk briefly about the schedule
- 108 Names of Amma
- 40 minute sitting meditation
- 40 minute walking meditation
- 40 minute sitting meditation
- Amma's White Flowers of Peace Meditation
- End about 12:15pm
We hope you will create or attend some meditation gatherings as well.
To learn more about setting up a weekly silent mediation in your satsang, contact Jovanna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|IAM®-20 Integrated Amrita Meditation in Seattle
From ancient times, meditation and yoga have been found to be effective tools in re-establishing inner balance, clarity and peace of mind.
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a powerful meditation technique created by Amma.
IAM®-20 is a unique integration of gentle yoga stretches with an effective and easy to practice meditation technique.
It can be comfortably performed by anyone in just 20 minutes daily.
There is no charge for learning IAM-20, 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.
IAM® 20 Refresher Course
Need a tune up? If you have already taken the IAM-20 Course you are eligible to attend the Refresher Course, offered concurrently at the same location on:
Sunday September 16, 3pm - 4pm
Pre-registration requested to: Jagati at email@example.com or 206-650-7798
SAVE THE DATE!
2-day IAM®-35 Course and Refresher
Saturday October 20th & Sunday Oct 21st
The 2-Day IAM-35 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 spiritual retreats for the past 14 years.
Specific schedule and location to be confirmed.
"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."
|PNW GreenFriends Newsletter
Read the August 2018 GreenFriends newsletter here.
Read the back issues here http://greenfriendsna.org/newsletters.html
"I am not this small entity (body, mind and the intellect); I am the infinite, as pervasive as the sky. I am fullness itself."
- Amma (from Her Gurupurnima message)