Amma's Pacific Northwest Region
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PNW Winter Retreat
Feb. 16-18, 2019
Winter Retreat
 
If you attended last year’s retreat, then you know what a treat it can be to participate in the various offerings at these events. Once again, this year’s retreat will feature a gong healing by Gargi. What a blessing!
 
Do you have an activity you would like to offer at this year’s event? The planning committee is in the process of putting together the agenda for this February’s winter retreat and is currently soliciting ideas from other devotees. If you are interested in facilitating an activity, please let Bhagavati know before December 31, 2018. Please email her at apmullock@yahoo.com before the end of the year.
 
"Camp Casey Conference Center’s location is one of its best assets. Situated on the Salish Sea and facing west toward the Olympic Mountains, Camp Casey offers a wealth of beachcombing, kite flying, field activities, and a scenic space for exploring". Indoors, the accommodations are warm and comfortable – with 2 beds to a room!
 
We are all looking forward to connecting on Whidbey Island in February. Registration will be live soon! Stay tuned for more details and be sure to save the date.
 
Pacific Northwest Winter Retreat
Feb. 16-18, 2019
Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island, WA

Winter Retreat
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Victoria Satsang Tree Planting
Amma’s Victoria Satsang had the blessings to plant fruit trees on Newman farm. Newman farm supports the community by providing fresh fruit and vegetables for meals for low-income families and people living on the street. The beautiful sunny day and atmosphere created a picturesque day for being in nature and planting trees.
 
This seva also provided Amma’s children with the chance to reflect on Her teachings: reminding us that when we are serving nature we are serving Amma: “Mother Nature may our hearts rise in the beauty of creation, seeing God in one another, in the wind, the trees, the water (bhajan mother nature)”
 
In gratitude,
Amma’s Victoria children.
Tree Planting
 
Did You know:
  • One large tree can provide a day’s oxygen for up to four people.
  • Trees capture carbon and become carbon ‘sinks’ which reduce the Greenhouse Effect. (You need about 500 full-sized trees to absorb the carbon dioxide produced by a typical car driven 20,000 km/year.)
  • Trees provide shelter for wildlife.
  • Trees intercept rainfall and reduce run-off, thereby functioning like retention/detention basins.
  • Trees have a psychological impact on people’s moods, emotions and enjoyment of their surroundings.
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PNW GreenFriends Newsletter
Read the December 2018 GreenFriends newsletter here.
GreenFriends
Read the back issues here http://greenfriendsna.org/newsletters.html
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"Only when human beings are able to perceive and acknowledge
the Self in each other can there be real peace."
- Amma

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