Amma's Pacific Northwest Region
Happy New Year Puja Winter Retreat
Auction Program Guide Green Friends
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A New Year's Message From Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya
Dayamrita Chaitanya Dear Amma's Pacific Northwest Children,
 
Thank you so much to everyone for your love and support in keeping Amma's spirit alive and present in the Pacific Northwest this past year. You continue to inspire me with your dedication to Her activities throughout the region. Supporting your local satsang, Mother's Kitchen, Green Friends, ABK, IAM and so many other wonderful initiatives that embody Amma's teachings.
 
As Amma recently said, "Let us make the new year a blessed one through actions that spread the fragrance of love and compassion".
 
Let us begin this new year following Her wisdom with optimism and asking ourselves:
- How can I offer compassion to myself and others?
- How can I build connections to enrich the lives near and far?
- In what ways can I positively contribute with a renewed sense of enthusiasm?
 
Let us embrace 2019 with hope, faith and joy. May Amma bless everyone in this new year with peace, harmony and prosperity.
 
Happy New Year,
Dayamrita Chaitanya
 
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Maha Lakshmi Puja in Seattle
Puja Flame
 
A Maha Lakshmi Puja is scheduled in Seattle. This puja promotes material and spiritual prosperity. Stay tuned for more details.
When: Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 7am
Where: Sri Janani Yoga (formerly Seattle Holistic Center)
7700 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103 (Map)
Questions? Contact Krishnan at krishnan.narayanan@gmail.com
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Join Us for the PNW Winter Retreat
Winter Retreat
 
REMINDER: Registration is now live for the Pacific Northwest Winter Retreat!
 
Click the link above to join us at Camp Casey on Whidbey Island, WA from Feb. 16 to Feb. 18, 2019 for a winter weekend of satsang with Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya, devotional singing, youth programs, meditation, yoga, beach walks and more!
  • If you have any questions about registration please call/text
    Sumeetra Haque at (503) 754-9572.
  • If you interested in sharing an offering at this year's event please email
    Bhagavati ASAP at apmullock@yahoo.com.
  • If you are interested in helping to coordinate activities and the volunteer effort at the retreat, please contact Rajani at juliemae@whidbey.com.
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Auction Donation Request
Auction
 
Namaste,
 
The winter retreat is coming AND so is the annual regional auction!
 
This year we are trying something new by featuring fewer items that are of a higher quality. Please contemplate bringing one high quality item and/or service donation to the winter retreat for this year's auction. Some examples: harmonium, vacation home weekend getaway, home items, massages, gift certificates for dinner, fancy and/or prasad alter items, etc... If each one of us contributes just one item, we will have all we need!
 
Much Love and gratitude to you from your auction committee.
 
For questions, please reach out to Visala Hohlbein by email at vhohlbein@msn.com.
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Amma's Program Guide Fundraiser - 2019
Program Guide Covers
 
We are grateful and blessed that Amma will be coming to the Pacific Northwest again in 2019! In order to support Amma's programs in our area, we really need your help to raise funds through the Program Guide.
 
Contribute in your own special way!
  • Place a program ad as an individual or for a group.
  • Connect to businesses to see if they want to place an ad.
  • Do fundraisers! Even a small amount helps us lead closer to our fundraising goals.
  • Read the product labels of the healthy foods you enjoy... are they made locally?
    They may be interested in placing an ad or trade their samples for an in-kind ad!
  • Offer your time to make few phone calls to invite new businesses to participate.

 
Deadline to submit ads is March 7, 2019
 
For questions or to participate in this seva, please contact
Jyoti (pnwprogramguide@gmail.com).
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Green Friends News - January 2019
Green Friends
 
Click here or the image above to download the Green Friends Newsletter
 

Martin Luther King Day of Service

January 21, 2019
 
Seattle Satsang's GreenFriends members will be offering a Greenbelt Restoration Work Party on the MLK Day of Service. It will be held between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Everyone from everywhere is welcome to participate. For more information and to sign up go to:
https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/15192/.
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An excerpt from Amma's 2015 New Year's Message that still holds true in 2019
 

If we want to live meaningful lives, we must keep five things in mind:
  • Never squander an opportunity to help others.
  • We should avoid using harsh words. Never speak ill of others.
  • Ensure that spiritual practices like chanting your mantra and meditation are not missed, even for a day.
  • Strive to spend at least a little time in Satsang.
  • Every day, pray with all your heart to the guru or God for purity of mind and the strength to perform good actions.


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