Amma's Pacific Northwest Region
Birthday Celebrations Report

To commemorate our beloved Amma's 66th birthday we were blessed with a visit from Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya on Sunday the 22nd. The celebrations were again held at the Hilton Bellevue hotel. Volunteers arrived early in the morning to transform the ballroom into a temple. A large and diverse crowd from British Columbia, Oregon, Whidbey Island, the Olympic Peninsula, Tacoma, Shelton, Seattle and other areas gathered to join the bliss-filled celebration. Those who could not come in person, were surely felt in spirit.
The special celebration started with a slide show highlighting Amma's humanitarian activities in the Pacific Northwest, followed by a distribution of saplings to representatives from the regional satsangs to commemorate our connection to Mother Nature. Our special guest and generous supporter Mr. Mon Wig, owner of the Hilton Bellevue hotel, addressed the audience with kind words about Amma and her worldwide humanitarian activities.
Swamiji started his satsang by performing the customary pada puja to Amma's holy feet and led us in a short meditation and chanting. Swamiji's talk that was filled with touching, albeit humorous, stories that help us all feel more connected to our spiritual journeys and to Amma herself. Bhajans (devotional singing) followed and by the final song, Amrita Vahini (Ti Ti Tara), the room was so spiritually charged that many devotees broke into a spontaneous dance.
After satsang, Swamiji distributed plates so everyone could partake in the delicious meal. Local devotees brought an array of Indian and western delights, topped off with an amazing, gluten-free carrot cake made from Amma's kitchen's recipe!
Many thanks to Dayamrita Swamiji for hosting this wonderful event! Thanks to all who helped make this event happen, including the Embracing the World and Welcome tables, the IAM® Meditation Technique info table, the GreenFriends kiosk, Amma Shop and Bookstore, Ram's Bazaar, and all the wonderful offerings from the devotees working the Maltby gardens. A very special thanks to the teams that created the amazing Amritapuri exhibit, the beautiful stage and hall decorations. We would also like to thank the team at Hilton Bellevue who have done an amazing job supporting our programs and especially Mr. Wig for his continued commitment to Amma's programs.
Happy Birthday Amma and thank you for showering your grace on your Pacific Northwest Children. We hope to see ALL of you again next year, joining in the fun, friendship, music, food and of course Her grace! For questions about this event, or curious about Amma’s satsang events, feel free to email
Photo Credit: Mechas
IAM - Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique®
Aum Amriteswaryai Namaha
The IAM - Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique® is a powerful tool for our spiritual growth. Amma has said that this meditation acts on a very subtle level--eradicating all our negative tendencies, slowly but surely, and gives obvious practical results very fast. She has assured us that if we practice IAM® regularly we will see all aspects of our lives improve.
There is no time like NOW to learn the IAM Technique! This Fall we are offering 2 classes in the IAM Technique. The IAM-35 version (Original IAM), and the streamlined IAM-20 version.

2-Day IAM-35 Course
When Saturday, October 19 from 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday, October 20 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm
*You must attend BOTH days to complete the 2-Day Course.
Where Sri Janani Yoga (formerly Seattle Holistic Center)
7700 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103 (Map)
Register Contact or text 828-738-AMMA (2662).

The 2-Day IAM 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 retreats for the past 15 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.
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 $15 - $20 for IAM-35, $10 for IAM-20.
IAM-35 Refresher Course

If you have already taken the IAM-35 Course (Retreat IAM) you are eligible to attend the Refresher Course, offered concurrently at the same location on Sunday October 20th, 1:00-3:00pm. Pre-registration requested.

Weekly Guided IAM-35 Meditation
When Saturdays at 8:00am
Where The Maltby Property
22404 134th Ave SE
Snohomish, WA 98296 (Map)
Contact or text 828-738-AMMA (2662).
The residents of the Maltby property invite you to a Guided IAM-35 meditation session offered every Saturday morning at 8 am. Let us come together in meditation to imbibe the proper spiritual attitudes, and grow in our loving service to Amma.
PLEASE NOTE: This meditation session is only open to those who have already attended the IAM-35 meditation course.

"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."
- Amma
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