Amma's Pacific Northwest Region
New Swami's and Swamini's
Amma conducted the ceremony of Sannyasa / Brahmacharya Deeksha to initiate over 260 of her disciples this last Friday, March 13th at her Amritapuri ashram in India. As part of the ceremony, Amma bestowed the newly minted monastics with their new robes and new names. Among others, this includes our beloved North American disciples:
Swami Dayamritananda Puri
formerly Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya

Swamini Ambikamrita Prana
formerly Bri. Remadevi

Swami Shantamritananda Puri
formerly Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya

Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya
formerly Ramanand

Br. Sattvamrita Chaitanya
formerly Sreejit Poole (Karuna’s son)

We joyfully congratulate all of Amma’s disciples who participated in this wonderful ceremony and take this opportunity to acknowledge their dedication and hard work done in her name. Thank you!
Amma said, "Sannyas is a state of total renunciation where one overcomes even the mind and its thoughts. One doesn't reach this state just by wearing robes. Each moment should become filled with alertness, love and faith as we strive to reach that goal. We need to develop awareness in each and every word, look, thought and action."
Let us all pray and send our blessings to them as they enter in to this new chapter of their monastic life.
More details are shared on:
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Coronavirus / COVID-19 Notices
Puget Sound Area Notice
In compliance with guidelines set by King and Snohomish county to minimize the potential for exposure to the COVID-19 virus, all Seattle Satsang programs have been cancelled until further notice. We will keep you up to date on further developments. We pray that, with grace, the situation will improve. We apologize for any difficulty this may cause, and hope to find ways to assist our community with spiritual practices during this time.
For the latest details about Amma's King County events, please visit
Seattle Mata Amritanandamayi Satsang Calendar.
Amma's Message
Children, with the coronavirus spreading to more and more countries, people all over the world are experiencing a lot of fear, anxiety and confusion. Everyone should pray intensely and work together to overcome the situation and endure these trying times.
The Ashram [In Kerala] has received instructions from the Central and State Health Departments, and they have dictated to us certain precautionary steps and preventative measures that we have to follow. Everyone should understand the gravity of the situation and cooperate. Please continue reading here....
Pacific Northwest Region Peace Chanting
To aid in following Amma's wishes, the Seattle/Redmond satang has scheduled a coordinated chanting for peace. Please see the suggested practice here.
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Reminder: Know Before You Go
Please be mindful of gatherings during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Check with event coordinators before attending to see if the event is postponed, including your local satsang and other Amma-related events.
Program Guide 2020
Final Reminder: The program guide is distributed to attendees of Amma's North America programs. Please ensure your program guide submissions are in by March 21! For ads needing a designer's help, the deadline has passed, so please work directly with the program guide team at
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The entire world looks up to those who have the heart to do selfless service. May the flowers of innocence and selfless service remain in your lives without fading. We truly begin to grow when we give more than we take from the world.
- Amma

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