Amma's PNW Region



Mother Kali, who meditates on the seashore, Shakti Amma
compassionately protects me. As a flower unfolds its petals,
Shakti Amma removes the dirt with the water of devotion.
O Mother Kali!  Our divine Mother!

May you become the boat that carries us across the ocean
of transmigration.  May you become the ladder to uplift the
downtrodden.  May you remove the dizziness of our forgetfulness.
May thoughts of you grow in my heart.

You grant boons that uplift whoever takes refuge in you and
Calls you their own.  The monks and sadhus also praise you
as the pure one.  O Mother Kali, you are the giver of bliss,
our Divine Mother!

Bhajan Supplement 2010 (Tamil)



Many people talk a lot about environmental preservation, but true greatness lies in putting these principles into practice and actually doing something about it.” - Amma

Green Friends Newsletter
Seva Opportunity

The PNW Green Friends newsletter coordinator, Karuna Poole, is currently taking an extended break from collecting material, arranging and publishing.

The Green Friends team is actively recruiting for Two Newsletter Seva Positions, with a goal of publishing an August 2021 newsletter,

  1. We are looking for a person to receive, curate and organize materials starting with an August edition.
  2. And we are also in need of a person to format the collected materials for online publication. 

For more information or to volunteer, please reach out to Iswari at ammaredmondprogram@gmail.com. Thank you for considering this short term seva.

In Amma,
Karuna Poole



It is one of our foremost duties to lovingly care for Nature and all living things.” - Amma

Protecting Mother Nature
Through Action, Education and Awareness

Amma asks each of us to take more responsibility for serving nature.  Within the parameters of Amma’s green initiatives, amma.org/global-charities/green-initiatives, what are you doing to make positive changes in your own life?

Green Doings at Namaste Herb Farm
Visala, Gaurang and Tirtha - Maltby, WA

Namaste Farm

Garden Beds & Tree Planting

With Amma’s Grace, a nearly 5-acre piece of land on Lost Lake Road in Maltby is transforming into the Namaste Herb Farm.  The farm has many established gardens, one of which is a large vegetable garden called “The Friends Garden”, created by and tended together with Tirtha. The goal is for this garden is to furnish produce for friends and neighbors. Our other gardens are dedicated to herbs, flowers and berries.  A few gardens are a combination of many different plants.

We have planted dozens of trees around the property, including apple, pear, peach, plum, Juju, Medlar apricot, almond, walnut, Paw paw, mulberry, Gingko, Madrone, Linden, Japanese Maples, oak trees, as well as pines, firs, redwoods, cedars and more.

Namaste Farm

Composting for Soil Enrichment

Soil on the property was very degraded when we first started farming. Tirtha, who has a permaculture business and has taken compost building classes in San Ramon from Dr. Elaine Ingram, was kind enough to mentor us in Dr. Ingram’s composting method.  Each compost pile is created with a special formula consisting of brown and green vegetation, and nitrogen. Please contact us if you are interested in learning how to make compost this way as we have classes to teach the method as soon as the pandemic is over.  Another way we are improving the soil is by hosting some adorable chickens named: Sawyer, Penelope, Sun, and Hurley. These beautiful hens are doing their best to help out around the herb farm, keeping the soil happy.

Namaste Farm

Interpretive Herb Garden

The two large herb gardens are designed not only to grow herbs to be utilized in teas, tinctures, salves, soaps, ointments, fire cider, etc.; but also to educate people interested in herbs.  There are informative signs about each herb, including their medicinal qualities where applicable, throughout the gardens.  Anyone who wants to tour the gardens to learn more is welcome.

Namaste Farm

Always Open Farm Stand

We have a small building near the entrance to the property which serves as a farm stand.  We have many different products for sale, created from the plants in the gardens.  Products include: teas, soap, ciders, balms, sachets, tinctures; as well as plants, vegetables, and fruit.  The stand is always open and all proceeds are donated to  Amma's Embracing the World initiatives.

If anyone would like to help make products for the farm stand, you are more than welcome to get involved -- this is a community effort!

Namaste Farm

For questions, visits or to help out; please contact Visala at vhohlbein@msn.com or Tirtha at mechasmc@gmail.com.

"A flower has such a short life span,
and yet it offers itself wholeheartedly to others.
- Amma


NEW IAM Courses – July 2021
IAM®-20 Course

Saturday, July 17
9:30 am - 1:00 pm, Pacific

To Register, contact: Sreemayi, dania@netidea.com

To find more IAM Course dates and Guided practice sessions visit:


Laughter Medicine


What if there were no hypothetical questions?

I went to the zoo yesterday and I saw a piece of toast in a cage.
When I asked the keeper why, she said, "It was bread in captivity!"

Corduroy pillows are making headlines.

A thief broke into the local police station and stole all the lavatory equipment.
A spokesperson was quoted as saying, "We have absolutely nothing to go on."

No sense being pessimistic.
It won’t help anyway.

Amma loves for her children to be happy and laugh!
Special thanks to Surabhi, Shawn, Chitroop and all those
who have been sharing these fun jokes!


Classic Amma Videos

Amma Vintage Videos continue on Tuesdays at 1:00 PST.  The website was just updated for the schedule and description of videos to the end of July.


Please no copying of videos


PNW Regional Newsletter
Is Going On Hiatus

We are blessed to have many ways to connect with our beloved Amma here in the Pacific Northwest.  Through Amma’s official Facebook page, the MA Center North America newsletter, various local Facebook groups, online IAM meditation classes, local satsang newsletters and weekly online spiritual gatherings; as well as watching Amma’s occasional live satsang events from Amritapuri! 

Check out these offerings at the Pacific Northwest Events Portal.

You can keep up on regional happening through the PNW Regional Events Calendar  and through Amma's Pacific Northwest Facebook Page.  

In addition, you can sign up with the Amrita Virtual Academy for a wide variety of spiritual classes offered around the world, all following Amma’s teachings.


Communication within Amma’s global community is at an all-time high!

As such, the regular bi-weekly sending of this PNW Regional Newsletter is taking a break. You will still receive emails from ammapnwregion@ammagroups.org for specific regional and cross-satsang events.  Once we are fully back to local in-person satsangs, fundraisers and regional community events, we will revisit the role of this newsletter at that time. 

Thanks to all who have contributed to this newsletter and supported keeping Amma's PNW region fully engaged and connected!  If you have questions or concerns regarding this decision, please reach out to ammapnwregion@ammagroups.org.  Thank you.

Om Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
May All Beings, In All of The Worlds, Live In Peace, Be In Peace.

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


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