Mata Amritanandamayi Center is a place where people really believe in changing the world by changing themselves and giving others a chance to make a change. Selfless service keeps bureaucratic costs low. Very inspiring
incredible work is done, all by volunteers, joyfully and beautifully.
Best part about this everyone who are part of this are volunteers who are offering their selfless service and is open to everyone!!! They run with the motto LOVE ALL SERVE ALL. Whenever I visit the center it is like Incense factory I come back with the perfume on and in me..here the perfume is selflessness, Love, compassion and positive approach towards life. Every act they perform makes sure is not hurting mother nature. All the donations received are directed for well being of needy and poor and devasted and conserving nature. EVERY PENNY OF IT!!!! This is run under the guidence of revered saint, a great humanitarian and spiritual master Sri MATA Amritandamayi devi, also know as HUGGING SAINT of india. She is reachable by anyone and anytime. Those who have come to her have definitely carried back unconditional love and a heartful smile. When I met AMMA for first time I was in at a verge of no hope on life!! Meeting her and every person around her and the selfless activities around her made my HOPE ON LIFE sprout back but with more freshness! I felt for the first time we can really spend the life in doing selfless activites that would in turn bring happiness into others life. This brought a major change in me and since then I have become part of this non-profit organisation. I started to become aware of the food waste, water waste, plastic waste I have been doing. Started to work on my negative emotions be replacing them with selfless activities and I feel I reached my HOME. I am very thankful to this organisation who have constantly guided me and will be there for everyone.
Mata Amritanadamayi Charities has negligible overhead as it is completely run by volunteers. The charity lead by Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma), has served so many needy all over the world. Amma extends her helping hand to people who faced natural disasters and built houses for the Tsunami victims in India and Sri Lanka. Her Oragianiztion was there in Haiti.
I met Amma about 20 years ago and since then has been amazed at her creativity and leadership in finding ways to help people all around the world in hundreds of different ways. She has programs for feeding the hungry, empowering women to be independent by learning skills such as sewing clothes, providing really poor women with small pensions which is the only way they get some cash to meet their own small needs, building homes for the homeless, offering micro finance to small communities, envrionmental awareness and programs to plant trees, running orphanages, encouraging educated/professional folks to help people who have needs of all variety with programs in the U.S and around the globe.
amma's network is so vast that it is difficult to choose one area to write about. most volunteers are active in many areas. but one of my most rewarding experiences was on my first trip to amma's ashram in india right after the tsunami. hundreds of houses around the ashram were destroyed, so the ashram was rebuilding. along with hundreds of brahmacaris (monks) dozens of western volunteers carried bricks, sand and rock to all the building sites that were far from the roads where the trucks unloaded the materials. no one is ever paid and every penny of donations goes directly to the cause. inspiring.