Mata Amritanandamayi Math

Rating: 4.97 stars   570 reviews

Issues:

Location: Parayakadavu Kollam District Kerala 00690 India

Mission: The M.A. Math was founded by the renowned humanitarian leader, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma). The M.A. Math exists to help alleviate the burden of the world’s poor through meeting each of their five basic needs: food, shelter, education, healthcare and livelihood. We believe that having these needs met is the fundamental right of any human being, and that it is the responsibility of each of us to strive hard to ensure that one day, every human being can live in dignity, safety, security and peace. We also believe that everyone - rich or poor - has the power to make a difference in the life of another, and that no selfless gesture is insignificant. Rather, it is the selfless actions we perform for one another that hold the keys to true peace - peace in the individual, peace in the community, and peace among diverse cultures, nations and faiths.
Geographic areas served: India
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Write a Review
Invite people to share their experience with this nonprofit!

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Community Reviews

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I became severely ill, to the point of being unable to care for myself for a couple of years. The group in Dallas, TX, connected with Mata Amritanadamay Math, adopted me under their Circle of Love program. They asked to make a list of my needs, and then announced my needs in their regular group meeting. Several people volunteered to help me. One woman began to read to me on the phone once a week. Another woman shopped for me at a specialty grocery store, which I could not go to. another man offered to shop for me at Walmart and Costco. He also met me (sometimes driving 20 minutes each way on his lunch break) to put gas in my car once I was able to start driving again. They poured their support out on me in all kinds of ways, a small group of people each doing a little piece, in order to meet my needs. This lasted for three and a half years. As my needs changed, and I got stronger, their involvement with me changed as well in terms of errands that they did for me. All of it was voluntary, and all of it was free. I could feel their hearts and compassion in how they treated me and what they did for me. The woman who began reading to me has become a friend, and we still read together approximately once a week (it's been seven years almost); it has become a prayer between us. Their help cut through the deep isolation that came with my illness and helped me get back into the world, and gave me the strength to do my rehab, and stick with it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the face of my own desperate need when i became seriously ill.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the unconditional outpouring of love that I received.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, funny, down to earth, and very accepting.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world, especially around environmental issues and in making the world a safer place for women and children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

MA organization is amazing. It has transformed my life and given me an outlet to serve others. It has motivated me in many ways.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the amount of acceptence I recieve in helping me solve my problems.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very kind, focused individuals and worked well as a group.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Rebuild several townships in earthquake-stricken areas, re-enfranchise fishermen who lost it all in the 2005 tsunami, restore parts of new orleans. all these are projects the MA math has achieved before.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Amma is pure love, a blessing to anyone who has the chance to be in her presence. Receiving darshan from her is an experience everyone should allow him/herself to have. There are no word to describe, only to say that each time on recieves a blessing from Amma it is like marking a before and after point in his/her life. Amma's amazing grace, warmth, kindness reaffirms all that is good in the humanity and in the world. She greets each person as if he/she were the only person in the world and she is the most happy to see you. This after hours and hours of seeing people. What a wonderful place it would be if we all greeted each other that way. She is reminder that with love and peace in your heart, all things are possible and yes, each one of us has what it takes to make the world a better place.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my everyday life.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

a reminder that love is the answer.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, hardworking, fun and tireless.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-7-01

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Ammachi has changed my life!! Just being around the power of her awakened self helps begin to awaken me. . I find myself more open and loving and energized. . hopefully to be able to give more and more to the world too, inspired by her example!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Develop even more housing, schools, orphanages, universities, hospitals!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I cannot put words to the worthwhile nature of Amma's work. In 2003, having studied with many healers and spiritual masters, I found Amma. For 5 summers in a row, I crossed the United States with her group, receiving incredible assistance from Amma and the group of swamis around her. By assisting my spiritual journey, I am able to turn and help others in my city. Not only that but I have found peace at last. I really have no criticism because I was treated so well compared to my earlier experiences studying with spiritual teachers. I truly believe that Amma models and expresses a level of love that the world so needs at this time, if we are to survive. (I am a university graduate, a former journalist and teacher and mother of two grown up sons.)

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how I experience life. I am more optimistic and compassionate.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Amma walks her talk. She not only hugs millions of people but she also sets up charities. It is unbelievable what she accomplishes!

Ways to make it better...

the facilities were bigger to hold more crowds.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

communicating to the world that this woman is basically Christ-like in action and intent.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
Flag review