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Mata Amritanandamayi Math
October 19, 2009

I became interested in the MA Center and the "Hugging Saint" Amma when I learned about the organization and Amma from a devotee. The experience I had was phenomenal! Amma hugged all who were in attendance and embraced and listened as each person came forward for their hug (myself included). The hug was magical; an experience to be had. The environment at the MA Center in San Ramon is serene, beautiful, vibrant and a real sanctuary. I enjoyed the scenery while my two year old son was delighted with the free open space. I and my baby were happy to be among people who appreciated and tolerated children in a place of "worship". Accordingly, the food at the MA Center is something of an experience within itself! There were many vegan and vegetarian offerings and the service by the volunteers/devotees could not be matched by any high end restaurant. I recommend attending an event when Amma is in attendance to fully experience the joy of Amma.

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

the personal touch of getting close to a saint and being allowed to hug and express myself to her. This is generally something that is not prevalent or possible.

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

amazing. There was nothing but love exuding from the volunteers.

Ways to make it better...

there was a better parking facility.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


General Member of the Public & I enjoyed an event when Amma was in attendance.