Mata Amritanandamayi Math
October 24, 2009
I have known Amma since 1990. Over the years of being able to be in her presence I have witnessed first hand how compassionate, loving and wise she is. She stresses SEVA (selfless service) and is usually the first one to be on the ground either mixing cement, cleaning rice, bringing wood,taking care of the ashram anmals, any number of tasks that the ashram is involved with as an example of seva for us all. Out of compassion for the poor, widowed women,the sick and children with any number of difficulties, she has taken over orphanages, built hospitals and many many homes for widows and recently the tsunami survivors. One of her early projects was taking over a sorely neglected orphange. She Provided them with proper beds, meals and clothing and daily lessons. I visited this orphanage when I was in India in the 90's. The children were so vibrant, healthy and active. They sang for us when we visited. I was touched at how happy they seemed. Recently she has begun another one in Africa. Her charitable activies beyond the ones I mentioned are so numerous I can't begin to list them all. She is a light to the world and an example to us all.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
Having contact with Amma. TO be in her presence is to witness a saint. It is truly humbling and at the same time so inspiring. We all become better people in her presence and joyfully so.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & helped raise money for her Northwest Center.