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Review for Mata Amritanandamayi Math, Kerala, , India

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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?


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