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Amma Sri Karunamayi Visits Chicago, IL

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Unity Chicago

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Aurora, IL 60660

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We are very pleased to announce that Amma Sri Karunamayi will be holding her Spiritual programs this year in Chicago, IL, from July 6–8, 2018. The Individual Blessings, Meditation Retreat will take place at Unity Chicago , 1925 W Thome Ave, Il 60660 United States and Homa Sacred Fire Ceremony will take place at the Sri Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) Temple – 1145 Sullivan Rd, Aurora, IL 60506.


Amma Sri Karunamayi - Individual Blessings

Amma will be giving individual blessings in Chicago, IL from 11 AM to 5 PM on Friday July 6, at the Unity Chicago, 1925 W Thome Ave, Chicago, Il 60660 . All Individual Blessing programs are free and open to everyone. This is a very special opportunity for you to speak one-on-one with Amma and convey any specific questions, concerns, or blessing requests to her. (Please note: that each person may only receive one individual blessing per yearly tour).

Individual Blessings are a chance for families to come before Amma to receive her gift of profound love and spiritual energy. Amma considers all of creation as her own family and all beings as her very own children. This divine motherly love inspires Amma to tune in directly to the specific requests her children bring to her.

For many people the Individual Blessing is an encounter with the Divine in the form of a human being – a saint, a teacher, a spirutal guide, a loving mother. Great peace and inner silence comes easily in the presence of our beloved Amma.

Timeless moments with Amma are extremely rare. Individuals who receive a blessing with Amma have the opportunity to write down any of their concerns on an index card which Amma will read in their presence. Some people seek her words of wisdom. Some come to her to receive her spiritual touch which awakens the chakras and the higher mind and opens the heart to the path of unconditional love. Amma often blesses people's personal belongings, charging them with spiritual energy. Please bring your children and infants as they are most welcome.

Amma offers a special blessing, Sarawati Diksha, for students ages four to 24 in which she gives them a special mantra that enhances their memory skills and helps them with their studies. If you are interested, please register for this event when you check in on Blessing Day. While Blessing Day is free to all, Saraswati Diksha follows the ancient Vedic tradition where students offer their teacher a donation. Generally, the event ocurrs around 1:00 pm.

In India, ten of thousands of people show up for Amma's blessings. Don't miss this special, intimate opportunity to spend time in Amma's company.

SILENT MEDITATION RETREAT - (Half-Day options are available)

We cordially invite you to join Amma for a One-Day Meditation Retreat in Houston, on Saturday, July 7 from 8 AM to 6 PM at the Unity Chicago, 1925 W Thome Ave, Chicago, Il 60660. All meditators, from beginners to those with an established practice will benefit from the special retreat atmosphere. The retreat is being offered so that more people can take advantage of this precious time with Amma without disrupting their busy schedules. Participants will be spiritually nourished by Amma's serene presence, silent meditations, discourses, and spiritual chanting. The retreats will provide an invaluable opportunity for devotees to deepen their meditation practice and to listen to the inspirational wisdom of Amma's divine discourses.

Please register early since these retreats tend to fill up fast. A light vegetarian lunch and snacks will be provided as part of the registration fee.

HOMA (SACRED FIRE CEREMONY) - (Free Public Program)

Join Amma to participate in a Homa, a Sacred Fire Ceremony on Sunday, July 8, from 9 AM – 1 PM at the Sri Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) Temple. Homa is the most ancient and sacred ceremony in the Vedic tradition of Sanatana Dharma. It is a fire in which forms of the Divine are invoked through the power of mantra and profound spiritual intention. Special offerings are cast into the fire while Sanskrit mantras are chanted, and the combined energy of the fire, offerings, and mantras generates powerful spiritual vibrations that bless and purify everyone present, spreading peace and healing through the world. The smoke that rises from a homa contains a powerful healing energy, and as it rises to the heavens it purifies the atmosphere, both physically and subtly, encouraging a peaceful environment and gentle weather. We look forward to seeing you there!


The Chicago programs will be taking place at the following dates, times & locations:

Friday, July 6: 11 AM – 5 PM
LOCATION: Sri Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) Temple – 1145 Sullivan Rd, Aurora, IL 60506
More information: Individual Blessings

Saturday July 7: 8 AM – 6 PM
LOCATION: Sri Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) Temple (Gazebo) – 1145 Sullivan Rd, Aurora, IL 60506
More information: Meditation Retreat

Sunday, July 8: 9 AM – 1 PM
LOCATION: Sri Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) Temple – 1145 Sullivan Rd, Aurora, IL 60506
More information: Homa - (Sacred Fire Ceremony)

If you have any questions please contact the Houston co-ordinator at: Chicago@Karunamayi.org.

We look forward to a blissful time with Amma basking in her radiant love, taking in her blessings, bhajans and absorbing her Divine grace and wisdom!

For more information on Amma's 2018 US Tour please visit: www.karunamayi.org/world-tour/north-america.

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