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Amma Sri Karunamayi Visits New York City, NY

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Community Church of New York

40 East 35th Street

New York, NY 10016

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We are very pleased to announce that Amma Sri Karunamayi will be holding her Spiritual programs again this year in New York City, NY. The Individual Blessings will be held at the Community Church of New York - 40 East 35th St. New York, NY 10016. The Meditation Retreat and Homa Sacred Fire Ceremony Program will be held at the Ananda Ashram/ Yoga Society of NY - 13 Sapphire Rd. Monroe, New York 10950.


Amma Sri Karunamayi - Individual Blessings

Amma will be giving individual blessings from 11 AM to 5 PM on Thursday, June 1 and Friday, June 2 at the Community Church of New York. 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: Individual Blessings are offered on a first come, first served basis. Doors open 9:30 am. Please be prepared to relax for some time in the spiritually charged atmosphere of the hall. Due to time constraints, each person may have only one individual blessing per Tour. Please note that due to the large number of people attending these programs, individuals arriving after 2:30 pm are not guaranteed an Individual Blessing with Amma).

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 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. We look forward to seeing you there!


You are cordially invited to join Amma for a One Day Meditation Retreat on the beautiful, tranquil grounds of Ananda Ashram on Saturday, June 3, from 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM. Whether you are a beginner or established in your spiritual practice, this will be a profound opportunity to deepen your sadhana with silent meditations, discourses and mantra chanting.

This year will be unique, with the retreat being held in a special outdoor setting which will also serve as the venue for the Homa Sacred Fire Ceremony the following day. You are encouraged to attend both events at Ananda Ashram for a very special weekend getaway from your busy city life. Accommodations are available Friday and Saturday nights at Ananda for a full weekend of ananda with Amma’s divine presence in a serene, natural setting.

Preregistration is required for the Retreat and can be done online. The deadline for the early registration discount is May 24. Half-day options are also available. All profits go to support Amma’s charitable projects in India.

This event will be conducted outdoors under the large tent where the Homa will be held on Sunday, Therefore please come prepared to protect yourself from the weather as well as insects. Bring your own asanas, blankets, cushions, yoga mats, jackets, hats, water bottles, insect repellents, sun screen, umbrella and raincoat, as needed. Chairs will be provided, but if you prefer to bring your own folding chair, please do.

Meditation Retreat Information


Join Amma to participate in a Homa, a Sacred Fire Ceremony in New York, NY on Sunday, June 4 from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Ananda Ashram/ Yoga Society of NY. 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. For more information.

Homa Fire Ceremony Information

Homa Sponsorship Form


• Charter bus round trip from Midtown Manhattan - By Coach USA - Sunday, June 4
Travel in the comfort of our own charter bus to Ananda Ashram.

Sign up online to ensure a seat, or at the Welcome Table during Individual Blessings Day OR by clicking the Charter Bus button below. Seats are limited. Tickets $30 roundtrip (no 1-way sales).
First come first served. Credit Card and cash transactions only.

• Departing from the corner of 8th Ave at 31st St. (south side of 31st), near Penn Station.
Arrive at 6:45 AM for processing. *** Please be early/punctual – bus can only stop for 3-5 minutes for pickup.*** Departure at 7:15 AM SHARP. Departs after Homa at 4:30 PM SHARP. No refunds for tardiness.

• Plan extra time to make the bus, because trains/subways run slower on Sundays.
***Bring bus ticket receipt for boarding.***

• Return: Departing from Ananda Ashram for NYC at 4:30 PM SHARP.
Gather at 4:00 PM for processing. • Please be punctual. Bus will leave promptly. No refunds.

• Tickets sales online through 12 AM midnight, June 1.

– At NYC programs: Individual Blessings – June 1 and 2. Go to Welcome Table, Credit card and cash transactions only.

– At departure site if there are remaining tickets – go to bus at 6:45 AM. Come early. Bring $30 cash, exact change. First come first served.

Charter Bus Registration

If you have any questions please contact the New York co-ordinator at: NewYork@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!

To find out more about Amma's world wide non-profit charities or to help with donations click on either of the buttons below.

Amma's Charities

Donate to SMVA

Also visit our spiritual gift shop where what you buy goes to help others!

The Amma Store

For more information on Amma's 2017 US Tour please visit: www.karunamayi.org/world-tour/north-america.

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

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