AMMA – Toronto – July 19 – 22, 2012

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Welcome to Amma’s 2012 Canadian tour
It is with gratitude and great joy that we welcome you to Amma’s Canadian Program!!!

Amma’s programs will be held from July 19-22 at the: Doubletree by Hilton, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON, M9W1J3.

Amma’s public programs are free of charge and you are welcome to come and go as desired. In Toronto, retreat with Amma is offered and it requires pre-registration and payment.
Amma makes herself available to anyone who wishes to receive her blessing and does her utmost to accomodate everybody. Amma’s darshan takes the unique form of a tender, motherly embrace, an expression of compassion and empathy.
In order to ensure a harmonious flow, a token system has been developed. Free, numbered tokens are given out approximately one hour prior to the start of each program. At all programs, please be sure to obtain your free token for darshan (Amma’s personal blessing) in the early part of program. Only one person can receive darshan with one token.
Program details

Free Public Program: July 19 (Thursday) at 10 a.m.
The morning program begins with a short meditation, followed by darshan until about 3 pm, according to the number of people present.

Free Public Program: July 19 (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m.
The evening program begins with a satsang (a spiritual discourse), followed by a 90-minute set of bhajans (devotional music), meditation, and darshan.

Retreat: July 20 – July 22 – Pre registration is required
The retreat is a treasured opportunity to spend time with Amma in a more intimate setting. The retreat includes many special activities with Amma such as darshan, meditation, a question & answer session, and a special dinner served by her. In addition, there are classes with the swamis and other unique events, including the IAM-Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique® course for those who are interested.
Retreat Registration has started. Please click here for more information.

Devi Bhava – Free Program: July 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Devi Bhava, literally translated as “the mood of the divine mother,” is a a very special event that celebrates the feminine aspect of God, and God’s unconditional love and compassion for all humanity. It is a traditional, joyful celebration when Amma gives darshan as the Divine Mother.
The evening commences with an Atma Puja, a ceremony to promote peace and well being for the world. In honor of the Divine Self that dwells in all, the Atma Puja includes a spiritual talk by Amma, a powerful ceremony that involves chanting the names of Devi (the divine mother), and the distribution of holy water blessed by Amma to all attendees. Following the puja, Amma offers her darshan to everyone present. Once every one has received darshan, Amma blesses all participants by showering petals on those gatherees in a poignant conclusion to the program.