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Amma's North America Tour 2019 - Atlanta

It was Amma’s third visit to Atlanta. Various dignitaries welcomed Amma, thanking her for adding the southeastern stop to her tour. These included Consul General Dr. Swathi Kulkarni, the US Ambassador to Sweden; Gregory Newell, Chairman & CEO of the Indian American International Chamber of Commerce, Dr. K.V. Kumar, Dean of Emory University School of Medicine; Dr. Vikas Sukhatme, and community leader and businessman Mr. Narender Reddy.

“Amma’s first MA Center, in San Ramon, has turned into 11 around the country. We are lucky to have one here,” said Dr. Kulkarni referring to the MA Center Atlanta in Cumming, which has been working hard to put Amma’s message of selfless service and compassion into action.

Each month, volunteers of MA Center Atlanta cook meals for a local soup kitchen, hold fundraisers for Amma’s humanitarian activities, host youth programs and conduct classes in Amrita Yoga and Integrated Amrita Meditation sessions (IAM Technique). There are also monthly spiritual retreats with Amma’s monastic disciples.

In her talk, Amma told the devotees, “Happiness comes not from the external world, but from within. The path for achieving this is spirituality.”