Nov 21-25 in Los Angeles
Amma’s Arms Are Open To Everyone
Most people come to experience her embrace, her unique way of spreading comfort to the world. Some are drawn to her charitable works. Or to learn more from one of the preeminent spiritual teachers of our time. However they come, most end up being moved & inspired…by one of the world’s most accessible humanitarian leaders.
Mata Amritanandamayi is known throughout the world as Amma, or Mother, for her selfless love and compassion toward all beings. Her entire life has been dedicated to alleviating the pain of the poor, and those suffering physically and emotionally. Read More Here
PLEASE NOTE: New venue for the Los Angeles programs this year!
PROGRAM INFORMATION FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21 & 22
(Free Public Programs – Everyone is Welcome)
Free All-Day Programs both days start at 12 noon.
10:00am: The token line opens. To ensure everyone has an equal chance of getting an early token, please refrain from forming a line until then.
10:30am: Tokens are distributed and guests are escorted to seats.
12:00pm: Amma enters the hall and conducts a short meditation.
12:30pm: Amma begins to embrace those who have a token.
Please plan to arrive at least 90 minutes before the program to receive a free token if you would like to have Amma’s embrace. Tokens may be limited by time constraints. For information about tokens click here.
RETREAT – SATURDAY, SUNDAY, & MONDAY ‘MORNING’ NOVEMBER 23-25
(Retreats are Open to All – Registration Is Required – For Information See Below)
PROGRAM INFORMATION FOR MONDAY ‘EVENING’ NOVEMBER 25 – “DEVI BHAVA”
(Free Public Program – Everyone is Welcome)
4:45pm: Volunteers begin to welcome guests for the program.
5:30pm: Tokens are handed out and guests are escorted to seats.
7:00pm: Amma enters the hall and conducts the Atma Puja, a ritual ceremony for world peace.
8:30pm: Amma begins to embrace everyone who received a token. Dinner service begins and continues until approx. midnight.
Devi Bhava is a special program that begins with the Atma Puja ceremony for world peace. Afterwards, Amma will receive guests who have tokens for an embrace. She will continue doing this all night into the next morning. Many stay the entire time to be in the uplifting atmosphere and to enjoy the devotional singing.
RETREAT REGISTRATION (You may choose to register for the retreat with or without accommodations, & all meals are included!)
This is the first time Amma has ever done a retreat in LA in November! Don’t miss out. Register for the retreat by visiting …
Spend dedicated time in the presence of Amma. Experience a special dinner served by Amma, and a unique time for questions and answers.
The retreat also includes: Morning Yoga, Meditation, Music and Spiritual Talks by Amma’s Senior Disciples, and Cultural Performances.
LOCATION VENUE FOR ALL EVENTS
Loews Hollywood Hotel,
1755 N Highland Ave.
Hollywood, CA. 90028
Programs will be held in “The Ray Dolby Ballroom @ Hollywood and Highland” located on the 5th floor
Spend as much time with Amma as possible by staying in the program hotel – the Loews Hollywood Hotel. We expect discounted rooms to sell quickly! Don’t miss out. Make your reservation before November 5th to take advantage of the best rate we were able to negotiate. When you make your reservations using the special discount code, “AMMA Group” or “MA Center”, you not only save money but help reduce tour costs significantly. Your reservation requires one night’s non-refundable deposit, secured with a valid credit card. There are also two overflow hotels now available if you are not able to reserve a room at Loews Hollywood Hotel, and they are nearby walking distance to the program: The Hilton Garden Inn Hollywood, and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Ask for the “Amma Group” discounted rate at either of them.
If you are choosing to stay on site during the retreat AND want a room for both public program nights and the retreat, all of your reservations will be handled through our retreat office via the retreat registration link above.
Public Program Reservations
If you ONLY wish to stay in the hotel for the public programs, book before November 5th online, or call any of the above hotels and ask for special discount code “AMMA Group” or “MA Center”.
You will ONLY be able to book for the Public Program nights at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, November 21, 22 and 25 & 26, since the retreat is booked separately.
If you are choosing to stay on site during the retreat, your hotel reservations for public programs need to be booked with your retreat reservation.
For Public Program Dates – November 21st & 22nd, please use this link for reservations at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.
For Public Program Date – November 25th, please use this link for reservations at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.
For details about Southern California Los Angeles Area Program Information, including parking, please call: (310) 295-1852 or visit www.amma.org or www.amma.org/macla or you can email: email@example.com