Amma, the Hugging Saint, comes to D.C.
Jul 01, 2015 12:57AM
She dedicates every moment of her life to serving others with a pure selfless attitude. Amma works tirelessly to nourish and comfort people with her many humanitarian activities, including hospitals, orphanages, disaster relief, food for the poor and needy, schools, pensions for the elderly and disadvantaged, housing for the homeless and much more.
Thousands of people attend Amma’s programs around the world to receive her blessings and imbibe her words of wisdom as she shares her divine inspiration. Referred to as the hugging saint, Amma spends hours on end giving darshan (spiritual blessings) in the form of a hug.
Over the past 40 years, Amma has embraced millions of people worldwide. As renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall said in presenting Amma with the Ghandi-King award for nonviolence at the United Nations in 2002, “I believe (Amma) stands here before us, God’s love in a human body.”
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway in Arlington. For more information, visit AmmaDC.org.