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Amma Sri Karunamayi Visits New York City, NY

Amma Sri Karunamayi visits New York, NY - 2019

Amma’s 2019 programs for New York City have completed. Thanks to all who attended and we look forward to seeing you all next year!.


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Contact Information

If you have any questions about the New York City programs please contact the city co-ordinator Geeta Argerwala at (845) 893-8639 or Kavita Khanna at (914) 923-8327 or by email


Individual Blessing DAYS/Saraswati Diksha – (Free Public Program)

Thursday, June 6, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. AND
Friday, June 7, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Doors open at 9:30 AM.

Individual Blessings are offered on a first come, first served basis. Please be prepared to relax for some time in the charged atmosphere of the hall. Due to the large number of people attending this program, individuals arriving after 2:30 pm are not guaranteed an Individual Blessing with Amma.

(Please note: Each person may only receive one individual blessing per yearly tour. First time attendees who have never received an individual blessing from Amma before will be given priority in the group)..

Saraswati Mantra Diksha is available for students, ages 4-24. Those who wish to receive Diksha should come fully bathed or showered (with head and hair washed) and dressed in modest, white attire. Saraswati Diksha is offered periodically throughout the day, as groups of students coalesce.

While Individual Blessings are free, there is a nominal suggested donation for Saraswati Mantra Diksha.

For more information on individual blessings please see our Guide to Individual Blessings

The Community Church of New York
40 E 35th St,
New York, NY 10016


Parking & Transportation


One Day Meditation Retreat – (Half-Day options are also available)

Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

We cordially invite you to join Amma for a one-day silent meditation retreat in New York City, NY. All meditators, from beginners to those with an established practice, will benefit from the special retreat atmosphere. Participants will be spiritually nourished by Amma’s serene presence, silent meditations, discourses and spiritual chanting.

Based on the success of last year’s retreats, Amma has graciously offered to continue having one-day retreats as part of her 2018 Tour. They are being offered so that more people can take advantage of this precious time with Amma in a retreat setting without disrupting their busy schedules. The retreats will provide an invaluable opportunity for devotees to deepen their meditation practice and to listen to the inspirational wisdom of Amma’s divine discourses.

Amma has specially designed her one-day meditation retreats so that all who attend will derive the most benefit. For this purpose, participants are requested to maintain silence throughout the retreat.

You will receive a confirmation letter with more information, including guidelines on what to bring to the retreat, after your registration form has been processed. Early registration discount is available through June 2. Refunds will be given through May 31 only (with $15 cancellation fee). No refunds after this date.

Additional Details:

  • Full-day or half-day registration is available
  • Participants are also requested to wear modest, white attire to the retreat
  • The morning session concludes after lunch. The afternoon session begins with lunch
  • Light breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided for half- and full-day attendees
  • Accommodations are not included for one-day retreats
  • Children under 17 years of age need special permission to attend the retreat
  • Amma does not grant personal interviews during meditation retreats

For more information on the mediation retreat please see our Guide to Meditation Retreats


Church of the Holy Trinity
316 E 88th St,
New York, NY 10128


Parking & Transportation
Parking in nearby parking lots is suggested. Read street signs carefully before parking on the street. A beautiful venue on a quiet street on the Upper Eastside of Manhattan, easily accessible by car or public transportation – #6 and Q trains.


Homa (Sacred Fire Ceremony) – (Free Public Program)

Sunday, June 9, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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.

Things to know and bring

  • Please wear clean, modest attire that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Bring a pillow or blanket if you plan on sitting on the ground. Chairs are also provided
  • Please turn all beepers and cell phones off or to blink/vibrate mode so that others are not disturbed
  • Please do not take photos without special permission beforehand. Video and audio-taping are not permitted

For more information on the homa sarcred fire ceremony please see our Guide to Sacred Fire Ceremonies






Ananda Ashram/Yoga Society of NY
13 Sapphire Rd,
Monroe, NY 10950


Parking is at Sapphire Elementary School which is before the turnoff for the Ashram on the right.


Charter Bus Transportation

  • Charter Bus Seat tickets are $35 per ticket, limited seating available – (No one way options are available)
  • Sign up online or at the welcome table at the Individual Blessing Days programs on June 6 & 7
    First come first served basis. credit card and cash transactions only
  • Tickets available online through 12 AM midnight June 5. After this date they will need to be purchased at the individual blessing programs.
  • At NYC programs: Individual Blessings June 6 and 7 go to the welcome table to purchase onsite. Credit card & cash transactions only
  • Charter bus round trip from Midtown Manhattan by Coach USA – Sunday, June 9. Travel in the comfort of our own charter bus to Ananda Ashram
  • Departure at 7:15 AM SHARP. 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 **
  • Plan extra time to make the bus, because trains/subways run slower on Sundays. ** Bring your charter bus ticket receipt for boarding **
  • Departing from Ananda Ashram for NYC at 4:45 PM SHARP.
    Gather and meet at 4:30 PM for processing. Please be punctual as bus will leave promptly. No refunds
  • At departure site if there are remaining tickets – go to bus at 6:45 AM. Come early and bring $35 cash, exact change. First come first served




Contact Information

If you have any questions about the New York City programs please contact the city co-ordinator Geeta Argerwala at (845) 893-8639 or Kavita Khanna at (914) 923-8327 or by email


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!

For more information on Amma’s 2019 US Tour please visit:

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu


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