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AMMA'S VISIT

Wednesday 14
to Friday 16
November
2018

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Amma spends over half of the year travelling the world. She has come to London for a two or three day visit every year for the last 30 years as part of her European Tour which includes 10 or 11 cities in October and November.

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Meeting Amma is a rare opportunity to be in the presence of one of the most accessible spiritual masters of our time. She offers everyone her darshan - her signature embrace - in sessions which last many hours as well as giving spiritual talks which are down to earth, often humorous and always profound.

Day programmes start with a meditation led by Amma, followed by darshan - with Amma giving her embrace for several hours to everyone who has a token. Get a token.

Evening programmes include a spiritual talk, devotional singing and music, a guided meditation and then once again, Amma gives her darshan for several hours. There is also a welcome ceremony on the first evening. Please note that whilst you need a token to receive Amma's darshan, you do not need one for the talks, music or meditation.

All are welcome to the programme, which is free of charge. There are various outlets for eating and drinking, including Indian and Western vegetarian. There is also a large range of items for sale including books of Amma's teachings, music, incense and ayurvedic products handmade at Amma's ashram and items of clothing. There is also the opportunity to have a massage by qualified practitioners. All purchases help to raise funds for Amma's charitable network of projects for Embracing the World.

 

SCHEDULE

Wednesday 14
17:00 Doors open / Tokens at approx 18:00
19:30 Amma arrives / Welcome / Spiritual Talk / Meditation / Singing / Darshan from late night till early hours

Thursday 15
08:30
Doors open / Tokens at approx 09:30
11:00 Amma arrives / Meditation / Singing / Darshan thoughout the day and evening 

Friday 16
08:00 Doors open / Tokens at approx 08:30
10:00 Amma arrives / Meditation / Darshan till mid-afternoon
16:30 Doors open / Tokens at approx 17:30
19:00 Amma arrives / Welcome / Spiritual Talk / Ceremony for World Peace / Singing / Meditation / Darshan till early morning

 

DARSHAN TOKENS

There is no need to register for the event, and every Amma programme is free of charge (including parking). However due to the number of people who come to see Amma, there is a token system that ensures everyone who has queued and received a token can meet Amma.

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If you want to receive Amma's darshan (her personal embrace) you must have a token, and be present when tokens are handed out (i.e. you cannot ask someone to get a token for you). We recognise that this can present some logistical issues for some, but it is the fairest system we have to ensure that everyone who queues does receive a token.

The queue for tokens starts approximately two - three hours before tokens are handed out (typically 1.5 hours before the programme starts). Please see the programme schedule for timing. If you have arrived late and all tokens are allocated, it might be possible to receive a timecard which can be exchanged for a token later during the programme. If you do receive a timecard please listen carefully for an announcement  from the stage and on the screens to return to the queuing area to exchange it.

We  request people to be patient while queuing and respectful to our volunteers. It is an excellent opportunity to practise following Amma's example of tireless love and compassion.

 

VOLUNTEERING

Amma's London visit could not take place without the dedication and service of many volunteers from all walks of life. We need people to help out in many areas: Food preparation and serving, Washing Up, Greeting and Stewarding, Cloakroom, Preparing Flowers, as well as more specialised areas such as Drivers, Massage therapists and Electricians. Any service, no matter how little, makes a huge difference to the programme, so please do get in touch!

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Everyone at the programme volunteers their time and effort and this means that more funds can be raised for Amma's charitable projects - so you will be making a difference, not only to the people present at the event, but much further afield as well. Voluntary service also brings its own rewards and many people report an increased closeness to Amma and her work.

If you can commit to several hours during the programme please register in advance on the Registration Form where there is a fuller range of opportunities. For enquiries, email seva@amma.org.uk.

If you would like to help during the time you spend with Amma, even for just a couple of hours, please come to the Seva (Volunteer) Desk when you arrive and we will find something suitable for you.

 

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"The beauty and charm of selfless love and service should not die away from the face of this earth. The world should know that a life of dedication is possible, that a life inspired by love and service to humanity is possible." Amma

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SPECIAL NEEDS

We are happy to help visitors with special needs and make every effort to accommodate those in wheelchairs and those who are physically challenged, as well as the elderly.

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If you would like to receive a hug from Amma please arrive at least two hours before the start time of your chosen session to join the token line and let a volunteer know about your concerns.

It's important to join the token line if you are able, as this is the best way to get a token to receive Amma's embrace. If you arrive after the tokens have been distributed please speak with a volunteer and you might be issued a timecard which can be exchanged for a token later on in the programme.

 

GETTING THERE

Sandown Park
Racecourse

Portsmouth Rd
Esher
Surrey
KT10 9AJ

By Car
If using a Sat Nav, please enter Portsmouth Road rather than Sandown Park. This will bring you to our main car park, just off the A307 (Esher High Street) and directly in front of the main entrance.

By Train
The nearest station is Esher (overground). There's a taxi rank at the station, or go to the far end of the platform and walk across the racecourse (10 mins). Alternatively it’s a 15 min walk by road.

 

 

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Websites to Explore
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