Month: April 2011

Amma, Mamma, Mother God

Mata Amritanandamayi is the name of the saint known most popularly as “the hugging saint.”  To her devotees she is merely Amma, a word in Sanskrit that means mother. To some she may even be the more charming Ammachi, or Amritachi, variations on a word that since the beginning of written language has been used…

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A Good Meditation Practice

I’ve finally been getting back to a regular meditation routine.  I didn’t remember how much I had missed it until I finally got back into the groove. Some aspects of a regular meditation practice can be difficult: in addition to all the usual, sore muscles, monkey-mind, an achey back, etc. I can get a little…

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