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Amma, the Hugging Saint, Returns to the Boston Area

May 21, 2014 11:07AM

World-renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) returns to the Boston area June 27 to 29, offering free programs and a prayer ceremony for world peace at the Best Western Royal Trade Center, in Marlborough. Everyone is invited to receive a personal blessing at the free programs at 7 p.m., June 27, and 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., June 28.

Known in the international media as “the Hugging Saint,” Amma has hugged more than 32 million people around the globe. “When Amma embraces someone, it is a process of purification and inner healing,” says Volunteer Coordinator Vino Gupta. “Spiritual teacher Wayne Dyer calls Amma a living saint who immerses people in a sea of divine love.” Information on Amma’s charities can be found at

The weekend programs include inspirational music, meditation and spiritual discourse. Devi Bhava, the evening program on June 29, is a celebration devoted to world peace. Numbered tokens for individual blessings are distributed at 8:30 a.m. for morning programs and 5:45 p.m. for evening programs. Devi Bhava tokens are distributed at 5:30 p.m.

Cost: Free. Location: Best Western Royal Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Rd. W., Marlborough. For more information, call 716-226-6223 or visit

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