Coexistence and Engagement Between Cultures

“When we engage others with respect, understanding and acceptance, then we will be able to communicate at the level of the heart” said Amma in her address at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations’ (UNAOC) Regional Consultations for Asia-South Pacific, being held in Shanghai.

Cultivating Strength and Vitality

In December 2009, renowned spiritual leader and humanitarian Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) gave the Inaugural Address for the opening of the Vivekananda Foundation International Centre in New Delhi, India. This booklet provides the transcript of that speech, translated by senior disciple Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri. The speech offers inspiring wisdom on creating interreligious harmony, the proper role of education, pride for one's motherland, and the enormous potential of today's youth.

Compassion, The only way to Peace

An Address At Cinema Verite's 2007 Film Festival, 12 October 2007, Paris, France. Inspired By The Depiction Of Amma In Jan Kounen's 2005 Documentary Darshan: The Embrace, The French Film Association Cinema Verite Presented Amma With Its 2007 Prix Cinema Verite For Her Contributions In Fostering World Peace And Harmony

Interfaith Center Gives award to Chancellor Amma

Amma was presented with the Interfaith Center of New York’s 4th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Award. The Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY) bestowed the award upon Amma for her outstanding role as a spiritual leader and humanitarian, citing in specific her Ashram’s massive relief work in the wake of the 2004 tsunami. As part of the award ceremony, Amma delivered an address on intra-religious understanding and collaboration.