159 State Street, 2nd Floor, Portland, ME, 04101
Join Shambhavi and Jaya Kula for a celebration of the life of Anandamayi Ma on the occasion of her birthday.
Shambhavi will give satsang on Ma’s life and teachings followed by puja and open mic community kirtan to the Divine Mother.
Chai and snacks will be served. Please join us! This is a free event.
Who Is Anandamayi Ma?
Anandamayi Ma was a 20th-century avatar: a direct emanation of wisdom, born totally awake. By her own testimony, Ma manifested in response to the prayers of sentient beings for a female incarnation of the divine. While accounts of her extraordinary lila, or enlightened activities, are legion, she lived her life as a householder in unusually close contact with her devotees, advising them about all aspects of life, laughing with them, comforting them, singing and simply allowing all those who came to find refuge in her presence. Her guiding presence is still available to anyone who wishes to seek it out. Although Ma had little formal education, she directly embodied enlightened wisdom to such a degree, she was able to convey the subtlest teachings to tens of thousands of followers from all walks of life. Her teachings are precise, playful, gutsy, down-to-earth, inspiring and deeply moving. Jaya Ma!
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