ATLANTA, Ga. — Through her extraordinary acts of love and self-sacrifice, Mata Amritanandamayi, or “Amma” as she is more commonly known, has endeared herself to millions around the world, and she will be visiting Atlanta this summer.

Over the past 45 years, Amma has physically hugged an estimated 39 million people from all parts of the world. By tenderly embracing everyone who comes to her, Amma shares her boundless love with all — regardless of their beliefs, their status or why they have come to her.

Amma is coming for an 11-city tour from June 6-July 18, visiting Seattle, San Ramon, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Chicago and Toronto for a series of free public programs and three retreats. Audiences will be able to listen to Amma’s talks and get in line for one of her motherly hugs.

Amma will visit Atlanta Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29, at the Hilton, Atlanta.

The event is free. 

Programs include inspirational music, meditation, spiritual discourse, and personal blessings.

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For information on Amma’s charitable activities, visit

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