Nestled in the rolling hills near San Ramon, California, the M.A. Center was Amma’s first U.S. ashram. Inaugurated in 1989, it was one of only a few ashrams to be established in her name outside of India at that time. It has since served as an organizational center for Amma’s global humanitarian activities as well as a spiritual retreat center for North America. Programs and events are held throughout the year for an active and diverse community. Outside of her main ashram in India, Amma has spent more time at the San Ramon center then anywhere else in the world, making it a unique and inspiring place to visit.
Who is the M.A. Center Community?
M.A. Center is the physical home to a small group of residents, and the spiritual home for hundreds of people from the greater San Francisco Bay Area. On Saturdays, everyone comes together to participate in service opportunities and attend programs. This wider community also participates in special events throughout the year, including spiritual retreats, environmental workshops, and holiday celebrations. People also meet regularly in local area small community groups, called satsangs, for spiritual upliftment and connection.