Who is Amma

Who is Amma?

Gurumatha Amma is the founder and guiding light of the Sridhara Sri Gudda Center for Self Realization, located in Bangalore, India. She often travels around the world to meet devotees, deliver talks and give meditation and yoga retreats. Once a month, she connects with her devotees around the world over telephone at the Hunnime Nudi Satsang.

Amma is the epitome of love and motherly affection. The words she speaks emerge from the power of her inner attainment. When she is with you, she is totally present. She responds to each moment with fresh vigour and enthusiasm. No words can describe her unconditional love. Her light must be experienced in person.


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Amma’s Divine Grace, Her compassion, the sweetness and kindness of Her speech, and Her silent majesty in action are Her divine qualities. She transmits the message of universal love, self-awareness, and selfless service to all of humankind. The predominant feature of being with Amma is the perennial inspiration you feel to reside peaceably within your own Self.

yantra-mandala-puja-2010-006-treatedAmma has found the purpose of human life and has lovingly devoted herself to guiding others to this shared and timeless dimension. Her way of life and teachings illumine the royal road to the human heart. She is an inspired reformer and a self-aware creator. Her deep courage comes from her rootedness in Supreme Reality. Gurumatha Amma is a gentle and loving guide who leads her children along the road of Sadhana to the awareness of their own Divinity within. She has been spreading the message of the Bhagavad Gita through Jeevana Dharma Yoga all over the world, and her life-transforming messages resonate in every soul she meets.

Sridhara Sri Gudda – the Center for Self Realization

“An ashram is a natural expression of the Guru that grows around wherever He is. Guru is the power, the expression of which is the ashram.”

— Gurumatha Amma

The Center for Self Realization at Gudda is a confluence of Ashram and Temple, where the serenity and discipline of ashram life merge with the steady vibrations of mantras chanted daily. Gurumatha Amma established the Centre in order to initiate a spiritual revolution meant to inspire us to perform puja (worship) from a new state of awareness, one that begins and ends in meditation and shows itself through deep sincerity and love.

amma14_bigThe Center is a place which unravels the language of silence, transcending the divisive nature of language with its competing grammars, alphabets and idioms. The aim of the Center is to train spiritual aspirants in the age-old tradition of gurukula (school of the Guru) to decipher the teachings of ancient sages and ultimately to attune to their own inner voice. Vyasa Veda Peeta, The Center for Self Realization at Sridhara Sri Gudda, has Nine Foundations, encompassing Nine Centers: The Center for Sanskrit, Yoga, Vedic Studies, Vedic Research, Food & Health, Books & Music, Ayurveda, Alternative Medicine, and Holistic Medicine.

Under the patient guidance of Gurumatha Amma, aspirants slowly learn to discard the veneer of illusion and to merge with their own highest Self. This Center was created to fulfill the need for a spiritual revolution. Gurumatha Amma generously bestows knowledge and enlightenment to all sincere seekers of freedom. In such a place, pride withers away, revealing one’s own true nature.