About Us

Mata Amritanandamayi Center (M.A. Center) of the NY/NJ area is the hub of spiritual and humanitarian activities inspired by Her Holiness Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma). Admirers and followers of Amma gather here to participate in activities for spiritual upliftment and selfless service to society.

The M.A. Center NY family is a very diverse group. Our members are from literally every major religion, ethnicity, tradition and culture, coming together as a family. Although we primarily follow the Indian tradition of Sanatana Dharma, we observe the important days of all major religions and cultures.


(sat = goodness/the Supreme Truth | sang = gathering)

Though the term Satsang  can be interpretted with deeper meanings, it could be simply understood as a gathering for a goodness.

The main gathering at the M.A. Center NY happens every 4th Saturday. We gather to do spiritual practices, or satsang, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, followed by a delicious vegetarian meal. The evening consists of meditation, chanting, spiritual talk/discussion and devotional singing (bhajans).

Other Activities

Mothers' Kitchen - Our volunteers prepare and serve meals for shelters in the region four weekends every month.

AYUDH - Amrita Yuva Dharma Dhara is a youth initiative, encouraging the youth to get involved in activities of personal empowerment and societal benefit.

IAM Meditation Technique - Regular meditation instructional sessions are organized at M.A. Center to teach Amma's Integreated Amrita Meditation Technique (IAM).