Joining the Queue

We Use a Token System

Tokens are free and the system is designed so that the first people to join the line are the first to meet Amma. Here’s how it works:

  • Tokens are small cards, imprinted with a letter and a number, like A1, or C3, or Q7.
  • Groups meet Amma in sequence: the A1 group goes before the A2 group.
  • Everyone wishing to meet Amma must get a token, including infants.
  • A line forms two hours before each program. Everyone in your party must be present.
  • 90 minutes before Amma arrives, tokens are handed out.
  • If you arrive after the program begins, you may still be able to get one. 
  • We may be unable to replace tokens that get lost.

Please plan to arrive at least 90 minutes before the program to receive a free token if you would like to have Amma’s embrace. Tokens may be limited by time constraints.

If you plan to come more than once

  • If you received an embrace on a prior day, you may be asked to wait to receive a token.
  • If you received an embrace during a morning program, you will not be able to get a token for that evening’s program, although you are welcome to attend.

Getting a Seat Before Amma’s Arrival

  • After you have gotten your token, volunteers will seat you.
  • If you leave your seat, please be sure to return 15 minutes before Amma arrives. We will fill in all unoccupied seats at that time.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the hall except covered beverages.
  • Please do not take any photographs, audio or video recordings. Many pictures are available at the Amma Shop. Proceeds from sales in the Amma Shop benefit Amma’s charities.