~ Mother of Compassion ~
Amma Sri Karunamayi is revered across the globe as an embodiment of Divine Motherly Love, due to the compassion and affection that she showers liberally on all people, animals, and even plants, the spiritual knowledge & guidance that she gives freely to all, and the charitable works that she has undertaken.
“Amma,” or Mother, as she is affectionately called by her followers, is internationally revered as a living saint, humanitarian, peace leader & spiritual teacher of a global scale. Uniting science & spirituality, Amma is widely sought after and speaks in venues across the world, sharing her visionary message of global unity, sustainability in the new millennium, & higher spiritual awareness.
Amma often likes to say that her only work in this world is to remove the suffering from the hearts of her children. This she does through her kind, loving words of spiritual guidance and encouragement, her healing touch, and her divine knowledge and insight. Today, Amma divides her time between the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, and India, fulfilling her life’s mission of providing comfort, solace, and spiritual guidance to all who come to her.
Amma’s International Charities
Amma Sri Karunamayi has been traveling the globe for over 20 years, selflessly dedicating Her time to relieve the pain and suffering of all — regardless of their religion, ethnicity, gender or nationality. Her universal love for all humankind has inspired countless people to join Her mission of global unity and has resulted in the formation of Amma’s non-for-profit humanitarian organization the SMVA Trust®. Together with Amma’s volunteer initiative programs called Karunaseva® (Compassionate Service), these 2 organizations under Amma’s loving guidance, are empowering people around the world to have a brighter future.
The SMVA Trust Free Schools Initiative provides education to impoverished children in the remote regions of India. Thanks to Amma's vision, these disadvantaged children are now being given the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty & learn invaluable skills that will help them secure a brighter future. Furthermore, these children are personally encouraged to attend college & attain higher levels of education, so that they can eventually return back to their villages to serve their community as lawyers, doctors, nurses, engineers, or other skilled professionals.
Free Health Care
The SMVA Trust Free Hospital & Mobile Clinic offers free medical care & services to those in dire need. Providing care & treatment for such conditions as cancer, diabetes, polio, & eye diseases, and offering services through dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, cardiology, x-rays & laboratory work, obstetrics & gynecology, the Free Hospital and Mobile Van Clinic serve over 2 million patients with debilitating and life-threatening conditions. Parents are now no longer needing to choose between feeding their children & buying the necessary medications to treat their diseases. Now expecting mothers are relieved to be given the required care during complications in childbirth. And children are no longer forced to grow up horribly disfigured from preventable diseases like polio, thanks to the dedicated service of countless volunteers through the loving guidance of Amma & the SMVA Trust's Free Hospital & Mobile Clinic.
Clean Water For Life
Millions of villagers in the remote regions of Andhra Pradesh, India are forced to fetch water from wells without safe or convenient access. Over the years, we have received many heart-wrenching pleas from the local villagers who are suffering from the various effects of fluoride poisoning due to contaminated water whose fluoride levels reach 25 times the excess amount considered safe for human consumption. Under Amma's guidance over 16 water treatment plants have been opened by the SMVA Trust and are providing clean, portable, drinking water to communities in desparate need.
Many International Social Welfare Projects have been initiated through the tireless work of SMVA Trust volunteers; from feeding the hungry, to clothing the disadvantaged, to the distribution of wheelchairs, to organizing blood donation camps, & providing emergency care in times of natural disasters. Countless volunteers are always ready at hand to offer love & compassionate service to those in need.
Since it's inception in 2009, the Jubilee Free Housing Project has brought the shelter, safety, and comfort of a new home to thousands of people living below the poverty line. Each new home is gifted to a family in dire need & significantly impacts every aspect of their lives. The Jubilee Free Housing Project empowers the villagers to participate in building their own homes as well as offers them access to clean water, electricity, and sanitation. Entire villages are being united and given the hope for a sustainable and prosperous future.
SMVA Trust® Initiatives
Experience the unconditional love and compassion of Amma Sri Karunamayi during Her Holiness’s 21st visit to North America. Amma will be giving free, public programs from March through the end of July.
On Sunday October 12, 2014, a severe cyclone hit the states of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, India causing massive devastation. Out of Her Immense Love and Compassion for the suffering of the people of the affected areas Amma Sri Karunamayi has helped mobilize the SMVA Trust Emergency Relief Teams to take immediate action and provide food, clothing, clean water, medical supplies and compassion to those most seriously suffering.
Read Amma’s inspiring words of wisdom for this year’s International Peace Day and join millions of people around the world at 12 noon to observe a few moments of blissful silence.