Amma in Marlborough, MA
World-renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) returns to New England June 28 & 29 offering her unique motherly embrace to all. Amma has hugged over 36 million people worldwide. Many express feeling unconditional love and total acceptance when hugged by Amma for the first time. In North America, ETW volunteers prepare and serve 72,000 meals in 38 cities, annually. Volunteers across New England, prepared and delivered 790 meals to local shelters, and collected and donated 11,000 loaves of bread and 530 pairs of socks to homeless shelters and 1,200 lbs. of non-perishable items to area food pantries, in 2017. Amma says, “In today’s world, people experience two types of poverty: the poverty caused by lack of food, clothing and shelter, and the poverty caused by lack of love and compassion. Of these two, the second type needs to be considered first because if we have love and compassion in our hearts, then we will wholeheartedly serve those who suffer from lack of food, clothing and shelter.” Location: Best Western Royal Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Rd. W., Marlborough on June 28 and 29. You are invited to receive a personal blessing during the free programs which include inspirational music, meditation, spiritual discourse. Visit ammanewengland.org/tour, call 716.226.6223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please plan to arrive at least 90 minutes before the program to receive a free token to have Amma’s embrace. Tokens are limited by time constraints. For information on Amma's charities, visit embracingtheworld.org
Location: Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Rd. W. (Rt 20), Marlboro
Time: 10:00 am AND 7:00 pm
Organized By: Embracing the World
Food: Proceeds benefit Amma's humanitarian projects around the world. Vegetarian and Vegan Full lunch and dinner Indian snacks - samosas, dosas, idlis, chaat Coffee, Chai, Herbal teas, Smoothies and Juices Desserts Raw Foods and Wraps Gluten-Free options
Directions: Public Transportation from Boston to the program site Amtrak or Interstate Bus passengers arriving in Boston From South Station in Boston, take the MBTA Framingham / Worcester Commuter Rail and get off at the Southborough Commuter Rail stop. This is in the town of Southborough / Southboro, Massachusetts. The Southborough stop has no station building, rest rooms, public telephone, or MBTA employees. From Southborough stop to the program site Trade Center at the Best Western Royal Plaza, Marlborough, MA At the Southborough Commuter Rail stop in Southborough, Massachusetts you can either call a taxi/Uber/Lyft to complete your trip or you may be able to take the Amma shuttle. Uber and LYFT provide some service at this commuter train stop. NOTE the designation “87 Southville Road, Southboro, MA” is understood by both Lyft and Uber as the address of the MBTA commuter train stop in Southboro, MA. If you try to tell them that you are at “MBTA” or something similar, they will not find the address at which the train stops, and you will not be able to get an Uber, or Lyft, ride. Something about their address database causes this. This problem was still active on May 11. Using Lyft or Uber services to reach the program hotel in Marlborough -LoganExpress bus terminal at 11 Burr Street in Framingham - Approximately $30-$40 - Commuter train stop in Southborough at 87 Southville Road in Southborough - Approximately $15-$25 - Logan Airport - Approximately $75-$150 Shuttles from Airport to Hotel Knight’s, 800-822-5456 or 508-839-6252 offers a variety of van, shared-van and limo options for travel between Marlborough and Boston Logan airport. You must make arrangements at least 24 hours in advance. The discounted cost per person is $50. You can reserve online Amma group rate at Knight’s reservation site or call (ask for AMMA rate). Payment can be made with cash, check to the driver or credit card upon booking. Cancellation policy is as follows: Shared van shuttle – ½ hour prior to the pickup time or flight arrival time Town Car or VIP Van – 2 hours prior to the pickup time or flight arrival time Executive Van or mini-bus – 24 hours prior to the pickup time or flight arrival time GoBostonShuttle, 617-969-9999 also offers service between Marlborough and Boston Logan airport. To get a 10% discount, type "June" into the "GroupID/Discount Code" box on the reservations page. The discounted cost is $112.20 one-way for upto 3 passengers. So if 2 people are sharing the ride to the hotel, the cost would be $56 per person. If 3 people are sharing the ride to the hotel, the cost would be $37.40 per person. Car Rentals Avis, 508-460-9756, rents cars at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel. AMMA’s Travel Exchange Amma’s Travel Exchange is a useful tool. People are encouraged to check out the website to view and post travel plans related to Amma’s tours in the US and around the world. Click here to visit the Travel Exchange. MBTA Traveler’s Information Center The MBTA has a Traveler’s Information Center that provides Route and Schedule information for your trip planning. Please call (617) 222-3200, or Toll Free (800) 392-6100. Hearing impaired customers may use TTY: (617) 222-5146. For travelers with disabilities, view the Office for Transportation Access for your trip planning.
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