'Hugging Saint' visits San Ramon Around Town, posted by , a resident of , on Jun 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm
San Ramon is hardly a Mecca or Jerusalem, but thousands of people are making a pilgrimage here to see and be touched by a woman who's been called one of the 12 most influential contemporary religious leaders. Mata Amritanandamayi -- known as Amma or the hugging saint -- is in her ashram, the M.A. Center, in the hills just west of town.
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Posted by Donna Kerger, a resident of San Ramon, on Jun 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm
Mata Amritanandamayi or Amma as she is warmly called has been holding her retreats at the M.A. Center for many years. Not sure why San Ramon is referenced as the M.A. Center on Crow Canyon Road is in Alameda County and is in an unincorporated area of Castro Valley. The M.A. Center has always been respectful and friendly to its neighboring communities.