amma-childSaraswati Diksha Initiation
Friday, April 12, 2019

East Shore Unitarian Church
12700 SE 32nd Street Bellevue, WA

(Students, Ages 4-24)


To bless and inspire students, Amma offers initiation, or diksha, into the most sacred and auspicious Sri Saraswati Mantra. Initiation will be offered to students between 4 and 24 years of age on the Individual Blessing days during the tour. Saraswati is the Goddess of Learning, the Arts, and Wisdom. Please see the guidelines below.

childrenDiksha is a sacred process through which the divine energy of the mantra is transmitted to the student along with extra special blessings. Amma will inscribe the sacred letters of Sri Saraswati Mantra on the tongues of the students, using a stem from the sacred tulsi plant that has been dipped in honey. Since time immemorial, this method of inscribing Sri Saraswati Mantra has been used to convey the blessings of Sri Saraswati Devi to students.

The tulsi plant, which is the embodiment of purity, signifies that the student’s words must become absolutely pure and true, and the sweet honey signifies that the student’s words and thoughts must always contain the sweetness of kindness and compassion. Thus, the precious Sri Saraswati Mantra blesses students with sweet and pure words, thoughts and actions.

SaraswatbijaSri Saraswati Mantra diksha bestows abundant blessings on a student, such that their mind will blossom with the great qualities of concentration, creativity, discrimination and attention. Through the power of Sri Saraswati Mantra, students’ study habits and academic performance will improve. In addition to these intellectual enhancements, Sri Saraswati Mantra also enables students to have right understanding of how to use knowledge for spiritual development and service to society.

Sri Saraswati mantra diksha is offered in both the US and India.

Amma loves hearing about her children’s progress from year to year. After receiving diksha, it is very beneficial to come and see Amma every year in your city (or somewhere close by), to continue receiving her blessings.


Guidelines for Receiving Sri Saraswati Bija Mantra Diksha
Students who wish to receive Sri Saraswati Mantra diksha are requested to observe the following important guidelines:

  • Available to students ages 4-24. Please note: This diksha/initiation is given only once in a student’s life.
  • Students must have fully bathed or showered, including washing the head and hair, prior to coming to the program.
  • Students must be wearing modest white attire.
  • Before receiving diksha (initiation), it is necessary to register at the bookstore at Amma’s programs. There is a nominal donation fee of $41 per student to receive diksha. It is not necessary to pre-register; simply fill out this form and bring it with you to the program. This sponsorship helps to support Amma’s Tribal School Children and the purchase of notebooks for students.

Resources for Additional InformationVedic Mantras

Vedic Mantras for Peace and Healing – Amma’s teachings on the use and significance of Sri Saraswati and Sri Mrutyunjaya Mantras

Sri Saraswati Mantra Meditation CD – Amma chants Sri Saraswati Mantra in a style suitable for meditation

Sri Saraswati Mantra Sankirtana CD – Amma chants Sri Saraswati Mantra in a musical style suitable for casual listening or singing along

During All Programs, We Kindly Request That You...

  • Please wear clean, modest attire that covers the knees and shoulders.
  • Chairs are also provided, but it’s best to bring a pillow or blanket if you plan on sitting on the floor.
  • Please turn all beepers and cell phones off or to blink/vibrate mode so that others are not disturbed.
  • Please do not take photos without special permission beforehand. Video and audio-taping are not permitted.

Om Shanti Shanti Shantihi – May All Be in Peace

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu – May Everyone Be Happy

Retreat Information:

Meditation Retreat
April 13, 2019

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Early registration fee
through April 1:

Full day: $102 | Half day: $62

Late registration fee
after April 1:

Full day: $122 | Half day: $77

• Morning session concludes after lunch. Afternoon session begins at lunch.

• Light lunch and snacks will be provided for half day and full day registration.

• Accommodations are not included for one day retreats.

• Refunds through April 1 only (with $15 cancellation fee). No refunds after this date.

We will acknowledge all completed registration forms once we receive them, and send a confirmation letter with more information, including guidelines on what to wear and bring to the retreat.

Eastshore Unitarian Church
12700 SE 132nd St.
Bellevue, WA

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