Amritanandamayi, Mataji

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AMRITANANDAMAYI, Mataji. Also writes as Ammachi. Indian, b. 1953. Genres: Inspirational/Motivational Literature. Career: Operated as a trance medium until the late 1970s; Mata Amritanandamayi Center, Kerala, India, founder and Hindu spiritual teacher. Also affiliated with a center named after her in San Ramon, CA; conducted a world tour, 1987, including travel across the United States; United Nations Millennium Peace Summit, invited participant, 2000. Sometimes uses the name Ammachi. Publications: For My Children: Spiritual Teachings of Mata Amritanandamayi, 1986; Awaken, Children! Dialogues with Sri Sri Mata Amritanandamayi (originally Amritanandamayi sambhashanangal), 2 vols, trans. Swami Amritaswarupananda, 1990, rev. ed., 1998; Eternal Wisdom: Upadeshamritam, trans M.N. Namboodiri, 1999. Address: c/o Author Mail, Mata Amritanandamayi Center, PO Box 613, San Ramon, CA 94583, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]