Welcome to Amma’s 2016 Summer Canadian Tour
It is with gratitude and great joy that we welcome you to Amma’s Canadian Program!!!
Amma’s programs will be held from July 11 – July 14 at the International Plaza Hotel (formerly known as Doubletree by Hilton), 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON, M9W1J3. Amma’s public programs are free of charge and you are welcome to come and go as desired. In Toronto, retreat with Amma is offered and it requires pre-registration and payment. Amma makes herself available to anyone who wishes to receive her blessing and does her utmost to accommodate everybody. Amma’s darshan takes the unique form of a tender, motherly embrace, an expression of compassion and empathy. In order to ensure a harmonious flow, a token system has been developed. Free, numbered tokens are given out approximately one hour prior to the start of each program. At all programs, please be sure to obtain your free token for darshan (Amma’s personal blessing) in the early part of program. Only one person can receive darshan with one token.
International Plaza Hotel
655 Dixon Road
Martin Grove & Dixon Road
The rooms at International Plaza hotel are sold out
Here are two hotels located near the International Plaza Hotel
Radisson (closest to the Amma program Venue)
640 Dixon Road, Toronto
There are no more rooms available at International Plaza hotel for the dates of July 11,12,13,14. Radisson has suites available for $139 a night. Parking is included
The booking page for Radisson – www.radisson.com/amma
Holiday Inn Hotel which is a short walk away, offers the same rate ($119.00) for four in a room and free parking.
Holiday Inn Airport Toronto East,
600 Dixon Road, Phone 416-240-7511
Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport
33 Carlson Court, Toronto
Free Public Program: July 11 (Monday) at 10 a.m.
The morning program begins with a short meditation, followed by darshan until about 3 pm, according to the number of people present.
Free Public Program: July 11 (Monday) at 7:00 p.m.
The evening program begins with a satsang (a spiritual discourse), followed by a 90-minute set of bhajans (devotional music), meditation, and darshan.
Retreat: July 12 – July 14 – Pre registration is required
The retreat is a treasured opportunity to spend time with Amma in a more intimate setting. The retreat includes many special activities with Amma such as darshan, meditation, a question & answer session, and a special dinner served by her. In addition, there are classes with the swamis and other unique events, including the IAM-Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique® course for those who are interested.
Devi Bhava – Free Program (Thursday): July 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Devi Bhava, literally translated as “the mood of the divine mother,” is a a very special event that celebrates the feminine aspect of God, and God’s unconditional love and compassion for all humanity. It is a traditional, joyful celebration when Amma gives darshan as the Divine Mother.
The evening commences with an Atma Puja, a ceremony to promote peace and well being for the world. In honor of the Divine Self that dwells in all, the Atma Puja includes a spiritual talk by Amma, a powerful ceremony that involves chanting the names of Devi (the divine mother), and the distribution of holy water blessed by Amma to all attendees. Following the puja, Amma offers her darshan to everyone present. Once every one has received darshan, Amma blesses all participants by showering petals on those gatheres in a poignant conclusion to the program.
From South (QEW/Queen Elizabeth Way): HWY 427 north -> HWY 27 north -> exit Dixon Rd east (hotel is on right hand side)
From West (Hwy 401): Take Dixon Road exit->- turn left at the lights (west onto Dixon Rd.)-> hotel is on left hand side (couple of minutes down road, at Kelfield Rd.& Dixon Rd.)
From North (400): 400 south-> 401 west -> take Dixon Rd/Martingrove exit -> exit on Dixon Rd (only one way to exit)-> hotel is on left hand side
From East (401): 401 west->take Dixon Rd/Martingrove exit -> exit on Dixon Rd (only one way to exit)-> hotel is on left hand side, at first set of light
Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is just 5 minutes (3 km) from the hotel. There is a 24/7 courtesy shuttle from Terminal 1-Post S5 & Terminal 3 Post C22.
From Pearson International Airport a taxi ride will cost approximately $12.
TORONTO TRANSIT COMISSION (TTC) – PUBLIC TRANSIT
From Kipling Subway Station: Take 46 MARTIN GROVE towards STEELES. Exit at Martingrove and Dixon Road.
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This intersection is also serviced by 58 Malton Bus from Spadina Subway Station.
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From Union Station travel Northbound to Bloor or Spadina Subway subway stations. Then travel west bound to Kipling subway station and take the above mentioned bus route.
For more information on TTC please visit www.ttc.ca
VIA and Amtrak trains arrive at Union Station which is located 30 minutes from the hotel. From Union station one can commute to the hotel using TTC as mentioned above.
Parking is free for everyone residing in the hotel. For people who are not residing in the hotel, $7 will be charged for a 12 hour pass. The pass permits multiple entry and exit.