Amma Sanctuary is the debut
retired animals sanctuary of Ariven Community IHC, a
non-profit, established in California, USA.
What we do:
home for over thousands rescued retired cows & oxen,
saved from cruelty and inhumane slaughter.
planet earth by creating firewood alternatives, clean
electricity & super manure with cow dung.
the hungry through creation of giant organic farms:
utilizing 50% of the vegetarian produce feeding the
healing center and yoga retreat in an ancient sacred
place of South India, Podigai Hills.
& educate the importance of vegetarian diet for better
health, planet earth and collective higher
together the international community of the awake &
conscious beings, the Ariven Community to enable similar
What is Ariven?:
Ariven is the meaning behind Namaste- to "know"
of it all. When
we are aware of Oneness, we are Awake,
the Ariven. The word "Ariven" is from
ancient Tamil language that bridges with
Sanskrit as with "Ari", that means, to
When Gautama Buddha was asked, "Are
you human? Are you God?" ,
his reply was, "I
am Awake". Yes, we are the awake
to enable compassionate passion of
oneness as reality for humanity!
sanctuary as a spiritual project?
"Ari" is an ancient Tamil word that
means "to know". Ariven means, the one
who is awake. This is the age of higher
consciousness with mass awakenings.
After waking up to realizing we are the
spirit having the human experience we
are in touch with the reality described
in all religious texts, as the "I Am".
In this realization is the oneness of
life, reality, karma and dharma. As
awake, we realize the joys of being in
the receiving end of grace. In coming
together as a community of the awake, we
not only enable compassion and sharing
on global scales but also lift our
civilization to the next level of
consciousness. As spiritual beings
inspired in the action, we journey
beyond the "I Am" to "What If", i.e,
transform humanity through our intent as
Let us create Amma Sanctuary together!
We invite you to be a part of the
collective energy we are creating in Amma
Sanctuary is inspired by Sri Mata
Amritandamayi (We are not a formal part of
Click here for the story
behind Amma Sanctuary.)
Your commitment to joining the global
community of the Ariven will enhance the
passion we bring to compassionate work. As
this community grows and prospers along with
the Oneness Village online, more
sanctuaries—and more peace---will be
Sanctuary: Animal rescue and sanctuary for
old cows and bulls that have served people
throughout their lives. We endeavor to save
every Aged Animal Elder (AAE) in the area of
will feed the hungry people vegetarian food:
Utilize 50% of the vegetarian farm produce
for feeding the needy.
Collective Abundance: Intelligent
utilization of cow 'wastes' to create
several unique products that are
earth-friendly and conscious.
Vegetarian Diet: Research, develop & grow
food that brings together ancient vegetarian
wisdom of the East and today's science;
cultivate select non-GMO nutrient rich food
grown in our organic farm, support a global
community of vegetarians
Community: Spiritual & holistic resort
within the sanctuary that supports a yogic
Do random Dharma wherever and everywhere!
not a formal part of Amma's
organization. Amma Sanctuary is
inspired by Sri Mata Amritandamayi.
Click here for the
story behind Amma Sanctuary.
"Great indeed is the power
acquired through austerity to endure
But greater still is the power of
those who relieve the hunger of
can I become enlightened"
Neem Karoli Baba: "Feed
who see all creatures in themselves
And themselves in all creatures know
Those who see all creatures in
And themselves in all creatures know
How can the multiplicity of life
Delude the one who sees its unity?" -Isha
long as we are the living graves of
murdered animals,slaughtered to
satisfy our appetites,how can we
hope in this world to attain the
peace we say we are so anxious for?" -George
Bernard Shaw, Living Grave
not food to those who are hungry.
When you feed the hungry, you serve
From whom is born every living
Those who realize the Self within
Stand firm, grow rich, gather a
Around them, and receive the love of