Six years ago I was lucky enough to meet Amma when she was on a tour of America. I got my number and waited around (ok so there was chanting, resting rooms, and indian food) with hundreds of others for my chance to get a hug from "the hugging saint." It was one of the best and most moving experiences of my life...literally I almost ran off to New York to live in an ashram. A few years later she came back and I was able to receive my mantra for mediation. I made it my new years resolution to meditate every day. So far not so good, but at least I meditate more often.