Bay seniors who wonder what happened to the cults of our youth – Werner Erhard’s est, Rajneesh and his purple people – can check out the latest incarnation of mass mysticism in San Ramon. Amma, the internationally successful hugging guru has her own campus there which she will be visiting from May 30 to June 5. You need a token to get into her morning programs which includes an embrace from Amma. Tokens are free. In all fairness her philosophy is not simply narcissistic navel gazing. It does include extensive and effective social, health and environmental projects in India.

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