The silent retreats held in Amritapuri have always been a great experience for the participants. With Amma's blessings, now the retreats are going online. In times when we are not able to travel as before, this is an excellent way to connect to our Self and rejuvenate ourselves, staying in our homes.
Stay safe and healthy.
Swami Shubamrita Puri
Aum Amriteshwaryai Namah,
By Amma’s grace, the Amrita Silent Retreat Online has been a great success. Over 1500 devotees are participating in the present weekend series, and 89% of you, when surveyed, said you would like to continue with the current weekend format. Many of you have shared that these retreats have enriched you and breathed new life into your sadhana routine. Inspired by you, Amma has asked us to offer a new series of the existing 4-Weekend Retreat followed by making the Monthlong Silent Retreat available to you online.
The next 4-Weekend Retreat is from 25 July - 17 August and consists of 2 sessions per day. The first session, yoga & meditation, is from 6:30-9:00 am IST and the second session, meditation & satsang (spiritual talk), is from 3:00-4:45 pm IST. If you are unable to participate in the live sessions, the recordings will be available for 30 days from the date of original recording. The cost of the 4-Weekend Package, which includes all sessions, is $50. The cost of one day is $10. English sessions are on Saturdays and Sundays; French, German or Japanese programs are on Mondays.
The Monthlong Silent Retreat from 25 August - 22 September provides a full day’s schedule of sadhana (spiritual practice). Participation can be either from the comfort of your own home or in the supportive environment of Amma’s French or German Centers, where you will receive accommodation, food and the benefit of practicing together in community.
The Monthlong Silent Retreat Online includes scripture classes, satsangs, guided meditations, daily yoga classes, question & answer sessions, live interactive sessions with the instructors, and personal check-ins in small, intimate groups with Swami Poornamritananda Puri.
We understand that many of you have other obligations and responsibilities that might make it difficult to commit to the full program. We will be providing a ‘container’ for your full Monthlong Silent Retreat experience, and will fully support you in whatever efforts you can make from day to day.
If you participate from home, the cost of the Monthlong Silent Retreat Online is $660. However, if you participate at one of Amma’s European Centers, an additional fee of 25 Euros per day will be applied for food and accommodation.
We appreciate the technical suggestions some of you have offered and upgrades have been made. In response, we are adding ‘Tech Tips’ to help you improve your online experience. In addition, we are adding some guidance on how to build your own all-day silent weekend at home.
We look forward to joining together with you.
As Amma so often reminds us,
For more information & to register please visit: https://www.amritasilentretreats.com