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Returning to Center
9 Day Silent Retreat
w/ Rasya, Vinod & Rudran

Aug 11 – 20, 2023

“Even though birds fly very far to find food, by evening they return home to their nest. Similarly although we are all busy in our daily life, we shouldn’t forget to return to our real home, the Self”.   Amma

Amma’s ultimate goal is to bring us home to our Self, not in the distant future, but now in the center of this moment.

It seems that it should be so easy to just be. But amidst the rush of modern life, what seems simple can be elusive.

For nine precious days, we invite you to step aside from the clamour and come home to center,  to the present moment. After all, this moment – the one right now as you are reading this – is all we ever really have.

We invite you be with us, simply be.

Retreat Features:

  • Sitting & Walking Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Words on Practice
  • Live ZOOM Call with Instructors
  • Archana

Videos Available for 14 Days

New Retreat Structure

As the pandemic begins to wind down and the world finally opens up, many of you are back in the rapids of life again navigating work and family responsibilities.

Over the past 3 years many participants have shared that our Online Silent Retreats have been a silver lining amidst the clouds, connecting them to Amma and inspiring them in their daily sadhana (spiritual practice) routine.

Recently we have been wondering if our online retreats had served their purpose and run their course, so we asked Amma if we should continue. With Her uniquely radiant smile, Amma replied, “YES!”. She asked us to make ALL of our Silent Retreats available online going forward.

To better serve you, we have designed a NEW retreat option for those of you who are too busy to participate in full retreats.

Here are the 3 ways you can participate in our retreats :


  • Participants receive Daily Glimpses into the Retreat
  • Sadhana Support – Two Pillars of Spiritual Practice (morning and afternoon practice)
  • Partial Schedule of Videos Provided (Archana, Satsangs , 1 Daily Guided Meditation & Closing Prayer)


  • Participants attend full retreat ONLINE
  • Complete Schedule of Videos Provided (incl. Archana, Prayers, Meditation, Yoga, Satsang, Scripture Classes)
  • Flexible Schedule can be shifted around to suit your daily life
  • LIVE Zoom Calls & Instructor Support


  • Participants attend full retreat LIVE in Amritapuri, India
  • Complete Schedule (incl. Archana, Prayers, Meditation, Yoga, Satsang, Scripture Classes, Vow of Silence)
  • Catered Meals

*Accommodation not included

Monthlong Silent Retreat
October 27 – November 24, 2023

“Finally, I found the door into the way back home, to myself. True happiness I find inside.”      – Marianne Frei-Andrae, Switzerland

Every morning on the beach here in Amritapuri, the fishermen drag their wooden canoes and pitch them into the waves. Once past the rough waters near shore, the fishermen can relax, and pursue their goal in still, deep waters.

We invite you to join us on such a journey. For twenty-eight days, we will immerse ourselves in wave after wave of sadhana—meditation, yoga, satsang and scripture classes. This sustained practice provides a unique opportunity to saturate ourselves in silence, to deeply connect with our inner Amma, and to establish stability in our practice.

By meditating together, we will envelop the entire world with powerful vibrations of peace. As Amma says, “Spiritual practice brings peace to our own mind and also helps to restore the balance of nature and the harmony of the world.”

This year we are delighted to welcome back Amma’s senior disciple, Swami Purnamritananda Puri. Swamiji will give satsang, guide us with his signature flute meditation and hold interviews with each participant in small groups.

We are also blessed to welcome Swami Atmananda Puri, who will speak on the essence of the Mandukya Upanishad and Br. Atmaprakash Chaitanya, who will speak on the essence of the Ishavasya Upanishad.

We warmly invite you to join us as we set off on this journey of self-discovery.

Retreat Options:

  • Amritapuri in-person retreat
  • Online full retreat
  • Online Light – partial retreat

Unique Features:

  • Scripture Classes. Participants are presented a study of the Mandukya Upanishad with Swami Atmananda Puri in a series of lecture entitled, “Meditation is a Noun, not a Verb.” Br. Atmaprakash Chaitanya will present a study of the ancient Ishavasya Upanishad.
  • Group Check-In w/ Swami Purnamritananda Puri. Senior disciple, Swami Purnamritananda Puri, has supported the Amrita Silent Retreats since the beginning in 2015. Swamiji will meet with all participants in small groups, giving them the opportunity to discuss their practices and ask questions.
  • Senior Instructors. The retreat will be offered by members of the following core team of senior instructors: Narendra, Rasya, Vinod & Br. Mitramrita Chaitanya.
  • Weekly Seva. Participants perform a couple hours of light seva (selfless service) in silence together once a week.
  • Juice Fast and Restorative Yoga. On Thursdays, participants are led through a restorative yoga session and invited to observe a juice fast until dinner.
  • Self-Practice Yoga Time.Midway through the retreat, during the allotted yoga time, participants have the option to either follow a guided yoga practice exploring different themes and sequences OR use the time for their own yoga self-practice.
  • Online Participants. A unique opportunity to journey into silence for 28 days. For those with busy lives, customize your retreat, combining noble silence with the practices and your other responsibilities.

Requirements for Eligibility:

  • Previously attended at least one 5-Day, 7-Day or 9-Day Amrita Silent Retreat
  • Previously attended a silent meditation retreat of a minimum of 10 days in another lineage
  • Maintain a regular meditation and yoga self-practice

**The requirements listed above must be met to be considered for admission into this retreat. Without meeting these requirements, please first attend one of our other residential silent meditation retreats. The Amrita Silent Retreats Committee reserves the right to select participants based on these prerequisites and the answers submitted in their application.**

Video Collection by Subscription NEW

70 Videos for Amma’s 70th Birthday

One of the ways we strive to support our community is through the ‘Video Collection by Subscription’. It’s a membership that gives you access to over 300 meditation, yoga, satsang and scripture videos. Members use this library to support their daily practices or to design their own personal retreat.

As you know, we’ve had a full schedule of live retreats over the past year, so we are sitting on a treasure chest of material that we now want to share with you.

To honor the 70th birthday of our most beloved Amma, we have selected some of the best sessions from the last year. With this special subscription, you will receive 70 new videos by Amma’s 70th birthday. (Membership is available for 3 months from the date of subscription).

New Collection Features:

  • Waves of Beauty Retreat w/ Swami Purnamritananda Puri (March 2022)
  • Bhagavad Gita & Yoga Retreat (June 2022)
  • Virtually Silent Retreats, April & May 2022
  • Guru Purnima 9-Day Silent Retreat July 2022
  • Being Present 5-Day Silent Retreat Sep 2022
  • Yoga Sadhana Mornings w/ Swami Gurupadasrithananda Dec 2022
  • Learning to Let Go 9-Day Silent Retreat Dec 2022
  • Balance, Strength & Flexibility Yoga Retreat Dec 2022

Subscription options:

  • 3 Month Subscription / 3 months from the date of registration
  • 30 Day Subscription / 30 days from date of registration

–  Get unlimited access to the best 300 classes from our archives
–  Includes satsang, scripture, yoga and meditation classes
–  Take the freedom to watch classes at your own pace
*  More videos added each month