Meditation, Yoga & Satsang Online

Monthlong Silent Retreat
October 24 – November 21, 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 200 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 200 classes from our archives
  • Includes satsang, scripture, yoga and meditation classes
  • Take the freedom to watch classes at your own pace
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