Meditation, Yoga & Satsang Online

This winter is full of promise! India is slowly opening its borders again and is issuing short term tourist visas. All of us in Amrita Silent Retreats are thrilled and encouraged by this initial reopening. We are excitedly preparing to host live retreats for you again soon in Shanti Mandiram.

All of the winter retreats listed below are available both live and online, BUT before making any travel arrangements, please contact internationalvisit@amritapuri.org to get the ashram’s most up-to-date rules and regulations.

Advaita II Retreat

w/ Swami Atmananda Puri
December 25 – 30

The long awaited Advaita II Silent Retreat is a full immersion into Advaita (non-dualism).

Over the course of five days, Swami Atmananda will lead us through an in-depth and practical exploration of the ‘Drg-Drsya-Viveka.’ This ancient and powerful Advaita text focuses on discriminating between the Seer and the Seen.

The retreat consists of sessions in Sravana (listening to satsang), Manana (contemplation) and Nididdhyasana (knowledge meditation). The schedule includes Question & Answer sessions, walking meditation and yoga.

A precious opportunity to deepen our understanding of the Path of Knowledge.

No God; no Peace.
Know God; know Peace.

New Year’s Retreat
w/ Swami Shubamritananda Puri
January 01 – 03

Each one of our lives has been profoundly touched and transformed by our connection with Amma. We have come to know true peace in her arms.

For over a decade, Swami Shubamritananda has been one of the most recognizable voices of Amma around the world. Just hearing his voice brings us home.

See you on New Year’s Day in Swamiji’s presence for a celebratory weekend of meditation, satsang and yoga.

Essence of Yoga Retreat

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
w/ Swami Atmananda Puri, Br. Mitramrita Chaitanya & Narendra
January 11 – 16

For lovers of yoga, the essence of practice is found in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the foremost scripture from the path of Raja Yoga.

Swami Atmananda and Br. Mitramrita will present an engaging introduction to this ancient text along with an in-depth study of selected sutras. In each yoga class, Narendra will focus on a different sutra, creatively showing how its meaning can be integrated into our asana practice.

This 5-day yoga retreat is open to all levels, providing a strong and lasting foundation for beginners and a deeper perspective into this vast subject for more experienced practitioners.

Join this dynamic team of instructors on a journey into the roots of yoga.

Exploring Compassion

A 9-Day Silent Retreat
w/ Narendra, Rasya & Br. Rishi Chaitanya
January 21 – 30

We often hear Amma say that spirituality begins and ends in compassion. She also says that two signs of spiritual progress are even-mindedness and the dawning of a compassionate heart. What does she mean?

During this 9-day retreat, we will explore this question together.

In addition to our standard format of prayer, sitting, walking, satsang, and yoga, there will be a dedicated session to cultivate the quality of compassion each day. As we go deeper into practice, we find a sense of completeness. And it is from this place that we can begin to express compassion towards ourselves and others.

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Reminiscences from this Year’s Monthlong!

The 10 new releases in December include:

  • Swami Vijayamritananda Puri’s Satsang about the Bliss of Silence
  • 4 solid Meditations with Rasya, Narendra, Vinod and Br. Mitramrita Chaitanya
  • 4 Yoga classes with Narendra and Vinod
  • 1 Restorative Yoga class with Br. Mitramrita Chaitanya

Retreat Calendar

Amrita Silent Retreats Online connects aspirants from around the world, carrying Amma’s loving presence into their homes. We offer a variety of programs, inspiring journeys into the silence of the Self.

december 2021

25dec(dec 25)1:00 am30(dec 30)1:00 amAdvaita II Retreatw/ Swami Atmananda

january 2022

01jan1:00 am03(jan 3)1:00 amNew Year’s Retreatw/ Swami Shubamritananda

11jan(jan 11)1:00 am16(jan 16)1:00 amThe Essence of Yoga Retreat - Yoga Sutras of Patanjaliw/ Swami Atmananda, Narendra and Br. Mitramrita

21jan(jan 21)1:00 am30(jan 30)1:00 amExploring Compassion - 9-Day Silent Retreatw/ Narendra, Rasya and Br. Rishi Chaitanya

Due to the current situation in Amritapuri, we can now only promise translations within 24 hrs of the initial recording. Thanks for your continued patience, support and understanding.

How an Online Retreat Works

Your day of practice begins at 6:30 a.m. no matter where you are in the world. You continue the day following the retreat schedule in your own time zone.

The schedule has been designed observing the traditional daily times for spiritual practice. As the earth turns, each of you will greet the new day with lamp lighting and spiritual exercises, then pass the torch westward until the entire earth is encircled with the radiance of our practice.

Thank you for encouraging us at home to follow the schedule in our time zone. It really freed me from the desire to do it simultaneously with Amritapuri and kept that extra level of stress out of the mix. It was beautiful to think of others in my time zone doing the practices along with me.” – Ananda Devi, USA

*For participants located in time zones ahead of Indian Standard Time (IST), we encourage you to start the retreat one day later. For example, if the orientation for the retreat is April 16th, your orientation will be on April 17th, and if the first full day of practice is April 17th, your first full day of practice will be April 18th*

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