5 Week Course. Self-Paced. 1-year Access upon Enrollment.

Communicate with Amma

Open for enrollment. The language of your heart is love.

Amma knows how much her children yearn to speak with her in her mother tongue Malayalam. So, in the spirit of connecting to Amma through conversation, we have designed a short Malayalam course for you. This is not only a language module but also a spiritual practice as all the learning is geared towards conversing with and about Amma. In this way, you not only learn Malayalam but also bring Amma into your heart. **Please note this is Part 1 of a repeat of the same Level 1 course offered in August.**

What are students saying?

It was so much fun!

Jayshree, USA

The Amritabhaasha class was very, very good. I learned so much about Malayalam in only a few short weeks. I am sure any of the students would recommend it. It was so much fun! It centers around real-world conversations [as if you were speaking with Amma]. It reinforces spiritual teachings and allows you to "play" with Amma. It is a sadhana in its own right.

Excellent teacher!

Susi, Germany

The Amritabhaasha Malayalam class takes you straight to the core of Amma's teachings of love and compassion. The topics highlight main points of Amma's satsangs and bhajans. Amritapushpa is an excellent teacher who is able to present this vast ocean of Malayalam in a playful way. After a few classes I was able to understand the basic structure of sentences and keywords which instantly made me feel much more connected to Amma. I felt that the meaning of her teachings sunk deep into my memory.

Grounded in Amma's teachings!

Revathi, USA

I have enjoyed learning Malayalam with Amritapushpa chechi and my class cohorts, as the course content is grounded in Amma's teachings. During these difficult times, it has brought us closer to Amma. I hope to be able to speak and write to Amma in Malayalam. Thank you for this opportunity.

Far beyond words!

France, Canada

To me, this course is far beyond words. It is part of my sadhana, my commitment and craving for God. I feel Amma's presence. The very first video class I watched, I suddenly cried. Amma finds different ways to reach us according to our preferences and abilities. In a few months or years, I may forget some vocabulary, but my heart will be more fulfilled and free.

Direct and Personal Instruction

Tune into live sessions for direct feedback from the instructor. Ask questions over e-mail or in the live calls and join our Amritabhaasha Community where students post questions and receive answers worldwide.

Important Dates & Info

This course is Part 1 of the Level 1 Course previously offered. Part 2 will be open for enrollment starting February 15 and begin March 1

  • Open Enrollment

    You can enroll for this self-paced course at any time. Remember, this is Part 1 of the same Level 1 course offered in August. When you order this course, it will be visible as an icon on your student dashboard right away and you will get access to the first installment of content. Materials will be released to you in weekly intervals after your unique enrollment date.

  • NEW! Optional Live Sessions Bundle Available

    Add five live sessions with the instructor, once per week to support each lesson. Ask questions in real-time, receive answers, and practice dialogues together. Open to all Amritabhaasha students (new enrollments and students previously enrolled) to review and reinforce the weekly lesson material. Registration details will be located inside the course and also e-mailed to all enrolled students. $20 for 5 Live Sessions

  • Live Sessions Begin

    Saturday, Jan 30 at 7AM and 1:30PM IST (two choices available based on time zoon. See below for more information)

How to Add-On Live Sessions

Registration details will be located inside the course and also e-mailed to all enrolled students. $20 for 5 Live Sessions

Live Session Schedule

You may select either option, whichever best suits your schedule

Saturdays: 7 AM IST and 1:30 PM IST
Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 6
(note - no class on Feb 13)

There are two time slots available suited for different time zones: 

Fri, 5:30 PM PST
Fri, 8:30 PM EST
Sat, 7:00 AM IST

For USA the class is Friday night and hosted Saturday morning IST.

OPTION 2 - International
1:30 PM India
9 AM Paris
 7 PM Melbourne

*Schedule and availability is subject to change due to unpredictable governmental regulations during the global pandemic

Course Content

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  • 1

    Invocation and Welcome Unit

    • Invocation Prayer

    • Inaugural Puja by Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri

    • Welcome Letter

    • Welcome to Amritabhaasha!

    • Important Information and Support Emails

    • How to Study - A Message from the Instructor

    • Course Guidelines and Tips

    • Contemplation

    • "Learning from the Goddess" Satsang with Swami Shantamritananda Puri

    • Closing Prayers for World Peace

  • 2


    • Calendar for Amritabhaasha

  • 3


    • Contact

    • Course Best Viewed from Computer/Tablet

    • Keep Your Browsers up to Date

    • Accessing Course from a Smart Device

  • 4

    Amritabhaasha Community Discussion

    • The Link for Your Community Discussion Forum

    • How to Access Your Community

  • 5

    AVA Facebook Group

    • Private Facebook Group

  • 6

    Study Buddy Groups

    • About Study Buddies and Sign-Up

  • 7

    Week 1: Prema Grows Vegetables

    • Invocation Prayer

    • Lesson 1 Video 1 (Introduction)

    • Amma's Garden!

    • Lesson 1 Slides 1

    • Lesson 1 Video 2 (Vegetable Market)

    • Lesson 1 Slides 2

    • Lesson 1 Video 3 (Dialogue)

    • Lesson 1 Slides 3

    • Lesson 1 Video 4 (Amma's Message)

    • Lesson 1 Slides 4

    • Lesson 1 Video 5 (Mother Nature)

    • Lesson 1 Worksheets

    • Closing Prayers for World Peace

  • 8

    Week 1: Instructional Lecture Video

    • Week 1: Instructional Lecture Video

  • 9

    Week 2: Amma's Sankalpa for Daya

    • Invocation Prayer

    • Lesson 2 Video 1 (Introduction)

    • Lesson 2 Slides 1

    • Lesson 2 Video 2 (Dialogue 1)

    • Lesson 2 Slides 2

    • Lesson 2 Video 3 (Dialogue 2)

    • Lesson 2 Slides 3

    • Lesson 2 Video 4 (Dialogue 3)

    • Lesson 2 Slides 4

    • Lesson 2 Video 5 (Amrita Vidyalayam)

    • Lesson 2 Slides 5

    • Lesson 2 Video 6 (Amma's Message)

    • Lesson 2 Worksheets

    • Closing Prayers for World Peace

  • 10

    Week 2: Instructional Lecture Video

    • Week 2: Instructional Lecture Video

  • 11

    Week 3: God With Us, God Within Us (Part 1)

    • Invocation Prayer

    • Midway Check-in

    • Lesson 3 (Part 1) Video 1 - Introduction

    • Lesson 3 (Part 1) Slides 1

    • Lesson 3 (Part 1) Video 2 - Chai Stops with Amma

    • Lesson 3 (Part 1) Slides 2

    • Lesson 3 (Part 1) Worksheets

    • Closing Prayers for World Peace

  • 12

    Week 3: Instructional Lecture Video

    • Week 3: Instructional Lecture Video

  • 13

    Week 4: God With Us, God Within Us (Part 2)

    • Invocation Prayer

    • Lesson 3 (Part 2) Slides 1

    • Lesson 3 (Part 2) Slides 2

    • Lesson 3 (Part 2) Worksheets

    • Closing Prayers for World Peace

  • 14

    Week 4: Instructional Lecture Video

    • Week 4: Instructional Lecture Video

  • 15

    Week 5: Spiritual Practices

    • Invocation Prayer

    • Lesson 4 Video 1 (Introduction)

    • Lesson 4 Slides 1

    • Lesson 4 Video 2 (Retreat Q&A with Amma)

    • Lesson 4 Slides 2

    • Lesson 4 Video 3 (Amma's Bhajans "Jnana Yoga" and "Mauna Ghanamritam")

    • Lesson 4 Worksheets

    • Closing Prayers for World Peace

  • 16

    Week 5: Instructional Lecture VIdeo

    • Week 5: Instructional Lecture Video

  • 17


    • Closing Survey

Student Essay:

Sudha, Amritabhaasha: Part 1

Ammade joli enthanu?

Darshanam kodukkan Amma lokam yatra cheyunnu. Alinganam, sneham, mantra diksham, vibhutiyum, chocolatum kodukkan Amma valare samayam kaselayil irrikkunnu. Amma ella karyangallum prasanavum anyeshyikunnu sankalpikunnu; arogyam adhyatmikam, grihastam jivitha karyangale patti updeshikunnu. Ella jivajalangalilyekku srishtiyekku Amma bhajanam, white flower dhyanam cheyunnu. Asuptrigal, vidhyalyangal, ashramangal, anathalayangal, mother's kitchenangal Ammayude projectugal undu. Nammude Amma visva Maatavu anu.

Translation - What is Amma's job?

Amma travels the world to give darshan. Amma sits for a long time on a chair to give a hug, love, mantra, sacred ash, and chocolate. Amma enquires about all our problems, health, spirituality, family and other matters in our life. She makes a divine resolve and advises us on these matters. Amma leads the White Flower Meditation for all living beings and the entire creation. Amma's projects include hospitals, schools, ashrams, orphanages, and Mother's Kitchen. Our mother is mother to all.

Instructor: Amritapushpa

Malayalam Instructor

Amritapushpa N.

Amritapushpa is a Native Malayalam speaker who speaks multiple languages and volunteers her time and experience in service to Amma and her devotees.

Amritabhaasha is a devotional experience

Deepen your sadhana and connection with Amma. Weave Malayalam lessons centered around Amma into your life!