Amma says that it is good to dedicate at least one day a month entirely to your Sadhana.

  • About Ashta Sadhana Retreat

    Over the years, Amma has compassionately blessed us all with a variety of highly powerful spiritual practices.

    The significance of these sadhanas are extremely profound.

    In the Ashta Sadhana Retreat, we will be exploring, understanding and absorbing the profound significance of eight of these Sadhanas, in a full day retreat.

    The sessions will consist of a mix of guided practices with Swami Atmananda Puri through videos recorded at his retreat previously conducted live in Amritapuri.

  • Benefits

    "Children, It’s good to set apart at least one day in a month and dedicate it fully for spiritual practices" - Amma

    This full day retreat will help you practically implement this loving instruction from Amma, by giving you a template for your own monthly sadhana holiday.

  • How does it work

    The intention of this retreat is that you can have a similar experience to those who take them in the Amritapuri Ashram.

    For this reason it is recommended that you set aside a full day for the Ashta Sadhana Retreat to ensure that you get the intended experience.

    You can then use the remaining days to review the material. You will have a total of nine days of access.

Enrollment details

  • Enrollment open!

    Click here to enroll.
    You will receive a welcome email with an orientation, log-in links and further instructions upon enrolment.

  • On Demand

    Enroll at your convenience. This retreat is on demand and can be taken at any time.

  • 9 days of access

    You will have a total of 9 days access starting from the time of enrollment.

Suggested Requirements

These are suggestions by our instructor, Swami Atmananda Puri.
If you cannot adjust, you can still take the retreat.

  • Archana book (To chant the 108 and 1000 names). Available on the free Amma app for Android and iPhone or for puchase at The Amma Shop

  • Mala, preferably with 108 beads for the Mantra Meditation Session. Malas are available at The Amma Shop

  • Asana (meditation mat) or a chair for extended sitting sessions.

  • A quiet space where you can immerse into the practices uninterrupted.

Retreat Format

Upon enrollement, you will have 9 days total access to the content.

You are free to go through the retreat at your own leisure and according to your schedule. It is recommended however to set aside a full day and follow a 1 day retreat format. This is how the retreat is conducted in the Ashram with participants physically present. Following a similar format will help you to get the intended experience of the retreat demonstrating a practical approach to following Amma's advice of dedicating a full day each month for the practice of Sadhana. Following this precious advice will allow us to gain mental and spiritual strength in our day to day lives and experience mental, physical and spiritual well being. 

This is an example of what a full day retreat schedule might look like:

Manasa Puja 

10:30 am to 10:50 am

108 Names Chanting

10:50 am to 11:05 am    

Mantra Walk

11:05 am to 11:20 am    

Mantra Purification & Meditation

11:20 am to 12:05 pm    

Ma Aum Meditation

12:05 pm to 12:35 pm    

Lunch Break

12:35 pm to 2:00 pm    

Sravana (Satsang)

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm    

1000 Names Chanting

3:00 pm to 3:45 pm    

Manana Q&A

3:45 pm to 5:00 pm    


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Swami Atmananda Puri

About the instructor

Swami Atmananda Puri is a monastic disciple of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. He first met Amma in 1989 and has been living at Amma’s ashram in Kerala, India since 1993. He has been conducting meditation retreats and spiritual discourses in Singapore, Malaysia, Europe, Mauritius, Australia and New Zealand, to guide individuals toward finding greater peace in their everyday lives. He is also a Global Teacher of the IAM® Technique.

Youtube Series
Swami Atmananda Puri has a series of talks covering a variety of topics on the Amritapuri Youtube Channel. View his talks here.

Enrollment is open!

Join us for a day of eight guided spiritual practices recommended by Amma