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.
"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.
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.
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:
10:30 am to 10:50 am
|108 Names Chanting||
10:50 am to 11:05 am
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
12:35 pm to 2:00 pm
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
|1000 Names Chanting||
3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
3:45 pm to 5:00 pm
Swami Atmananda Puri has a series of talks covering a variety of topics on the Amritapuri Youtube Channel. View his talks here.