Introduction

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

  • About Bhakti

    Amma says that in this day and age, it's Bhakti (devotion) which is the most practical spiritual sadhana.

    Bhakti, or devotion, is the practical way of getting rid of sorrows. Bhakti is a practical science. Bhakti is not blind superstitious belief. It is this faith that removes darkness from our hearts. Not only does it help us unburden our heart, it also amplifies our sense of righteousness and inspires us to be compassionate towards the distressed. Devotion to God and compassion for the world are but two sides of the same coin. - Amma.

  • Benefits

    Amma also says that Tattwatille Bhakti (Devotion based on true understanding) is what is needed to be practiced. When we start on the path of bhakti, we start receiving the fruits of the practice almost immediately. This series of Bhakti retreats will explore the path of Bhakti, based on the most ancient and revered text, The Narada Bhakti Sutras.

    There will be Q&A sessions after the satsangs. The retreat will also consist of guided devotional practices like chanting of the 108 names, manasa puja (mental worship) and Ma-Om meditation.

  • How Does It Work?

    The intention of this online retreat is to provide you with a similar experience to those who take it in the Amritapuri Ashram.

    This retreat was originally offered in a 2 day retreat format. It is highly recommend that you also follow a 2 day retreat format for a more immersive experience. This will allow for a continued flow in learning that will facilitate easier absorption of the material. You can then use the remaining 5 days to review and replay the material as needed.

Enrollment details

  • Enrollment is Open!

    This retreat is pre-recorded and available "On-Demand" from May 29th onwards.

  • Retreat is On-Demand!

    Pick a date you want to take the retreat and enroll the day before. The videos are on-demand for your own convenience.

  • 7-Day Access

    You have 7 days to view the retreat content and replay as needed.

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 names). Available on the free Amma app for Android and iPhone or for puchase at The Amma Shop

  • Please go through the two talks on Narada Bhakti Sutras available in the Amritapuri (Youtube) channel. The satsangs will be a continuation of these talks.

  • It is recommended to follow a 2-day retreat format, setting aside 4 hours on each day to do the retreat.

  • Schedule this retreat in advance in your calendar to be sure that you will be able to dedicate the required time. Enroll in the retreat the night before you wish to begin and not before then. You will have 7-day access from the time of enrollment.

Schedule

Once you enroll, you have access to the content for 7 days.

While you will have 7 days access, it is recommended to follow a 2-day retreat format and use the remaining 5 days for reviewing. A 2-day retreat format* could look like:

Morning Session: 

  • 2 hours of video Satsang
  • Guided Sadhana with Swamiji: 108 Names, Manasa Puja
  • Q and A session with Swamiji

Afternoon Session:

  • 2 hours of video Satsang
  • Guided Sadhana with Swamiji: Meditation
  • Q and A session with Swamiji

*Both days would have the same schedule.

Questions?

E-mail us!
sadhanaretreats@amritavirtualacademy.com

Swami Atmananda Puri

About the instructor

Swami Atmananda Puri is a monastic disciple of Mata Amritanandamayi. 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.

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Enroll now for Bhakti Retreat: Part 1! Reminder! Once you enroll you will have 7 days to complete your retreat!