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 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 two days for this Sadhana Retreat to ensure that you get the intended experience.

    You will have access to the replay of the live retreat until Aug 16.

Enrollment details

  • Enrollment is open!

    You will receive a welcome email with an orientation, meeting links and further instructions upon registering.

  • Retreat begins Aug 7

    The first live call is Aug 7, 9:30 am Sydney Time and the replays will be posted to the course platform.

  • Access ends Aug 16

    You will have access to view the retreat content and replays up to Aug 16.

Suggested Requirements

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


Once the retreat begins, you will have 9 days total access to the content.

Two Day Retreat: 
The retreat will be held live on the weekend of Aug 7-8 AEST (Sydney Time) with the option to catch the replay from other time zones.

Both days of the weekend will have the following schedule (Melbourne/Sydney) time:

Session 1 - 9:30 am to 11:30 am AEST
Satsang, 108 Names, Manasa Puja and a Q&A.

Session 2 - 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm AEST
Satsang, Guided Meditation, Q&A Session

Find your local dates and times:
Day 1 Session 1
Day 1 Session 2
Day 2 Session 1
Day 2 Session 2


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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!

When you sign-up for Bhakti Retreat: Part 3, meeting links and replay information will be e-mailed to you.