“My dear Children, Bhagavad Gītā is the essence of all the Vedas and its message is for the entire humanity.” - Amma

  • About The Gītā in a Day Retreat - Chapter 3

    Amma has been emphasizing the study and practice of the principles in the Bhagavad Gītā as a means of spiritual sadhana.

    This spiritual dialogue between Lord Krishna and the warrior prince Arjuna in the battlefield, just prior to the onset of the massive Mahabharata war, contains the soul resuscitating wisdom of Santana Dharma expounded in practical day-to-day life terms.

    It would not be an exaggeration if we say that the Gītā gives us the most comprehensive solutions on how to lead a spiritual life in the world.

    In this Gītā-in-a-Day Retreat, we will understand the structure of the third chapter of the Gītā, explore the deep significance of certain selected verses, and become familiar with the traditional chanting of the Gītā verses.

  • Benefits

    Having grasped the spiritual principles espoused in the Gītā, we will be better equipped to understand, appreciate and actualize the depth of Amma's simple and yet life transforming teachings.

    Spiritual practitioners are normally overwhelmed by the wealth of spiritual guidance in each of the chapters of the Gītā. The third chapter of the Gītā consists of 43 verses.

    This retreat will help participants understand the structure and essence of the third chapter, with an in-depth explanation of selected verses.

    The chanting of the verses of the Gītā in the traditional manner is a practice that will lead us into the deep inner meditative space.

  • How does it work

    This is an on-demand one-day retreat. Please see the suggested schedule below.

    The sessions will consist of satsangs (spiritual talks) and Q&A by Swami Atmananda Puri. There will also be a session of traditional chanting of the verses of the third chapter.

    Participants will have access to the satsangs, Q&A and traditional chanting session after enrolling in the Amrita Virtual Academy Membership.

Suggested Requirements

Our instructor, Swami Atmananda Puri, has made these suggestions, to follow as you are able:

  • Asana (meditation mat): You may wish sit on an asana. You may also sit on a chair.

  • A quiet space where you can immerse yourself in the satsangs and practices.

Suggested Schedule

This retreat was conducted live on October 22, 2022



Retreat Orientation Take in advance

Satsang 1 - Structure of Chapter 2 

10:00 am to 10:30 am

Traditional Chanting Session

10:30 am to 10:45 am    


10:45 am to 11:15 am    

Satsang 2.1 - In-depth Look at Selected Verses

11:15 am to 12:05 pm    

Short break 12:05 pm to 12:15 pm
Satsang 2.2 - In-depth Look at Selected Verses
12:15 pm to 12:35 pm
Short break
12:35 pm to 12:45 pm
Satsang 2.3 - In-depth Look at Selected Verses

12:45 pm to 1:20 pm

Lunch Break and Self Reflection

1:20 pm to 3:30 pm    

Q&A Session and Conclusion

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm    

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.

Our Enrollment Process

  • Create an Account

    Create an account with Amrita Virtual Academy. It is free to do so. Afterwards, you can enroll in the Amrita Virtual Academy Membership or any of our à la carte programs using your Amrita Virtual Academy log-in ID.

  • Secure Check-out

    Enroll using our secure, encrypted payment system. We support most international credit cards through Stripe. Prices are in USD.

  • After Enrollment

    Check your e-mail for a welcome letter and sign in to your Amrita Virtual Academy account.

  • Visit Your Student Dashboard

    All retreat content is hosted on the Amrita Virtual Academy e-learning platform. Simply visit your Student Dashboard. Here you can access orientation materials and the retreat.

  • Join the Sessions

    If your schedule permits, follow the suggested schedule. Otherwise, you can watch as per your convenience. Videos are posted to your Student Dashboard.

  • Enjoy Your Retreat!

    Freely access the on-demand satsangs, traditional chanting and Q&A session. Stream anytime from computer, mobile or tablet without limit. The timing is flexible and self-paced.