Invoke an Attitude of Gratitude

Swami Dayamritananda Puri, Swami Shantamritananda Puri, and Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya lead an all-day pre-recorded virtual retreat that you can take in the comfort of your home in a single day, or throughout the month at your convenience. They will guide us in expressing gratitude for gifts in our lives and lead us in praying for world peace. Activities include chanting, walking meditation, devotional singing, gardening, a puja class, satsang, and guided meditation.

The retreat concludes with a very special Bhagavati Seva Puja recorded in Amritapuri!

Schedule_Gratitude Retreat-30day.pdf

The different aspects of this retreat were streamed live in the USA, November 2020, and in Amritapuri, January 2021, and are now available for viewing anytime, at your convenience.

  • About the Gratitude Retreat

    Everything is about perspective. In this retreat, you will learn how to deepen gratitude through spiritual practices and shifts in awareness. Get inspired by thoughtful talks from Amma's senior disciples in North America.

    Spiritual practices include: Archana, Satsang, Guided Meditation, Walking Meditation, Bhajans, Gardening, Puja Class and a Bhagavati Seva Puja.

  • Benefits

    Spiritual practices override our mental conditionings and patterns and produce positive tendencies in our conscious and subconscious mind.

    They increase the positive vibrations in the body, mind and even the surrounding environment.

    All spiritual practices have the ultimate goal of quieting the mind.

  • How Does it Work?

    The retreat is designed so you can have an experience similar to those who take the retreat conducted live, in a single day. You can also split it up and enjoy each part separately, at your convenience.

    You have the videos for 30 days to watch and replay in any way you like.

  • After Enrollment

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

  • Materials Needed

    • Reliable internet access
    • Asana or comfortable, firm chair
    • Sacred space for practice
    • Notebook and pen

  • Enjoy Your Retreat!

    You have 30 days to enjoy these guided practices! The timing is flexible and self-paced.

What's in the Retreat?

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  • 1

    15-Minute Welcome Orienation

    • Invocation Prayer to Amma

    • Important Information and Support Emails

    • Gratitude Retreat Orientation

    • Schedule - Gratitude Retreat (click download icon)

    • Welcome Letter

  • 2

    Early Morning Session

    • 1. Archana with Swami Dayamritananda Puri

    • 2. Opening Satsang with Swami Dayamritananda Puri

    • 3. Walking Meditation with Swami Shantamritananda Puri

  • 3

    Mid-Morning Session

    • 4. Garden of Gratitude: Gardening Class with the Amritaculture Team

    • 5. Morning Bhajans and Meditation with Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya

  • 4

    Afternoon Session

    • 6. Questions and Answers with Swami Dayamritananda Puri

    • 7. Puja Class with Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya

    • 8. Closing Satsang with Swami Shantamritananda Puri

  • 5

    Evening Session

    • Official Amma Mobile App

    • Bhagavati Seva Puja Handout (click download icon)

    • 9. Bhagavati Seva Puja from the Kalari, Amritapuri

    • 10. Arati conducted by Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya

  • 6


    • Closing Survey

    • Before You Go...

    • Closing Prayers for World Peace


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Meet Your Instructors

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Swami Dayamritananda Puri

Swami Dayamritananda Puri is one of Amma’s senior monastic disciples. He met Amma more than 37 years ago and is now the Executive Director of MA Centers. Over the past 25 years, Swami Dayamritananda has traveled extensively to different cities in the US, Canada and South America giving spiritual talks, counselling Amma’s satsang members, and answering their questions.

He holds an undergraduate degree in Physics and a masters degree in Film Technology. He tours tirelessly in order to inspire all of Amma’s satsang groups to better serve their communities and keep alive the flame of selfless service that Amma has illuminated in their hearts

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Swami Shantamritananda Puri

Born and raised in the USA, Swami Shantamritananda Puri met Amma in 1990. He became a Brahmachari (monk) in her Indian Monastery in 1993 and has been engaged in Amma’s social, educational and spiritual activities around the world ever since. He was based in Tokyo for ten years as Director of M.A. Center Japan, primarily active in East Asia, the Pacific Rim and Africa until 2012.

Since then, he has been based in MA Center Chicago, conducting regular spiritual and social service programs there, and inspiring spiritual seekers throughout the central US with his heartfelt talks.

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Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya

Brahmachari Ramanandamrita Chaitanya met Amma at the age of three. He is a monastic disciple who was fortunate to grow up at Amma's ashram from a very young age. He directs M.A. Centers Eastern North America. He also travels, conducting satsangs in various cities and talks at universities, sharing Amma's message of selfless service and love.

He has written and composed many devotional songs (bhajans) and can often be heard singing alongside Amma during many bhajans. He is a PhD graduate in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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