“Lead lives imbibing spirituality, only then will it become meaningful, full of joy and beauty.” - Amma

  • About "Taming the Unruly Mind" Retreat

    The mind often behaves like a wild horse, going where it likes and dragging us along with it. Often, the result is misery. Thankfully, spiritual masters through the ages have assured us that, though difficult, the unruly mind can be tamed and used as a tool to usher peace and happiness into our lives.

    This retreat aims to explore how we can gain greater mastery over the mind. The first session will delve into how Amma’s teachings give us a better understanding of the mind and its nature. This will be followed by a guided meditation. There will be a practical exercise to help participants better appreciate the art and practice of contemplation. In the second talk, Bramachari Madhavamrita Chaitanya will share some insights on the benefits of participating in retreats. The retreat will end with a Q&A.

  • Benefits

    The Walking the Path: Navigating Life’s Journey with a Spiritual Perspective series aims to bring spiritual concepts into our minds and hearts. By gaining a spiritual perspective on the various aspects of life we are able to face the everyday challenges that life presents with a sense of calm and composure, knowing that the divine is with us and guiding our development every step of the way.

    Each retreat in this series will focus on a particular theme aiming to bring in spiritual understanding at a practical level that we can easily employ and integrate into our lives. We can gain more peace and progress on the spiritual path even while living in the world, provided we put our spiritual understanding to use.

  • Enrollment Details

    Enrollment is open! Enroll now and start streaming this self-paced online retreat!

    Please see the "Suggested Retreat Schedule" below for more details on content and timings.

Suggested Retreat Schedule

* Please watch the Retreat Orientation in advance.
Morning Sessions Time
Introduction 10:00 - 10:10 AM
Satsang 1 - Taming the Unruly Mind 10:10 - 11:10 AM
Short Break 11:10 - 11:20 AM
Guided Meditation 11:20 - 11:50 AM
Short break 11:50 AM - 12:00 PM
Practical Exercise - Journaling 12:00 - 12:30 PM
Lunch Break and Self Reflection
12:30 - 3:00 PM
Afternoon Sessions Time
Satsang 2 - Retreats: Some Insights
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Q&A Session and Conclusion 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Get the Most Out of the Retreat

Our instructor, Brahmachari Madhavamrita Chaitanya, recommends the following:

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

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

  • A notebook and pen.

Brahmachari Madhavamrita Chaitanya

About the Instructor

Brahmachari Madhavamrita Chaitanya first met Amma in 1988 and started staying in Amritapuri Ashram about 10 years later. In 2001, Amma appointed him the editor of the English edition of Matruvani, the ashram’s monthly magazine dedicated to promoting Amma's teachings and the principles of Sanatana Dharma. Madhavamritaji also helps to edit other ashram publications. In addition to editing, Madhavamritaji has been blessed with opportunities to sing with and play the harmonium for Amma and the senior Swamis.

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 meeting links and orientation materials.

  • Follow the Schedule

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

  • Enjoy Your Retreat!

    Stream replays anytime from computer, mobile or tablet without limit. The timing is flexible and self-paced.