“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 2

    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 second 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 second chapter of the Gītā consists of 72 verses.

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

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

  • How Does It Work

    This is the on-demand version of the live retreat that was held in Amritapuri on April 10, 2022 (AEST).

    The retreat consist of Satsangs (spiritual talks), traditional chanting of the 2nd chapter and a recording of the Q&A session by Swami Atmananda Puri.

Suggested Requirements

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

  • Asana (meditation mat): This retreat has a meditation session in which 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.

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.

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  • 4. Visit Your Student Dashboard

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  • 5. 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.