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

  • About "Finding Our Purpose" Retreat

    How can we discover our calling in life? Are we driven by a higher purpose? Do we feel called by any single goal? Are purpose and ambition synonymous? How can we reconcile the goal-driven life and the doctrine of living in the present moment or surrendering to Providence? How can we discover a purpose that is uplifting and fulfilling, which allows us to remain in harmony with the world, and which comes from an inner calling?

    This day-long sadhana retreat, led by Brahmachari Mādhavāmṛta Chaitanya, will explore these questions through talks, guided meditations, journaling sessions, and a Q&A session. Enjoy this special retreat at your own pace!

  • 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 that fosters 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 as 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.

    The Walking the Path series is available à la carte, and is not part of the AVA Membership. Enjoy 90-days access to replays.

Suggested Retreat Schedule

* Please watch the Retreat Orientation in advance.
Morning Sessions Time
Introduction 10:00 - 10:10 AM
Satsang 1  10:10 - 10:40 AM
Guided Meditation 10:40 - 11:00 AM
Journaling Exercise 11:00 - 11:20 AM
Short Break 11:20 - 11:35 AM
Satsang 2 11:35 - 12:05 PM
Guided Meditation
12:05 - 12:25 PM
Journaling Exercise
12:25 - 12:45 PM
Lunch Break and Self-Reflection
12:45 - 3:00 PM
Afternoon Sessions Time
Satsang 3
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Journaling Exercise 3:30 - 3:50 PM
Q&A Session 3:50 - 4:45 PM
Feedback and Conclusion 4:45 - 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

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

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

    • Check your email for a welcome letter and sign in to your Amrita Virtual Academy account.

  • Visit Your Student Dashboard

    • All learning materials and resources are hosted on the Amrita Virtual Academy e-learning platform. Simply visit your Student Dashboard. Here you can also access Zoom meeting links and orientation materials.

    • Video replays of all live sessions will also be posted to your Student Dashboard, to view at your convenience.

  • Enjoy Your Program!

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

    • Stream replays anytime from computer, mobile or tablet without limit. The timing is flexible and self-paced. You have 90-days access.