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

  • About "The Search for Happiness" Retreat

    “Happiness is our true nature,” says Amma. It is what we all strive for, yet many people struggle even to feel content. As for the happiness that we do experience, it is often fleeting. So where are we going wrong? Is there a better way to find happiness than what we currently know? The fact is that most people experience suffering in some way, but what role does suffering play in our lives? How can we manage our minds in order to be happy all the time? The guru shows us the way.

    Join Brahmacharini Sandramrita Chaitanya and let's reflect together on these topics in light of Amma's teachings. By listening to the spiritual experiences and the words of Great Souls who have attempted to describe their inner bliss and the merging of the soul in the Supreme Being, we can gather inspiration to help us on our search for real happiness.

  • 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 9:00 - 9:10 AM
Satsang 1 9:10 - 9:40 AM
Meditation 9:40 - 10:00 AM
Journaling Exercise 10:00 - 10:20 AM
Break 10:20 - 10:35 AM
Satsang 2 10:35 - 11:05 AM
Meditation 11:05 - 11:25 AM
Journaling Exercise
11:25 - 11:45 AM
Lunch Break and Amma's Live Broadacast 11:45 - 7:00 PM
Evening Sessions Time
Satsang 3
7:00 - 7:30 PM
Journaling Exercise
7:30 - 7:50 PM
Q & A Session
7:50 - 8:45 PM
Feedback & Conclusion
8:45 - 9:00 PM

Get the Most Out of the Retreat

A few considerations for the retreat:

  • 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.

Brahmacharini Sandramrita Chaitanya

About the Instructor

Bri Sandramrita met Amma in France in 1988, and then decided to come to Amritapuri in 1990, where she has been serving ever since. Her primary seva in the ashram has been translating Amma's books, bhajans, and satsangs into French. In 2015, on Amma's instruction, she began touring Europe, offering pujas, satsangs, singing bhajans and teaching Amrita Yoga. Due to the pandemic, Amma has kept her in Amritapuri where she continues to serve.

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 our AVA Membership 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.

    • Video replays of all retreat sessions will 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.

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