Swami Ramakrishnanada Puri - Senior Disciple of Amma, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi  
Brahmachari Shraddhamrita - Australian Tour

Byron Bay

We are happy to announce that Amma’s long-time disciple, Brahmachari Shraddhamrita Chaitanya, will be visiting Australia again during October - December. During his Australian tour, Shraddhaji will conduct 2 evening talks, a japa meditation class and a sacred ceremony in the Northern Rivers. 

Evening Talk Series: "Symbolism of the Ramayana" 

Understanding the mystic symbolism in this ancient text invokes devotion and spiritual knowledge, thereby deepening our spiritual practices and facilitating our spiritual progress.

Date:  Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st October
Time:  6.30pm - 9.00pm   
Cost:   Free
Venue30 Mcleish Rd, Tintenbar (recently renamed 'Kinvara'), 2478. 
Take Lennox Head exit off Highway into Ross lane. Mcleish Rd is 1st on right.  

Mantra Japa Workshop

Date:    Wednesday 1st November
:   6.30pm - 8.30pm
Cost:    Free
Venue30 Mcleish Rd, Tintenbar (recently renamed 'Kinvara'), 2478. 
Take Lennox Head exit off Highway into Ross lane. Mcleish Rd is 1st on right.

What to bring: Please bring a japa mala ( rosary with 108 beads). If you do not have one you can purchase one at the venue.

Durga Puja - Sacred Ceremony

By doing puja, positive vibrations of spiritual forces are created around us. These spiritual forces work to eliminate the negative influences in our life and help surround us with positive energy which can bring us peace of mind, material prosperity and enable us to more clearly get in touch with the Divine, our true nature.

The Durga puja (a traditional Indian Sacred Ceremony) is performed for the elimination of all suffering through the grace of the Divine Mother and to help rid ourselves of negative tendencies.

Date:   Thursday 2nd November 
Venue: Serene Earth Sanctuary,  266 Kennedys Lane, Myocum, 2481 
:   7.00pm start (please arrive 15 minutes early)

Please note: there will be chai and cakes served before the puja

Cost:   The Puja ceremony is free for everyone to attend, and $65 to have the puja done on your behalf (where your name and Vedic birth star is specifically included in the prayers and you receive some special Prasad offerings).

It is also possible to have the puja performed for people who are not in attendance for the same fee.

A donation to help cover the cost of the hall and airfare is greatly appreciated.

What to bring: Please bring cushions if wanting to sit close to the puja on the floor (some chairs will also be provided ) .

There are 2 ways to register for the Puja:

Option 1: Book in advance by following these steps (recommended): 

  1. Pay on line for the event by going to this link below and choosing Byron Bay Puja in the pull down menu:


  2. Download the puja registration form (available in Word and PDF formats) from one of these links:


  3. Complete the registration form and email it back to:


Option 2: Register at the venue:

You can register on the evening of the event itself but you must arrive at least half an hour before the Puja starts to register your details (by 6.30pm). Cash payment only available.

If you know in advance that you will be registering for the puja on the day please send your details in by email before the event to help with registration.

For those not having the Puja in their name there will be an opportunity to leave a donation towards Amma's Charitable Activities as is traditional at such a ceremony.

We look forward to seeing you at these inspiring, and uplifting events with Amma's long-time disciple Br. Shraddhamrita Chaitanya.

For more information please email Praba – byronbay@ammaaustralia.org.au

Australian Tour Schedule

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About Br. Shraddhamrita

Amma with Brahmachari ShraddhamritaBrahmachari Shraddhamrita Chaitanya  first met AMMA in 1989 and  has been living at Amma's ashram in Kerala, India since 1993. He received Brahmacharya initiation (the equivalent of becoming a monk) from AMMA in 1997.

He has a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and had worked for two years in the software industry before joining Amma's ashram. He has been actively involved in coordinating scientific research and social welfare projects in  Amrita University (Amma's University in India).

He had toured Europe conducting satsangs, retreats, meditation sessions and question-answer sessions. He is currently the national coordinator of the IAM Technique meditation groups in India.


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