In Melbourne and the Sunshine Coast there is the extra opportunity to spend time with Amma in a retreat setting.
These retreats require pre-registration and a fee.
Retreat days can help to intensify our spiritual practices, allowing us to go deeper within ourselves without the distractions of our everyday lives. During a retreat, regardless of the size, the atmosphere always feels more intimate and relaxed.
Retreat check in begins at 4:30pm on the first afternoon and continues throughout the evening. The second and third mornings begin at 6:00am with an optional gentle yoga class followed by a 30 minute guided meditation led by one of Amma’s senior disciples at 7:30am. Following the meditation and breakfast, one of Amma’s senior disciples gives a class. On the second evening, Amma leads a meditation which is followed by a special Question and Answer session and then she serves everyone dinner.
Since selfless service, or seva, is an integral part of Amma’s teaching, retreats have been structured to include this valuable practice. All participants who are able will be assigned two to three hours of seva (selfless service).
The IAM – Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique® is usually offered during the retreat at no extra charge. A refresher class will also be offered for those who have already completed the course.
Australian Retreats 2019
Melbourne 18 – 20 April
Ladbrokes Park Sandown Racecourse
Retreat: 18-20 April
Sunshine Coast 26 – 28 April
Noosa Leisure Centre
Retreat: 26 – 28 April