Amma Sri Karunamayi
2014 North America Retreat Schedule
Amma's Meditation Retreats provide a precious opportunity for those who want to deepen their spiritual practice in the presence of the Divine Mother. The silent retreat atmosphere allows one to be spiritually nourished with Amma's love and blessings through
meditations and divine discourses.
Each year, a series of Meditation Retreats are held during Sri Karunamayi’s North America Tour. It is Amma’s wish that as many people as possible be able to attend the retreats and discover the unique bliss of pure meditation.
Benefits of Attending Meditation Retreats
Amma understands the many distractions and difficulties we sometimes face when we try to meditate. Accordingly, she has designed the retreats in a special way. During the retreats, participants will be requested to maintain silence. As Amma says, “Silence is the language of God.” The silent retreat atmosphere allows us to focus solely on our spiritual practice, thereby allowing us to go deep within. In this way, we receive the maximum spiritual benefit from the meditations, divine discourses, and chanting. Participants are encouraged to forgo ordinary conversations, set aside their day-to-day concerns, and dive deep into the ocean of the Self within. As Amma teaches, it is only when we look within through meditation that we find the true presence of Divine Mother deep within our inner hearts.
At the beginning of each retreat, detailed instructions will be given so that newcomers can easily learn how to meditate. The powerful energy associated with being in Amma’s divine presence will help beginning meditators to glide easily into a meditative state. For those who already have an established practice, being in Amma’s presence will help to deepen the peace and bliss experienced in meditation.
Many who have attended retreats with Amma in the past have experienced that simply being in her presence had a powerful transformative effect on their daily practice of meditation. People from many different religions and spiritual paths have attended, and have found their own faith deepened and enhanced. As Amma often says, “Be in your own faith, travel on your own path, but elevate more and more in that path.” These retreats will provide a very precious opportunity to all who want to deepen their spiritual practice and travel even higher on whatever spiritual path they have chosen. Anyone who wishes to learn about meditation or deepen their meditative practice is most welcome to attend. For more information about a specific retreat, please click on the link below.
|Seattle One Day Meditation Retreat||Saturday||February 22||8 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|San Francisco Bay Area One Day Meditation Retreat||Saturday||March 1||8 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Ojai & Ventura One Day Meditation Retreat||Saturday||March 8||8 a.m. - 6 p.m|
|Los Angeles One Day Meditation Retreat||Saturday||March 15||8 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|firstname.lastname@example.org or LosAngeles@Karunamayi.org|
|Phoenix One Day Meditation Retreat||Saturday||March 22||8 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|email@example.com or Phoenix@Karunamayi.org|
|Austin One Day Meditation Retreat||Saturday||April 5||8 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|(512) 275-6628 (512) 293-2413|
|firstname.lastname@example.org or Austin@Karunamayi.org|
|Houston One Day Meditation Retreat||Saturday||April 12||8 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
| (281) 300-5353
|Dallas One Day Meditation Retreat||Saturday||April 19||8 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|(972) 822-1734 or (972) 422-4643|
|Atlanta One Day Meditation Retreat||Saturday||April 26||8 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
(404) 226-5609 or (678) 380-5477
|Washington, DC One Day Meditation Retreat||Saturday||May 17||8 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Princeton, NJ One Day Meditation Retreat||Saturday||May 24||8 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|(267) 210-5676 or (732) 821-1094|
|Philadelphia One Day Meditation Retreat||Wednesday||May 28||8 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|(215) 699-1851 or (856) 787-0069|
|New York One Day Meditation Retreat||Saturday||May 31||8 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Woodstock One Day Meditation Retreat||Tuesday||June 3||8 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Toronto One Day Meditation Retreat||Saturday||June 7||8 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|(647) 896-5172 or (647) 701-3369|
|Cleveland One Day Meditation Retreat||Saturday||June 14||8 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Minneapolis One Day Meditation Retreat||Saturday||June 21||8 a.m. - 6 p.m|
|(715) 235-7696 or (612) 424-1510|
|Chicago One Day Meditation Retreat||Saturday||June 28||8 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Dallas, TX Guru Purnima Weekend Retreat||Friday||July 11||8 a.m. - 6 p.m.*|
|(972) 814-1338 or (908) 468-7829||Saturday||July 12||8 a.m. - 6 p.m.*|
|GuruPurnima@Karunamayi.org||Sunday||July 13||8 a.m. - 1 p.m.*|
|* Timings subject to change|
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