Amrita SRI (Silent Retreat Immersion)

About Us

We live in a world of turbulence and turmoil, constantly bombarded by the chatter of our gadgets and minds. Understanding our need to shut out this noise and experience the deep inner peace and joy that is our true nature, Amma has urged her disciples in the USA to conduct extended silent meditation retreats.

This retreat reinforces existing spiritual practices and provides the foundation for a lifetime of meditation practice. Connecting with the sacred and ancient wisdom within ourselves brings meaning to life. Benefits include clarity and strength of mind to achieve your goals, staying centered in an ever-changing world and overcoming stress and tension.

Amma’s simple technique of breath awareness infused with the MA-OM mantras and open observation makes this retreat suitable for all levels of experience in meditation from beginner to advanced. Meditation format alternates between sitting and walking sessions.

MA Centers offer a week-long or weekend Silent Retreats around the year in the North American Centers. Amma’s North American based monastic disciples, Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya, Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya, Br. Ramanand and Bri. Rema Devi are involved in planning, organizing and leading these retreats.


  • Pre-registration is required
  • Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to participate.
  • Participants under the age of 18 need parental consent.
  • Full day is required on all registered days. There are no partial registration options. This is to minimize any disturbance to the meditative environment created during the retreat.
  • Some retreats are week long and some are weekend retreats.
  • Some week long retreats may include a weekend retreat option (when specified).
  • Retreats begin with a traditional kerala based tantric style pooja/homa so as to set an auspicious beginning to the retreat.