ACTIVITIES AT AMRITAPURI
MEDITATION AND YOGA CLASSES
We offer free classes in INTEGRATED AMRITA MEDITATION® (IAM Meditation). For details on upcoming IAM Meditation courses at Amritapuri,
We also offer four-day intensive upto two-week immersion courses. Please see amritayoga.com for the dates and more information.
VOLUNTARY SERVICE (SEVA)
All the work done at Amritapuri is done by volunteers. If you are interested in participating, we can help you to find a meaningful way to contribute
based on how long you plan to stay, your physical condition, and the current needs of the ashram. Amma teaches that by performing selfless actions and service to others we purify ourselves from selfishness and open our hearts to love everyone unconditionally.
- 4:50 – 6:00 Chanting of Lalita Sahasranama (Archana)
- 9:00 – 10:00 Desayuno
- 6:30 – 9:00 Meditation, yoga or other silent practices
- 9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
- 10:00 - 11:00 Archana
- 10:00 – 13:00 Seva or other activities
- 13:00 – 14: 00 Lunch
- 14:00 – 17:00 Seva or other activities
- 17:30 – 18:30 Meditation or other silent practices
- 18:30 – 20:00 Bhajans
- 20:00 – 21:00 Dinner
ADVANCE NOTICE REQUIRED
All international visitors are requested to register online in advance of their visit at www.amritapuri.org/visit. For groups of six or more, please give at least 7 days advance notice.
ACCOMMODATION & FOOD
While we make every effort to provide private rooms for couples, single men and women are given dormitory accommodation. All the rooms are very simple, typically
with mattresses on the floor and attached bathroom. In some cases, a private room for a single person may be available. Please inquire at the time of your online registration at amritapuri.org/visit
Simple, Indian style ashram meals are provided along with your accommodation. Non-spicy, Western style food is also available.
We cannot accept credit/debit cards, travelers’ checks or personal checks drawn on banks outside of India. There is a bank located on the premises where you can change foreign currency, travelers’ checks, and get cash advances on MasterCard and Visa cards. Also, there are several ATMs in the vicinity of the ashram.
SERVICES AVAILABLE AT AMRITAPURI
- Bank, ATM machine
- Ecology Department
- Healthcare: holistic health care services, ayurveda hospital and pharmacy, allopathic medical clinic and pharmacy
- International telephone and fax facilities, photocopy service
- Internet access
- Libraries for children and adults (with spiritual books in various languages)
- Tailoring, laundry service, swimming pool
- Western and Indian food choices
DIRECTIONS TO AMRITAPURI ASHRAM
The two closest airports are in Trivandrum (120 km south of Amritapuri) and in Cochin (160 km north). The ride from Trivandrum takes about 3 hours. From the Cochin International Airport, the ride takes about 4 hours. If you would like us to send an Ashram taxi to pick you up, please place your order online at www.amritapuri.org/visit. Please order your taxi at least 24 hours in advance of your arrival time.
COMING BY BUS OR BY TRAIN?
If you are coming by bus or by train, Kayamkulam (12 km north of Amritapuri) and Karunagappally (10 km south) are the major cities to reach. From there, take an auto-rickshaw to Parayakadavu (you can ask the driver to take you to “Amritapuri Ashram, seaside.”
On your arrival please go directly to the International Office in front of the temple, which has an almost 24 hour reception.
M.A. Math, Amritapuri P.O., Kollam Dt., Kerala 690546, India
Tel: (int 0091) 476 289 6399 Fax: (int 0091) 476 289 7678
Main website: amritapuri.org
European website: amma-europe.org
U.S. website: amma.org
Find Amma on Facebook at: Facebook.com/MataAmritanandamayi
Get glimpses of ashram daily life at Facebook.com/Amritapuri