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New Year Retreat 2021

“Without succumbing to despair, we should light up our hearts with the lamp of hope.” - Amma

New Year’s Day Retreat: A New Beginning

Led by Amma’s Disciples

Friday, January 1, 2021
6:30 am - 6:00 pm PST / 9:30 am - 9:00 pm EST

Amma says that to begin the New Year ​​"we should take stock of ourselves​, and, with an eye to the future,​ ​engage in positive actions. This is the time to make such determined resolutions.​” This online spiritual retreat provides time to reflect on the new year and the hope it brings, as we continue to deepen our inner connection with Amma through spiritual practice.

Following morning archana and yoga, Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri, Amma’s senior-most" disciple, will inaugurate the retreat at 8:30 am PST/11:30am EST. The rest of the day will be an inspiring program led by Amma’s North American disciples: Swami Dayamritananda Puri, Swami Shantamritananda Puri, and Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya, which will include reflection, meditation, devotional singing, and more.

The day will culminate with an auspicious Sarvaishwarya Homa, sacred fire ceremony,  performed by Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya that will be open to all -  broadcast via YouTube. See below for details and how to register for a spiritual resolve. 

Online retreat registration: Online Retreats

The cost of the Retreat is $65 USD per person

If the price is prohibitive for you, please send an email to request the lower price option to:

Retreat registration instructions:

If you have an Amma Live account, you may use the same email address and password to sign in to register for the retreat. 

Please register as soon as possible so we have time to provide whatever assistance you may need to register and prepare for viewing the retreat.

If you have any questions, please contact:

4 pm PST / 7 pm EST

At the end of the retreat, Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya will perform a Sarvaishwarya Homa, a sacred fire ceremony for well-being and prosperity, to welcome the new year on an auspicious note. The homa program will be broadcast on the MA Center East Coast YouTube Channel: The live stream will appear when the program begins.

Registration is not required to attend the homa, which will be open to all and free to attend. You may, however, register for a sankalpa (spiritual resolve) to be made during the homa on your behalf, or for a loved one. For Sankalpa Registration please click here  (

Swami Shantamritananda Puri will give an introductory talk from M.A. Center Chicago. This will be followed by the Homa ceremony, performed by Br. Ramanandamrita Chaitanya at MA Center Washington DC. Swami Dayamritananda Puri will lead the chants and bhajans from M.A. Center San Ramon during the homa.