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India: More Love than you’ve Ever Known

February 17 - February 18

SD Retreat Peedam Feb 2024

Retreat with Shakti Durga to visit Sri Sakthi Amma

** Bookings close Thursday 8 February 2024.



The point of spiritual development is to cultivate the stable vibration of love. Love as an awakening of inner Divine Maha Shakti, an expression of energy, love in action, love on legs. Love for our fellow man and nature. And love for self.

Turning inwards so we can turn outwards, this retreat will focus upon surrendering our known and unknown blockages to love. We will ask Ma Durga to dissolve and transmute them into a new arising of space, a higher octave of consciousness and response to life possible when old limiting fears and traumas are set free.

This journey of love for self, love for nature, love for the goddess and love for all humanity is capped at 16 participants, an intimate journey with Shakti Durga into the vast love of Narayani who lives in Her heart, and in the Peedam (seat) of Narayani at the Golden Temple in Vellore, south India.

Incredible India

February is a mild month to come to south India with warm days and pleasant evenings. Are you ready for a level change?

The journey includes dinner on the first night, breakfast on the 25th and 3 meals per day during the retreat, served at the ashram dining hall.

Accommodation is usually twin share and some triples are permitted. Single rooms can be requested but not guaranteed.

An information evening will be held via Zoom a month before the retreat, registrations include this session with Shakti Durga, especially important for any who have not travelled to India or been in the presence of the Goddess Narayani at Peedam previously.

Sacred Tirthas

Tirthas are places where the worlds meet, inner and outer, spirit and form. Amma has coalesced a series of such places at Her spiritual oasis.
During our time we will be visiting:

• Sri Sakthi Ganapathy, a solid silver Ganesha installed in a temple outside of Lakshmi’s golden temple
• Sri Srinivasa Perumal (Vishnu) temple
• Lakshmi Golden Temple
• Narayani Temple with Durga Yantra
• Nataraj temple, the Lord of the Dance
• Morning program with Shakti Durga each day
• Daily program with Sri Sakthi Amma in accordance with Ashram timetable

Amma’s is a traditional South Indian ashram where modest and preferably Indian dress is required. No sleeveless attire, legs must be covered. Inexpensive garments can be purchased in Chennai or Vellore, or at the ashram. Local women take great pleasure in dressing westerners in saris, that is also an adventure we recommend!



February 17
February 18
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