26 April – 16 May 2017
A$ 700.00, single supplement A$ 100
- Meet a living, enlightened master
- Join in meditation and yoga
- Learn Tai Chi
- Rejuvenate your body with a range of ayurvedic treatments
- Experience Hindu culture first hand
This is a tour for those who are serious about their spiritual growth, and if you are ready for this you will feel the calling. We will stay at the Amma Amritapuri Ashram, which is situated on a narrow strip of land between the Indian Ocean and the famous Kerala backwaters. Amma is one of the few enlightened masters on earth today. She is difficult to describe in words – most people who had the fortune to meet her reported it a life changing experience. www.amritapuri.org. Amma likens the ashram to a tumbler, where we get tossed in as rough stones and come out as smooth pebbles. So expect some challenges and enjoy the transformation from it.
You are offered a great opportunity to start implementing some new habits in your life. Think what healthy habits you would like to introduce in your life and use this ashram stay to start. Doing something for 21 days will create a lifelong habit for you that will be difficult to break. If you want a health boost there are many ayurvedic programs available through the ayurveda hospital and clinic. There is a resident naturopath, dentist, eco shop which sells organic and sustainable products, local store, beach and swimming pool and most importantly interesting company. People from around the world visit the ashram and around Christmas / New Year the population can swell to over 3000. In April / May it will be more quiet giving you the option of a single room, yet Amma will be in residence giving interviews to all the ashram residents, and the occasional satsang and darshan. You will be expected to do some task (seva) helping with the running of the ashram, taking up between 1-2 hours per day – of course you can do more if you wish. It’s a good opportunity to meet others, which helps to broaden our perspective.
Included: all transport costs to and from either Kochi or Trivandrum airport, 20 nights accommodation, all meals (Indian vegetarian food), daily tai chi & chi gong lessons by your escort Frank, most ashram activities and services like satsang with Amma, bahjans singing, puja ceremonies, swimming pool, spiritual library etc….
Extras: flights, visa, travel insurance and special services on offer at the ashram. The cost of consulting health practitioners, dentists, massagers, astrologers ayurveda diagnosis and programs is typically much less than in the West, or in commercial establishments in Kerala. All these charges are donated to Amma’s many charitable activities. There is also a Western canteen which offers Western vegetarian food.