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Mini Sanyam Saptaah: An Anandamayi Ma Retreat

Thursday, September 26 @ 2:00 pm - Monday, September 30 @ 12:00 pm EDT

Tuition: $150 plus Accommodations


Anandamayi Ma was revered by saints, statesmen, and commoners alike during Her physical lifetime (1896-1982) and She remains a living inspiration to thousands of devotees worldwide. Her loving Presence can be invoked at any moment through spiritual practices such as kirtan, meditating on Her photo, or reading Her words.

One of the most important yearly events in Anandamayi Ma’s ashrams while She was in the body was the Sanyam Saptaah. “Sanyam” means self-discipline or self-restraint and “saptaah” means a week. Although this retreat will only be five days long, it will mirror the traditional Sanyam Saptaah in its daily schedule: a flow from meditation to morning arati to scriptural recitation, to talks on Ma, to readings of Ma’s teachings, to kirtan and evening arati. There will be daily satsang with Ma devotees Acharya Mangalananda and Swami Gurusharanananda, talks by Prajna Hallstrom and Saraswati Barbara Haney, as well as talks by devotees of Ma who spent time in Her Presence.

The entire retreat will be full of joy and bhaav (devotional emotion). It will be appropriate for both old time devotees of Ma and newcomers who are drawn to Her and want to learn more about Her life and teachings as well as to experience Her practices.

Arrival & Departure Information

•   1st Day – 2:00pm
•   Final Day – 12:00pm (room checkout)
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Thursday, September 26 @ 2:00 pm UTC-4
Monday, September 30 @ 12:00 pm UTC-4


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Woodbourne, NY 12788 United States


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