Growing in Awareness of the One: The Interconnectedness of All Souls
Growing in Awareness of the One: The Interconnectedness of All Souls
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Growing in Awareness of the One:

The Interconnectedness of All Souls

Peedam Ashram, India
14th January to 23rd January 2018

Shakti Durga





The One Universal Substance fills all souls. While in our mind and bodies we appear separate, at this supernal level we are in fact one. As we recognise this more deeply, everything in life gets simpler, clearer and the love, joy, peace and fulfillment that we seek is made manifest.

During this retreat we will seek blessings upon our intuitive faculty, becoming stronger at receiving clear Divine guidance and practising intuitive arts including channeled writing, telepathic communion, and the meditative focus techniques through which we can grow in understanding of whatever we contemplate.

Inspired by the breathtaking beauty and heavenly energy of Peedam, we will access the Divine through song, music, mantra, with the active and engaged participation of your Higher Soul.

What you will experience on this retreat:

  • Morning meditations, discourses and activations to expand our awareness
  • Focus upon Mother Saraswati and the internal telepathic communion that results in eloquence of speech
  • Involvement in Amma's puja program
  • Finding your connection to enable more sensitivity and intimacy in relationships
  • Connection with Universal energies and portals of light and sound
  • Daily kirtan program each afternoon or evening as part of Amma's puja program
  • Guided tours of the Ashram's amazing facilities for first time visitors or those wishing to do service in the various departments
  • Other pujas as we are internally directed to attend


                     Click here for the story of Sri Sakthi Amma   Youtube



     What is at Sri Sakthi Amma’s Ashram?

  • The star-shaped path with twelve 'auspicious' vertices creates a divine energy form on the Earth, akin to the sacred Srichakra. We will be walking this path on a daily basis as a group and individually in meditation to connect and imbue our beings with this potent energy.
  • We will have the opportunity to do abhishekam on Swarna Lakshmi. Our group in April 2013 were some of the first 100 people to be given permission to perform this on Swarna Lakshmi, before such time the only one to do this was Sri Narayani Amma. Amma allows the public to perform this ceremony now to receive the blessings of abundance which pour forth. Several people had life changing experiences during this practice.
  • Being with Amma for Fire ceremony or Abhishekam. We will have the opportunity to sit in the Temple with Amma while puja is performed. Afterwards we can usually go up and receive blessing directly! Amazing!
  • Visiting the Golden Temple:

"Amma has created a really beautiful Ashram complex. The crowning jewel of the Ashram is the Golden Temple. It is literally covered in gold, the roof, the walls, the interior, the entire thing.. It was awe inspiring, a Laxmi temple like no other I have ever seen. When we received our blessings there, the energy was so strong Shiva Kata Tjuta, who is usually pretty robust and used to strong energy, could not get up!" Shakti Durga

    The Golden Temple & Sri  Sakthi Amma on Youtube  for a taste of what you will experience on this retreat

      Please download the following documents to prepare for the retreat

    Things To Bring                India Visa Information        Pre Retreat Purification       
    Download HERE                          Download HERE                 Download HERE         
    Please read Peedam Information for Visitors    Download HERE       

      Cost is from AU$2,465 for this amazing 10 day retreat, plus your airfares.
    (Please note: if you have booked the Rishikesh retreat and wish to take advantage of the $500 discount for booking both Rishikesh and Peedam retreats, please email for your discount code)

    Payment of the $800 deposit will secure your place.

    Cancellation policy: AU$100 is non refundable plus any costs already incurred on participants behalf are also non refundable (see booking conditions).

    Balance is due on o
    r before 1 December 2017 - bookings after this date will require full cost of retreat on registration.

    This retreat is strictly limited to 40 participants. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

    Price includes

    • $108 Donation to Sri Sakthi Amma's charities
    • Tuition fee
    • Staff costs
    • Administration costs
    • Porter tips
    • A/C coach to & from Chennai & ashram
    • Airport transfer to Chennai hotel
    • 1 night Radission Blu GRT hotel, Chennai including breakfast for those who select the Chennai hotel option
    • 9 nights Peedam Ashram
    • 3 meals daily at ashram
    • All Govt. taxes

            Price does NOT include

    •  Flights
    •  India Visa
    •  Travel insurance, (compulsory )
    •  Meals (other than those stated)
    •  Personal expenses
    • Transfers outside the main tour group

    Flights are at your own expense, we suggest your return flight be late evening, allowing 6.5 hrs before your flight, to travel 3.5 hrs to Chennai plus you will need to be there 3 hrs before your flight.  The bus from the Ashram to Chennai airport departs approximately 5pm on Tuesday 23rd January arriving Chennai airport approximately 8pm, so it is suggested if you wish to catch the bus that you book late evening flights.  If you need to leave the Ashram at an earlier time it is easy to book a car through the Ashram reception - this would be at your own cost.

    Please note. Peedam is an ashram town and smoking is not permitted, not only in the ashram itself but also within the town.We suggest if you are a smoker that you be aware of the no smoking policy, you may need to bring nicotine patches or something to help you manage the days of going without. These items will not be available to purchase in India so best to come prepared.



    The rooms are designed to accommodate three people comfortably. Each room has air conditioning, fan, ensuite with western style bathroom facilities.  Bed linen is supplied but please bring your own towel.

    Wifi is available at Kamala Nivas for a small fee.

    Please be aware that Peedam is an ashram so different from a hotel. If the ashram is busy you will be required to share 3 to a room. While all effort will be made to have twin share please be prepared to triple share, it usually ends up being lots of fun.

    If you intend staying extra days before or after the retreat please read ......

    Peedam ashram has requested if you are planning to have extra days before / after a Shanti Mission retreat to please organize your extra days by booking your bed through us. You are asked not to contact the ashram yourselves. This is to reduce confusion with their beloved ashram staff.

    Please complete all relevant information for extra ashram stay in your registration. If you do not have these details when first registering, please go back to modify registration when you do have them.  

    Thank you for honoring this request.

    Retreat registration

    Full Cost from : AU$2,465
    (Please note: if you have booked the Rishikesh retreat ad wish to take advantage of the $500 discount for booking both rishikesh and Peedam retreats, please email for your discount code)
    Payment of the $800 deposit will secure your place.  If you cancel more than 31 days before commencement of retreat your retreat payment is fully refundable less AU$100 administration fee and any cost already incurred on your behalf.  Any cancellation within 31 days will attract an administration fee of $100 plus any costs already incurred on behalf of the participant up to AU$500 (see booking conditions).

    Balance is due on or before 1 December 2017.  Bookings after this date will require full cost of retreat on registration.

    Please Note: you arrange your own flight to Chennai, flights are not included in cost.

    You will have airport transfer to the Raddison Blu GRT, Chennai if you supply your flight details on your registration form.

    Please see downloadable documents above, you are required to read this to assist you to prepare for the retreat.
    New Registration

    You will arrange your own flights to Chennai. We suggest you book late night flights for your home journey as it is a 3.5 hour drive from Peedam to the airport and you need to be at the airport 3 hours before your flight. A bus will be provided to take you to the airport on 23 January. Bus departure time will be approximately 5pm to accommodate late evening flights, Should this time frame not fit in with your flight, cars are available to be booked from the ashram at your own expense.
    • 14th January (Sunday)  Chennai, overnight at Radisson Blu GRT Hotel  - you will be picked up from the airport if you enter your flight details in your registration. If you would like to do some shopping in Chennai you might like to arrange early morning arrival or come a day before - please note for your extra nights accommodation it will be up to you to make your own booking by contacting the hotel yourself, see details below, mention you are from Shanti Mission group, Higher Guidance to receive the best price.
                    Radisson Blu GRT Hotel
531 GST Road
Saint Thomas Mount
                Chennai 600016
                IndiaTel: + 91 44 2231 0101
   Fax: + 91 44 2231 0202
    • 15th January (Monday)  After breakfast you board an A/C coach traveling to Peeham Ashram. approx 3.5 hrs drive

                        Sri Narayani Peedam
                     Vellore - 632-055
                     Tamil Nadu
                     Tel. +91-900-391-6838

    • 15th - 23rd January staying at Sri Narayani Peedam Ashram.  While basic, this accommodation is above the usual standard ashram accommodation. Rooms have A/C and ceiling fans, tiled western style bathroom each room, standard beds which aren’t like home but are ok.  You may need to triple share depending on how busy the ashram is.
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner, is included in tariff. You may want to bring your own breakfast cereal & snacks especially if you have special dietary needs which cannot be catered for.
    • 15th - 23rd January  There will be daily program with Shakti Durga, time to visit Sri Sakthi Amma's pujas, visit the Golden Temple, walk the Star Path, and whatever else emerges while in the Divine presence of Sri Sakthi Amma!
    • 23rd January Retreat ends after breakfast. You will travel to Chennai airport to board your flight home or you may wish to stay on in India.  It is advised when booking your flights home to have evening flights  to book late night flights as it is 3.5 hrs drive to the airport and you need to be at airport 3 hours before your flight, a bus is provided to accommodate evening flights leaving the Peedam ashram approxmately 5pm, arrival Chennai airport approximately 8pm. If required we can arrange to book a car & driver for an extra charge if bus departure time does not suit you.