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The Eyes to See Through the Heart of Narayani

Peedam Ashram, India

   21 January to 1 February 2016
Shakti Durga

            One of the demons that Durga slays is Dhumralochana who is the demon of sinful clouded eyes. Such a poetic way of saying that we see the world through the constraints of our own egoic limitations and therefore we miss out on much that is majestic and blissful. We restrict our options in life, and miss so much of the bountiful and beneficial nature of relationships, opportunities, and grace. During this retreat we will cultivate the eyes to see the world more in the manner that our Beloved Narayani would. This will help us to anchor here on Earth the heavenly world that scriptures the world over tell us exists. This is a world which Guru visits regularly and Amma lives within.







This opportunity for spiritual development and growth is priceless                                                 


     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. www.narayanipeedam.org
  •  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. After 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 $2,226.00 for this amazing 11 day retreat, plus your airfares.

 It has been customary to include $108 in the price of the retreat as a donation to
 Sri Sakthi Amma's charities. To keep costs down we have made this optional. You will be  given the opportunity to select payment for this donation when you register.
 Payment of the $800 deposit will secure your place. $500 is non refundable (see booking conditions)
Balance is due on o
r before 1 December 2015 - bookings after this date will require full cost of retreat on registration.

This retreat will fill up fast. Please book early to avoid disappointment

Price includes

  • 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. Includes breakfast
  • 10 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 hrs before your flight, to travel 3.5 hrs to Chennai plus you will need to be there 3 hrs before your flight. 

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 email retreats@shaktidurga.com with your arrival & departure dates. If you require a car to pick you up please provide location, date & time of pickup, if it is from the airport please supply flight details.

Thank you for honoring this request.

Retreat registration

Deposit $800  with $500 non refundable

Full Cost from : $2226.00
Full payment to be made by 1 December 2015
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 to the hotel.

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 1 February departure time depends on time to suit majority of 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.
  • 21 January (Thursday)  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,  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 Shakti Durga 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
                Email: reservations@radissongrt.com
  • 22 January (Friday)  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. +91-995-239-8222

  •  22 January - 1 February 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.
  • 22 January - 31 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! 
  • 1 February 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. If required we can arrange to book a car & driver for an extra charge if bus departure time does not suit you.