Swami Ramakrishnananda in South America

Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri spent the past few weeks touring South America, conducting programs in Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. In each city that Swami visited, large crowds filled every hall. It was incredibly inspiring to see the devotion and enthusiasm of those that attended. Even though it has been more than 9 years since Amma made her one and only visit to South America. The love of the devotees there made it feel like Amma never left them.

Lima, Peru: Swami was welcomed by the Ambassador of Peru and Bolivia, His Excellency Sandeep Chakravorty. The next three days program included IAM course, the first ever Homa conducted in Lima and Swami’s satsang, bhajans and mediation.

Chile: The programs were held in the cities of Viña del Mar and Santiago. Many familiar faces were in attendance eager to listen to Swami’s satsang. In his talk Swami reminded everyone that, “In our family lives and work lives, when we run into adversity, if we think how Amma would respond, it will really be just like living all the time with the master. It will help us cultivate an incredible amount of awareness, which is essential for our spiritual growth. And furthermore, the world will benefit as well.”

A Puja for world peace and prosperity was conducted in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In Brazil Swami visited a total of four cities: Sao Paolo, Curitiba, Araruama and Rio de Janeiro. The lively Brazilian spirit was present in all of Swami’s programs where big crowds enthusiastically participated in every part of his program. Everywhere Swami went in Brazil, everyone was asking the same question “When is Amma coming back to Brazil?” Of course only Amma can answer that question, but Swami reminded everyone if they sincerely tune in to Amma she is already here with them.

– Das






Purnamritananda addressed Sekaa Teruna Teruni

24 June 2015, Tampaksiring, Bali

Swami Purnamritananda addressed the Sekaa Teruna Teruni (Young Generation Organization)of Tampaksiring subdistrict in Bali. This event was held in The Soekarno Center Museum whic was initiated by Dr. Arya Wedakarna who is the owner of this museuman and an Indonesian senator.


Swami led the group to in a prayer and then into satsang talking about the importance of self-confidence to reach success. He also conducted a meditation training program with his music of flute.


– Sookshma


Seminar on Success in carrier and business with the power of Dharma

20 June 2015, Udayana University, Bali.

Swami Purnamritananda addressed a business seminar in Udayana University, Bali on the theme “Success in carrier and business with the power of Dharma”. Swami was the keynote speaker of this seminar which was held at Widaysabha Auditorium, Udayana University, Bali.


Udyana University

Udayana University is the oldest and biggest university in Bali with the strength of more than 25,000 students.

Udyana University

More than 400 people – the students of Udayana University and the members of National Hindu Entrepreneur Network attended the program.

Udyana University


– Sookshma




Purnamritananda visits Paramadhama Ashram in Bali

6 Jun 2015, Bali, Indonesia

Swami Purnamritananda visited Paramadhama Ashram situated in Sanur, Denpasar, which was built in 2006 by Rasa Acharya Prabhuraja Darmayasa. He is a Spiritual Teacher and also has translator of Bhagavad Gita into Bali. Swami had a discussion with Prabhu Darmayasa.

In a small program held there, Prabhu Darmayasa said that he is very grateful for Swamiji’s visit.
Swami led the group to an opening prayer followed by an interactive talk. Swamiji’s spoke about Amma’s message of Love, the secret of happiness, and also about the power of yoga and meditation.

– Sookshma



Swami Purnamritananda program in Ubud, Bali

22 June 2015, Ubud, Bali

An event was held in the park of Indus Restaurant by Swami Purnamritananda. Prabhu Darmayasa and Mr. Ketut Suardana welcomed Swami.
The attendees comprised of mostly Balinese and a small group of foreigners.

Programme ended with a meditation practice and Agnihotra ritual.



Waiting for Amma with open hearts….

Br. Shubamrita Chaitanya visited the Republic of South Africa for a series of programmes from April 6 to April 10, 2015.


The programme in Durban on April 6 was held at the Sita Ram Mandir, and on April 7th at the Shri Sanathan Mandal in Stanger. Mrs Shameen Thakur Rajbansi, the Leader of the Minority Front and a member of Parliament in the KwaZulu Legislature attended the program in Stanger. During his stay in Durban, Shubamrita also called upon Mr. R. Raghunathan, the Consul General of India to South Africa, who evinced interest in the activities of Amma’s charitable organization, Embracing the World. Br. Shubamrita was also interviewed by the national TV station SABC 2, which was broadcast nationally.


In both cities, the packed audience was keen on learning more about Amma’s life and teachings and wholeheartedly participated in the talks, soulful bhajans and meditations. In Cape Town, Shubamrita conducted a feeding for disadvantaged children at the Phumlani Community Center, along with the devotees of the local temple Sri Siva Sakti Aalayam. Nourishing food was shared with the children, along with smiles and laughter.


A public programme was held at the Novalis Ubuntu Institute in Cape Town on April 9th. It was a beautiful evening attended by members from all sections of society, giving due respect to the name of the venue – ‘Ubuntu’ describes the traditional African concept of the interconnectedness of humankind and very much correlates to Amma’s vision of unity and peace. Br. Shubamrita spoke on the topic, “Change Your Thinking, Transform Your Life,” which was greatly appreciated by the large audience.

At every city, one question could be heard again and again: “When will Amma come and visit this beautiful country of South Africa?” Amma’s devotees of South Africa pray that this day will come soon and wait eagerly with open hearts.

– Dass


​Bhagavad Gita Festival in Bali

25 Nov 2014, Bali, Indonesia

In connection with the Bhagavad Gita’s 5151st birthday, a record setting event took place at the Tanah Lot Temple in Bali.

Over 8,000 Balinese youths gathered to chant the Gita in its entirety. The youths remained seated for the full 3 hours it took to chant all 18 chapters of the sacred scripture, vowing not to get up until finished.

After the chanting was completed, a number of dances and performances related to Krishna and Arjuna’s interactions in the epic story were held .

The kind, innocent, nature of the Balinese, their resolute faith and devotion, as well as their preservation of their culture, was beyond remarkable.

Swami Purnamritananda Puri was a guest of honour. Swami was accompanied by Agus Indra Udayana (spiritualist and humanitarian, founder of Ashram Gandhi Puri), Eka Wiryastuti (Governor, Recency of Tabanan, Bali), Dr. Arya Wedakarna (local political activist and youth leader, grandson of Indonesia’s first President), a number of scholars, Sannyasis, and many others.​


A retreat in the forest near Tokyo

28 Oct 2014, Tokyo

A Spiritual Camp was organized by M.A. Center in a secluded forest outside Tokyo. Participants got a chance to live in nature for three days, where they could forget all their worries and tensions and focus completely on invoking the Divinity within. Meditation and Amrita Yoga classes were held along with talks on Man and Nature, as well as bhajans and a special Guru Paduka puja ceremony. Many people along with their children participated in the 3-day retreat which was led by Swami Purnamritananda.

Brazil program of Swami Ramakrishnanda

11-15 September, Brazil

After his programs in Peru and Chile, Swami Ramakrishnananda travelled to Brazil to wrap up his South American tour. The first two days of programs were held in Sao Paolo where more than 400 people gathered to take part in Swami’s programs.
From there Swami traveled up the coast to the village of Araruama and had an evening program at the Templo Amrita. Swami recounted several intimate experiences from his early years in the ashram by Amma’s side.

Swami ended his tour in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro. The first evening there Swami held a program in the heart of the city at Casarão Ameno Resedá. The next day Swami was invited by Professor Walter Suemitsu to give a talk at the prestigious Universidade Federal of Rio de Janeiro.


On the occasion, Swami discussed the relationship between science and spirituality and then held a lively question and answer session with the students and faculty.

– Das