Watch Amma Live from Amritapuri

During the pandemic, when so many people all over the world are going through a very difficult time, Amma is offering us a wonderful gift! Amma often holds live satsang programs online from Amritapuri, her headquarters in India. This usually takes place every second Saturday at 1.30 pm South African time. Go to

Many people around the world are feeling very sad because Amma isn’t able to visit her children abroad this year due to the pandemic. Nor can anyone visit Amma at her ashram in Amritapuri at this time. Instead, Amma is giving us the most wonderful gift! She often holds live programmes online from Amritapuri. This usually happens on Saturdays at 1.30 pm South African time. The programmes consist of a guided meditation, called the White Flower Meditation, which we do together with Amma for the healing of the world. We also sing bhajans (spiritual songs) and Amma gives a talk, bestowing upon us some wonderful, practical treasures of her wisdom for our day to day lives. One of Amma’s swamis or brahmacharis (initiated monastics) also gives a talk. Go to and register in advance just before a programme. This only has to be done once. Information about the next programme is usually listed on this page and on our Facebook page Amma South Africa a couple of days in advance. All of Amma’s programmes are free and everyone is more than welcome to attend. If you have any problem getting on to Amma’s programme, just refresh your screen.


The ultimate purpose of life is to establish an inner connection with God and our True Self.
– Amma

Satsang has been suspended during the pandemic.
On the first Sunday of every month, we usually come together for satsang in the Cape Town area. The satsang begins at 3pm, but we ask participants to kindly arrive at least 15 minutes early, so that we can start on time. Entrance is free and all are most welcome!

A satsang in Amma’s name consists of the recitation of the 108 names (mantras) of the Divine Mother, reading aloud from one of Amma’s books, singing bhajans (spiritual songs), a guided meditation and a light ceremony. After the satsang we spend a few moments in stillness.

Upcoming satsang meetings are announced on our Facebook page Amma South Africa. We also send out email notices to everyone on our mailing list. Please go to our Contact page if you would like to be on our mailing list.

Swami Shubamritananda

Swami Shubamritananda visits South Africa about once a year. He has lived at Amma’s ashram, Amritapuri, as a monastic disciple since 1989 and regularly gives lectures and seminars throughout Europe, Africa, India and the Middle East. Drawing on 30 years of experience as one of Amma’s most senior disciples and personal translators, Swamiji shares his understanding of Amma’s teachings and the Eastern spiritual traditions in practical and easily understandable terms.

Watch a video about Swami Shubamritananda