5 Week Course. Self-Paced.

Part of the Amrita Virtual Academy Membership

Communicate with Amma

Open for enrollment. The language of your heart is love.

Amma knows how much her children yearn to speak with her in her mother tongue Malayalam. So, in the spirit of connecting to Amma through conversation, we have designed a short Malayalam course for you. This is not only a language module but also a spiritual practice as all the learning is geared towards conversing with and about Amma. In this way, you not only learn Malayalam but also bring Amma into your heart.

What are students saying?

It was so much fun!

Jayshree, USA

The Amritabhaasha class was very, very good. I learned so much about Malayalam in only a few short weeks. I am sure any of the students would recommend it. It was so much fun! It centers around real-world conversations—as if you were speaking with Amma. It reinforces spiritual teachings and allows you to play with Amma. It is a sadhana in its own right.

Excellent teacher!

Susi, Germany

The Amritabhaasha Malayalam class takes you straight to the core of Amma's teachings of love and compassion. The topics highlight the main points of Amma's satsangs and bhajans. Amritapushpa is an excellent teacher who is able to present this vast ocean of Malayalam in a playful way. After a few classes I was able to understand the basic structure of sentences and keywords which instantly made me feel much more connected to Amma. I felt that the meaning of her teachings sunk deep into my memory.

Grounded in Amma's teachings!

Revathi, USA

I have enjoyed learning Malayalam with Amritapushpa chechi and my class cohorts, as the course content is grounded in Amma's teachings. During these difficult times, it has brought us closer to Amma. I hope to be able to speak and write to Amma in Malayalam. Thank you for this opportunity.

Far beyond words!

France, Canada

To me, this course is far beyond words. It is part of my sadhana, my commitment and craving for God. I feel Amma's presence. The very first video class I watched, I suddenly cried. Amma finds different ways to reach us according to our preferences and abilities. In a few months or years, I may forget some vocabulary, but my heart will be more fulfilled and free.

Direct and Personal Instruction

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Course Content

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  • 1

    Welcome Unit

    • Opening Prayer

    • Welcome Letter

    • Welcome to Amritabhaasha!

    • Important Information and Support Emails

    • How to Study - A Message from the Instructor

    • Course Guidelines and Tips

    • Contemplation

    • Contact

  • 2

    Week 1: Prema Grows Vegetables

    • Lesson 1 Video 1 (Introduction)

    • Amma's Garden!

    • Lesson 1 Slides 1

    • Lesson 1 Video 2 (Vegetable Market)

    • Lesson 1 Slides 2

    • Lesson 1 Video 3 (Dialogue)

    • Lesson 1 Slides 3

    • Lesson 1 Video 4 (Amma's Message)

    • Lesson 1 Slides 4

    • Lesson 1 Video 5 (Mother Nature)

    • Lesson 1 Worksheets

    • Lesson 1 Assignment

  • 3

    Week 1: Instructional Lecture Video

    • Week 1: Instructional Lecture Video

  • 4

    Week 2: Amma's Sankalpa for Daya

    • Lesson 2 Video 1 (Introduction)

    • Lesson 2 Slides 1

    • Lesson 2 Video 2 (Dialogue 1)

    • Lesson 2 Slides 2

    • Lesson 2 Video 3 (Dialogue 2)

    • Lesson 2 Slides 3

    • Lesson 2 Video 4 (Dialogue 3)

    • Lesson 2 Slides 4

    • Lesson 2 Video 5 (Amrita Vidyalayam)

    • Lesson 2 Slides 5

    • Lesson 2 Video 6 (Amma's Message)

    • Lesson 2 Worksheets

    • Lesson 2 Assignment

  • 5

    Week 2: Instructional Lecture Video

    • Week 2: Instructional Lecture Video

  • 6

    Week 3: God With Us, God Within Us (Part 1)

    • Lesson 3 (Part 1) Video 1 - Introduction

    • Lesson 3 (Part 1) Slides 1

    • Lesson 3 (Part 1) Video 2 - Chai Stops with Amma

    • Lesson 3 (Part 1) Slides 2

    • Lesson 3 (Part 1) Worksheets

  • 7

    Week 3: Instructional Lecture Video

    • Week 3: Instructional Lecture Video

  • 8

    Week 4: God With Us, God Within Us (Part 2)

    • Lesson 3 (Part 2) Slides 1

    • Lesson 3 (Part 2) Slides 2

    • Lesson 3 (Part 2) Worksheets

    • Lessons 3 and 4 Combined Assignment

    • Closing Prayers for World Peace

  • 9

    Week 4: Instructional Lecture Video

    • Week 4: Instructional Lecture Video

  • 10

    Week 5: Spiritual Practices

    • Lesson 4 Video 1 (Introduction)

    • Lesson 4 Slides 1

    • Lesson 4 Video 2 (Retreat Q&A with Amma)

    • Lesson 4 Slides 2

    • Lesson 4 Video 3 (Amma's Bhajans "Jnana Yoga" and "Mauna Ghanamritam")

    • Lesson 4 Worksheets

    • Lesson 4 Assignment

  • 11

    Week 5: Instructional Lecture Video

    • Week 5: Instructional Lecture Video

  • 12


    • Closing Survey

    • Closing Prayers for World Peace

Student Essay:

Sudha, Amritabhaasha: Part 1

Ammade joli enthanu?

Darshanam kodukkan Amma lokam yatra cheyunnu. Alinganam, sneham, mantra diksham, vibhutiyum, chocolatum kodukkan Amma valare samayam kaselayil irrikkunnu. Amma ella karyangallum prasanavum anyeshyikunnu sankalpikunnu; arogyam adhyatmikam, grihastam jivitha karyangale patti updeshikunnu. Ella jivajalangalilyekku srishtiyekku Amma bhajanam, white flower dhyanam cheyunnu. Asuptrigal, vidhyalyangal, ashramangal, anathalayangal, mother's kitchenangal Ammayude projectugal undu. Nammude Amma visva Maatavu anu.

Translation - What is Amma's job?

Amma travels the world to give darshan. Amma sits for a long time on a chair to give a hug, love, mantra, sacred ash, and chocolate. Amma enquires about all our problems, health, spirituality, family and other matters in our life. She makes a divine resolve and advises us on these matters. Amma leads the White Flower Meditation for all living beings and the entire creation. Amma's projects include hospitals, schools, ashrams, orphanages, and Mother's Kitchen. Our mother is mother to all.

Important Information

  • Enrollment is Open!

    You can enroll for this self-paced course at any time by joining the Amrita Virtual Academy Membership. When you join the membership, this course will be visible as an icon on your student dashboard right away and you will get access to the first installment of content.

  • Lessons released once per week:

    You will get access to the first installment of content upon enrollment. Materials will then be released to you in weekly intervals after this, based on your enrollment date.

Meet your instructor:

Amritapushpa N.

Amritapushpa is a native Malayalam speaker who speaks multiple languages. She volunteers her time and experience in service to Amma and her devotees.

Amritabhaasha is a devotional experience.

Deepen your sadhana and connection with Amma. Weave Malayalam lessons centered around Amma into your life!