• ADYA ~ SABBATICAL
    ADYA ~ SABBATICAL

    ABOUT ADYA

    Adyashanti (whose name means “primordial peace”) is an American-born spiritual teacher who has been teaching for 25 years. His teachings include evening meetings, weekend intensives, silent retreats, live internet broadcasts, and online courses. READ MORE

    Adyashanti on Sabbatical

    Adyashanti is on Sabbatical through 2022. During this time, Mukti will be acting as head teacher for Open Gate Sangha. Watch Adya’s video message.

    Stay connected to Adya during this time through:

    Sunday Community Practice
    Free Prerecorded Video Broadcasts
    Adya’s Teachings

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  • OPEN GATE SANGHA
    OPEN GATE SANGHA

    We stand for racial equality and social justice. We are for finding actions that speak as loudly as words, perhaps even louder than words. And, we are for creating together a more inclusive Sangha experience for everyone.

    Read full statement here: Antiracism and Open Gate Sangha: What We Are For and What We Are Doing

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  • TEACHINGS WITH MUKTI
    TEACHINGS WITH MUKTI

    ABOUT MUKTI

    Mukti’s name originates in Sanskrit and is most often translated as “liberation,” a term used in Vedanta and Buddhism much the way the term “salvation” is used in Christianity. Mukti has been a teacher at Open Gate Sangha, in the lineage of Adyashanti, since 2004. Together in 1996, Adyashanti and Mukti founded Open Gate Sangha.

    Previously, Mukti was raised and schooled in the Catholic tradition and also studied the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda for over 20 years—two paths that have greatly informed her journeys into meditation, introspection, and prayer.

    She holds a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, a license in acupuncture, and a Hatha Yoga teaching certification. These backgrounds in body awareness and the healing arts, as well as her years of study with Adyashanti, largely inform her presentation style, her recommended inquiry methods, and her interest in the energetic unfolding of realization and embodiment.

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FEATURED VIDEO

The Negotiating Ego

From: The Awakening of Wholeness

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Do you ever notice how your experience doesn’t cooperate with how your ego wants your experience to be? Adyashanti investigates how in looking at the ego through a different lens, we can see it as something that is just trying to negotiate its way through life experiences. With this kind of noticing, our relationship with ego changes, as does our actual experience.

Quotes from this Video:

“The ego is just trying to make its way through all this experience that it’s not even creating.”

“When you meditate, one of the things you deal with is that you can’t control your experience. It doesn’t behave.”

“Meditation is a way of having us face our experience without distracting ourselves in any way.” “

A mature ego knows how to deal with its experience—in other words, it has found a way of dealing with the experience of being that works.”

FEATURED PROGRAM
A Call to CourageOnline Retreat with Mukti
Talks, Q&A, Guided Meditation, and Silent Meditation

October 7-9, 2022

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FEATURED PROGRAM

Excerpted from Mukti’s Retreat Invitation:
“Entering spiritual retreat is to respond to this sacred call from within, and to unite with others in a common intention to give ourselves to depth. I invite you to join me in this weekend silent retreat. Together we can bring about conditions for the quiet curiosity and whole-hearted attention that support abiding in depth. I’ll be speaking of acts of courage within spiritual practice that are informed by and in service to profound union with the infinite Source of all. . . .”

The Experience of Retreat with Mukti

  • • Dive into fresh teachings from Mukti as head teacher of Open Gate Sangha.
  • •Take time to refresh and wholly devote yourself to spiritual practice.
  • •Engage in live daily silent meditations with Adyashanti and Mukti.
  • •Dedicate yourself to meditation practice.
  • •Reflect upon and ask your innermost spiritual questions.