• 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

Allowing Everything To Be as It Is

From: An Intimate Connection with the Essential

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Is it possible to “allow everything to be as it is,” even when you are in the midst of suffering? Adyashanti discusses this foundational teaching and how it is often overlooked because it sounds so simple. While this teaching appears to be straightforward, to actually embody it takes humility and the curiosity to discover what it truly means.

Quotes from this Video:

“Almost every form of human suffering has a strong element of you being disconnected from something that feels important.”

“At the end of the day, 95% of our suffering is optional. It is caused, in large part, by our resistance to what is—either pushing against something or grabbing hold and identifying with something.”

“My interpretation of ‘be still’ is ‘allow everything to be as it already is.’”

“When you allow everything to be as it is, all of a sudden there is this profound and beautiful intimacy with everything.”

“When we are allowing everything to be as it is, there is nothing that is fracturing our experience into preferable or not preferable, into ‘I want this’ or ‘I want that.’ All at once, our experience just unifies.”

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

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Mukti offers regular, complimentary web broadcasts of her teachings as a service to our community and the world at large. It is a wonderful opportunity to be introduced to her current teachings from anywhere in the world.