We have been receiving a number of inquiries regarding our plans for scheduling future in-person programs and retreats. We certainly share your desire to gather again in person. However, the health and safety of our participants remains a priority. Our intention is to resume offering in-person programs when we feel confident that we can provide an environment that encourages openness and a feeling of safety, where people can comfortably share lodging and dining together, and in which we can gather safely in close proximity to each other. For now, we will continue to monitor news and information regarding public health concerns. When we feel ready to add an in-person program to the calendar, it will be announced via email in our monthly newsletter and published on the calendar page of our website.
Retreats are an opportunity to spend extended time over several days in full silence with Adyashanti and participants who share an intention for deep inquiry. The daily schedule will include multiple periods of silent meditation (some guided), talks by Adyashanti, and time for questions from participants. There are currently no in-person retreats being offered.
Meetings with Adyashanti are a time of investigation into the nature of spiritual awakening. Each meeting begins with a period of silence, followed by a talk, and then opportunity for questions from the audience. There are currently no in-person meetings being offered.
Intensives are an opportunity to spend concentrated time in inquiry and meditation with Adyashanti and the sangha. Each day will include several talks, opportunity for questions from participants, and periods of meditation. Adyashanti will explore various aspects of spiritual awakening and living an awakened life. There are currently no in-person intensives being offered.
Silent Meditation Days are a type of intensive where we join together and turn deeply within to “Be Still and Know.” This day of meditation and reflection will include meditation instruction, several periods of silent sitting (one guided), and a talk by Adyashanti. There are currently no in-person meditation days being offered.
Special Programs with Adyashanti explore original topics or follow unique event formats. Usually they are sponsored by organizations unaffiliated with Open Gate Sangha, so registration processes may vary. There are currently no in-person special programs being offered.