The direct encounter with the immediate sense of being is the most important thing spiritually. Without that, there’s no foundation.” ~ Adyashanti, Two Instincts of Enlightenment
June 2021 News & Offerings
What Is a Spiritual Life?
Flower blossom on zen circles in sand
With our new Sunday Community Practice underway, many in our sangha are embracing the opportunity to incorporate regular spiritual practice into their lives. This month’s newsletter takes a closer look at the question, What is a spiritual life? Adyashanti and Mukti share their perspectives on the subject in the two articles included below. And, as always, we’ve highlighted various video and audio teachings that support a deeper exploration of the subject.
A truly spiritual life is a life dedicated to a series of self-transcending commitments. By self-transcending I do not mean self-denying or self-negating, I mean something that is all-inclusive and not ego driven. I also mean something that is for the benefit of all beings. But essentially self-transcending commitments are doorways into all-inclusive reality . . .
“One of the great koans of a spiritual life is ‘What is a spiritual life?’ Such a question can take form in one’s being before such words even register, often on the heels of a series of other questions. As I mentioned in last month’s newsletter, Adya has often spoken of putting first things first in our questioning . . . ”
Adya Broadcasts

Upcoming LIVE Broadcasts!

Wed, June 2 ~ 6:00 pm PT

Go to Adyas Broadcast page or YouTube Live to watch this live broadcast. A replay will be available for 24 hours on YouTube.
Mukti Broadcasts

Upcoming LIVE Broadcast!

Wed, June 30 ~ 6:00 pm PT

Go to Mukti’s Broadcast page or YouTube Live to watch this live broadcast. A replay will be available for 24 hours on YouTube.
Summer 2021 Weeklong Online Retreat
July 19–23, 2021
Registration opens June 1

A Weeklong Online Retreat is designed to mirror the experience of Adyashantis in-person residential silent retreats. The schedule includes daily talks and Q&A sessions, along with several periods of guided and silent meditation.

This retreat will be held in the Pacific time zone (PT) but is open to everyone around the world. If you are not able to attend the sessions live, all sessions will be available for replay, so you can adapt the schedule to something that works well for you.
Sunday Community Practice
“My intention with the Sunday Community Practice sessions is to put more focus on the spiritual practice of meditation, and to have the teachings be oriented toward the various aspects of effective spiritual practice as it is integrated and lived in daily life.” ~ Adyashanti

We hope you will join this ongoing community that meets live online twice a month for deep spiritual practice and inquiry. The community welcomes all who wish to meditate on a consistent basis and dedicate themselves to making enlightened living a significant priority in their lives. Single practice sessions are also available.
Visit Adyashanti’s and Mukti’s Teachings pages to access their complimentary introductory teachings, new and selected teachings, videos, audio recordings, and writings. 

New Teachings:

Selected Subject of the Month:

Adya’s Library: The Journey of Enlightenment
Mukti’s Library: The Journey of Enlightenment
Complimentary Audio Downloads
Embracing the Paradox of True Nature

A selected talk from Adya’s Mount Madonna retreat in February 2019.
The Way of Receptivity

A selected talk from Muktis Ralston White retreat in November 2019.
Featured Book

The Direct Way
by Adyashanti

Every single moment contains a doorway into spiritual awakening. But what does it actually mean to “wake up” to the truth of reality? And what does it take to recognize these opportunities? 

In The Direct Way, Adyashanti offers a sequence of 30 practices intended to connect with and cultivate ever-greater awareness of the unseen dimensions of your being. 
Featured Downloads

Adyas most recent Online Broadcast

A talk from Adya's 2019 Asilomar Retreat

Adya's August 31 2019 Santa Cruz Meeting

Adyas January 31 2018 Online Broadcast

Mukti's October 3 2016 Santa Cruz Meeting
50% Off DVDs and CDs

We are offering an ongoing sale of our entire selection of DVDs and CDs at 50% off.

While we have these products in stock, consider getting them for yourself or others as gifts!
Check out the Community News pages including our Press Page, to discover projects that Adya and Mukti are doing or have participated in outside of Open Gate Sangha, such as interviews, talks, programs, podcasts, and articles.

Also access our monthly News & Offerings archive.
Gatherings: The following city recently joined the growing list of Gatherings, where people come together to listen to Adyashanti’s and Mukti’s teachings.

  • Talinn, Estonia
Gathering Hosts: Please email for the guidelines to submit a story about your Gathering to be considered for our Featured Gatherings page.
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.

Donations: Thank you for considering a donation to Open Gate Sangha. We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to make the teachings of Adyashanti and Mukti available to all of those who feel drawn to this expression of Truth.

We now offer a recurring monthly donation service for your convenience.
Adyashanti, author of The Direct Way, Sacred Inquiry, The Most Important Thing, and The Way of Liberation is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence. 

New to Adyashanti? Here’s a complimentary download of his 53-page book: The Way of Liberation: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
Mukti, whose name is translated as “liberation,” is the Associate Teacher of Open Gate Sangha. Her talks point audiences back to their natural state of wholeness or undivided consciousness. For teaching excerpts, audio downloads and CDs, qi gong videos, and a calendar of Mukti’s programs, visit her website.