The boundless nature of awareness is a constant. There’s nothing you can do to create it; there’s nothing you can do to get rid of it.” ~ Adyashanti, The Awakened Nature of Being
December 2021 News & Offerings
Embodying the Wholeness of Being
Winter branches
The light of the holiday season, combined with the inward time of winter, provides the ideal opportunity for an intentional brightening and deepening of consciousness, and a contemplation of the fundamental nature of awareness.

With Mukti stepping in as head teacher during Adyashanti’s sabbatical, we are pleased to present her unique offering of a three-day online Winter Weekend Retreat this month. We are also delighted to introduce our new streaming subscription service: The Stream! Members can delve deeply into Adyashanti’s teachings by selecting and listening to their choice of different full-length audio recordings each month. (Read more below in our Store section.)

This issue features a continuation of Mukti’s article from last month’s newsletter, in which she explores the embodiment of spiritual autonomy. We also offer complimentary downloads and teachings, along with featured products on the subject of The Nature of Awareness.
Realization is not just about a person’s journey to awakening. It’s also a journey of immaculate spirit, empty of the qualities and conditions of form, waking up to itself within you, and recognizing Itself as all of form through you.
“We need the divine, and it needs us every bit as much as we need it. It needs the consciousness. That’s basically what spirituality is: You’re making conscious the domains of human experience that are generally unconscious.”
Adyashanti on Sabbatical

An excerpt from Adyas message:

I look at this time away from teaching as a time to rest, heal, and rejuvenate.

I have entrusted Mukti (my wife and longtime Open Gate Sangha teacher) to assume the head teaching role during my absence.
Winter Weekend Retreat ~ Online with Mukti
December 1012
Pacific Time Zone, Replays Available
Registration closes December 8
Scholarships available (Deadline for scholarships is December 1)

I invite you to join me and others of like-minded inclination to avail of the inward time of winter and the light of the holiday season to further the deepening and brightening of consciousness toward Self-realization. ~ Mukti
  • Dive into fresh teachings from Mukti as head teacher.
  • Take time to refresh and fully devote yourself to spiritual practice.
  • Engage in deep meditation to ground yourself more fully.
  • Reflect upon and ask your innermost spiritual questions.
Upcoming Free Video Broadcasts
Adya Prerecorded Broadcasts 

The Sacred Intuition of Timelessness
Wed, Dec 1 ~ 6:00 pm PT
Thu, Dec 2 ~ Noon Replay

The Edge of Your Evolution
Wed, Dec 15 ~ 6:00 pm PT
Thu, Dec 16 ~ Noon Replay

Go to the Broadcast page or YouTube to watch these prerecorded broadcasts.

A replay will be available for 24 hours on YouTube.

There are no broadcasts with Mukti in December.
Sunday Community Practice

We welcome all who wish to meditate on a consistent basis and dedicate themselves to making enlightened living a significant priority in their lives. During Adyashanti’s sabbatical, Mukti will be leading these sessions. (Adya may join in meditation.)

Join by subscription or by single practice sessions. Scholarships are available for monthly subscriptions. (Apply between December 1 and 15.)

  • Dec 5 ~ 9:00-11:00 am PT
  • Dec 19 ~ 9:00-11:00 am PT (will include a Holiday Celebration!)
In-Person Programs

We will 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.
Visit Mukti’s and Adyashanti’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 Nature of Awareness
Mukti’s Library: The Nature of Awareness
Coming Soon! The Stream
Our New Monthly Audio Streaming Service
We are excited to announce that this month we will be releasing a new offering on our websiteThe Stream! This is an easy way for you to select and listen to full-length streaming audio recordings by Adyashanti for a full month, so that you can delve deeper into teachings of your choice.
  • Stream eight AUDIO recordings each month from Adya’s media area.
  • Access your selected recordings as often as you like in the same month.
  • Purchase and download audio recordings from your current monthly selections for 50% off.
  • Available audio recordings consist of single talks or broadcasts.
  • Your selections expire each month but you can reselect them on following months if desired.
  • Your monthly subscription starts on your date of purchase.
  • Cancel any time.

Starting December 15
$15/month
Complimentary Audio Downloads
The Awakened Nature
of Being

Adyashanti guides you experientially past the primary misunderstanding of self and the ever changing ways the mind focuses attention.
Awakening Awareness

Mukti explores three aspects of awareness: spatial, body, and directed. It is when these three aspects converge that consciousness comes to know itself.
$13.00 $11.00
Featured Book

Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic
by Adyashanti

Adyashanti invites us to rediscover the life and teachings of Jesus as a direct path to what may be the most radical of transformations: spiritual awakening.

Now on Sale!
Featured Downloads

Muktis March 14, 2018
Online Broadcast

A talk from Muktis February 2020 Vajrapani Retreat

Muktis April 4, 2017 Online Broadcast

A talk from Adyas May 2015 Granlibakken Retreat

A talk from Adyas August 2020 European Online Retreat

A retreat talk and guided meditation from April 2011
*Discounted
50% Off CDs and DVDs

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!
The Community News pages of our website include our Press Page where you can discover projects that Adyashanti 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.
Sunday Community Practice: Join our ongoing community which meets live online twice a month for deep spiritual practice and inquiry.
Gatherings: Adya’s and Mukti’s teachings are shared globally in Gatherings which meet in locations or online around the world. Search our database to find a group near you.
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. 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 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 a teacher at Open Gate Sangha, in the lineage of Adyashanti. 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.

If you are new to Mukti, we invite you to watch an inspiring full talk from her September 29, 2021 broadcast: Weaving Consciousness (1:23:25)