The paradox is that no-self is the fundamental reality of what we are.” ~ Adyashanti, Experiencing No-Self
March 2022 News & Offerings
Awakening to No-Self
Spring forest
It will soon be springtime here in the US, a season associated with new beginnings, when life awakens from its winter slumber and emerges anew. At Open Gate Sangha, the month of March is particularly emblematic of spring as it marks the anniversary of Adyashanti’s impactful awakenings to no-self, occurring on Saint Patrick’s Day in the early ’90s.

As a special treat for this month’s newsletter recipients, we tracked down a retreat talk from 2010 in which Adya recounts in detail how these awakenings unfolded. An excerpt from his story is included below as an audio recording, along with a recent retreat talk by Mukti, who relays the significance of Saint Patrick’s day in her own way.

And speaking of new life emerging, along with an upcoming spring online retreat in April, we recently launched two new options for streaming Adya’s full-length teachings! See below for details about The Stream (audio streaming) and Adyashanti YouTube Membership (video streaming). In addition to gaining access to a broad selection of historical online broadcasts and in-person meetings, your participation in one or both of these membership programs will support Open Gate Sangha in our mission to make Adya’s teachings available to “all those who sincerely yearn for peace and freedom.”
Furthering the theme of “Awakening to No-Self,” Adyashanti tells the profound and illuminating story of two consecutive awakenings that he experienced in his early thirties.

. . . when I was around 32 or 33 years old, another moment of clarity occurred. And the nice thing about this moment of clarity, the beauty of it, was that it had no experiential byproduct at the moment it happened . . . it was just a pure seeing. No emotion, no high, no low, no left, no right, just a seeing.
In this retreat talk on St. Patricks Day in 2019, Mukti reflects on spiritual yearning and the process of returning home to our own true nature.

. . . sometimes the yearning can give us a reprieve. It revisits quietly as though its just tapping on the shoulder or coaxing us to turn and look within.
Adyashanti on Sabbatical

Adyashanti is on Sabbatical through 2022. During this time, Mukti will be acting as head teacher for Open Gate Sangha.

Upcoming Free Video Broadcasts
Adya Prerecorded Broadcasts 

The Art of Spiritual Nourishment
  • Wed, Mar 2 ~ 6:00 pm PT
  • Thu, Mar 3 ~ Noon PT (Replay)

Go to Adya’s Broadcast page or YouTube to watch his prerecorded broadcast. A replay will be available for 24 hours on YouTube.
Mukti LIVE Broadcast! 

  • Wed, Mar 16 ~ 6:00 pm PT

Go to Mukti’s Broadcast Page or YouTube to watch this live broadcast. A replay will be available for 24 hours on YouTube.
Mark Your Calendar!
Spring Weekend Retreat ~ Online with Mukti

April 22–24
Pacific Time Zone, Replays Available

  • 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.

More retreat info and registration details coming soon!
Mukti: Teaching and Embodiment

This informative new audio interview with Mukti uniquely focuses on her approach to teaching and on considerations that she feels are important in guiding others on a path of conscious realization. Find this on her Interviews page.
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 for the meditation.)

Join by subscription or by single practice sessions. Scholarships are available for monthly subscriptions.

  • Mar 6 ~ 9:00-11:00 am PT
  • Mar 20 ~ 9:00-11:00 am PT
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: Experiencing No-Self
Mukti’s Library: Experiencing No-Self
Two Subscription Service Options!
Access to Full-Length Talks by Adyashanti
Adyashanti Membership on YouTube allows us to make available a selection of full-length video teachings not previously accessible other than by purchasing them in our online store.

  • Two Full-Length Videos posted each month from Adyashanti’s archived collection of online broadcasts, retreat talks, and coursesavailable to watch for as long as you are a member.

  • Q&A Dialogues in which Adyashanti answers questions from audience members or broadcast viewers.

  • Videos of Audio Recordings that contain talks enhanced with beautiful visual imagery.

  • $4.99/month. Cancel any time.
The Stream on is an easy way for you to select and listen to full-length streaming audio recordings of single talks or broadcasts by Adya 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 as often as you like in the same month.)

  • 50% Discount to Purchase the Download of any of your current monthly audio selections.

  • Selections expire each month but you can reselect them on following months if desired.

  • $15.00/month. Cancel any time.
Complimentary Audio Downloads
The Dissolution of Identity

Adyashanti focuses on the deeper aspects of his teaching as he explores the subtlety of the dissolution of self and the quiet, complete surrender through which all identity falls away.
Contemplations on No-Self

Mukti shares phases of awakening and encourages considering new perspectives on no-self. The journey to no-self goes hand-in-hand with a radical acceptance of your humanity and that of others.
$70.00 $55.00
Featured Course

Experiencing No-Self
by Adyashanti

The no-self perspective opens the doorway to true freedom and liberation. In this audio course, Adyashanti will guide you through the sometimes precarious territory of no-self as he sheds light on the falling away of self and the perspective that the no-self experience reveals. 

Now on Sale!
Featured Downloads

From Muktis August 6, 2010 talk in Tustin, California

From Muktis August 6, 2013 talk in Berkeley, California

A talk from Adya’s August 2019 Netherlands Retreat

Compiled talks from Adyas November 2010 Mount Madonna Retreat
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.

Featured this month: A new interview with Mukti on her Interviews page, Mukti: Teaching and Embodiment.
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)