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I warmly welcome you to our spring quarterly newsletter, one that you may find both poignant and exciting. Please read on to hear of changes occurring at Open Gate Sangha; of new offerings and teachings about awakened living; and yes! of our much-anticipated return to hosting in-person events. This “return” is one of many that play into the theme for this newsletter: Coming Full Circle.


Along the path of realization, there are many returns to familiar life territories. Optimally, each is marked by new ways of perceiving and wisdom gained. On the eve of her retirement, Open Gate Sangha’s Board President and Executive Director, Jerilyn Munyon, shares with us her own full circle journey (see article and accompanying photos below). The staff has been thrilled to celebrate her 77th birthday this month and her 21 years of being a remarkable and beloved leader of our organization.

Nancy Clark and her partner, David Brooks, Adya, Jim Greene

On this March 31, Jerilyn is not the only staff member concluding their time at Open Gate Sangha. Nancy Clark, who has cheerfully overseen our accounting department and systems for two decades, is also retiring. Her files and spreadsheets strike me as works of art and convey her innumerable outpourings of care and love. Jim Greene, who has been our kind, dedicated, and humorous audio-visual manager for 18 years, is concluding his time on staff as well. He has been the technical overseer of hundreds of live broadcasts and thousands of recordings and served as on-site audio engineer at most in-person programs and retreats. Each of these staff members leave a legacy of work and have shared much of the great knowledge they’ve gained with those remaining on staff who will steward it forward. Immeasurable gratitude and bows to Jerilyn, Jim, and Nancy.


In your own life, as you notice ways in which you circle back to familiar territories of engaging and relating, I encourage you to acknowledge and feel grateful for the new perspectives and wisdom you’ve also gained and to marvel at the evolution of consciousness. 


With great regard for you and for your dedication, ~ Mukti

(Photo above: Nancy Clark and her partner, David Brooks, Adya, and Jim Greene.)

Full Circle

Jerilyn Munyon

When I began my work as part of the leadership of Open Gate Sangha, I really had no idea what was in front of me. In our first meeting on my first day, Adya let me know that what was most important to him was that the organization mirror the teachings; that his and our integrity would always be central. He said, “I want you to let me know if I get off track.” And I said, “I hope you will do the same for me.”

And so it all began . . .

Read Jerilyn’s Full Article Here

Silent Retreats and In-Person Programs are Back!

Garrison Institute

Silent Retreat with Mukti

  • Oct 20-25 ~ Five-night Retreat at Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY Registration opens May 20!

Talks by Mukti

Registration for the May event is open now through Purpose Guides Institute. We will announce registration for the June and October programs in separate emails.To receive information about these programs, be sure to check your email in-box (or sign up if you are not already on our mailing list).

Upcoming Online Programs

Adya and Mukti

Sunday Community Practice

Sunday Community Practice is an ongoing program that focuses on spiritual practice and how it can be lived in daily life. If you would like to practice meditation on a consistent basis, along with others who are dedicated to making enlightened living a priority in their lives, please join us on Sunday mornings.

Try out a single session or join as a monthly subscriber. Each practice is two hours and includes a guided meditation and a talk. Join Mukti as she leads these twice-a-month practices. (Adya often joins in meditation!)

Scholarships are available for monthly subscriptions.

  • Apr 14 & 28  ~ 9:00-11:00 am PT
  • May 12 & 26 ~ 9:00-11:00 am PT
  • Jun 9 & 23 ~ 9:00-11:00 am PT
Learn More & Sign Up
Open Circle Center

Online Special Event with Mukti

SAVE THE DATE! Sat, Jun 8 ~ Open Circle Center

Open Circle has invited Mukti to present as a guest speaker. More information about this event will be sent in a separate email. Be sure to check your email in-box (or sign up if you are not already on our mailing list).

Live Broadcasts with Mukti

  • Wed, Apr 10 ~ 6:00 pm PT
  • Wed, May 8 ~ 6:00 pm PT
  • Wed, Jun 5 ~ 6:00 pm PT

Go to Mukti’s Broadcast Page or YouTube to watch these complimentary broadcasts. Replays will be available for 24 hours on YouTube.

Go to Mukti’s Broadcast Page

Prerecorded Broadcasts with Adya

  • Wed, Apr 24 ~ 6:00 pm PT
  • Wed, May 22 ~ 6:00 pm PT
  • Wed, Jun 19 ~ 6:00 pm PT

Go to Adya’s Broadcast Page or YouTube to watch these complimentary broadcasts. Replays will be available for 24 hours on YouTube.

Go to Adya’s Broadcast Page

Subscription Offerings

YouTube Membership

YouTube Channel Membership

Membership Programs on Adya’s YouTube channel allow us to make available a large selection of full-length video teachings and guided meditations not previously accessible other than by purchasing them in our online store. Members-only content includes contemporary and classic videos, with new content added every week.

  • Basic Membership: $4.99/month
  • Membership Plus: $9.99/month
Learn More & Subscribe
The Stream Audio Subscriptions

The Stream on

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.

A free Bonus Talk by Mukti is available as well!

  • $15.00/month
Learn More & Subscribe

Recent video addition to our YouTube membership program on the subject of Awakened Living:

Returning to the Absolute Source

Recent addition to The Stream on the subject of Awakened Living:

The Source of Wisdom

New Featured Audio Downloads

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Soft Mind, Silent Mind

From Muktis March 20, 2024 Broadcast

Tending Brightness

From Mukti’s February 7, 2024 Broadcast

Patterns and Flow

From Mukti’s December 6, 2023 Broadcast

Complimentary Audio Download

Retreat Talk from Mukti: Oneness Walking

Oneness Walking

In Zen, a sutra that speaks to our absolute and relative natures depicts seeming opposites as the foot in front and the foot behind in walking. While opposites are often distinguished in spiritual practice, they are actually two inseparable aspects of one being in movement. In this retreat talk for more experienced students, Mukti offers subtle guidance, pairing realization of awareness with realization of conscious being, moving in the world as the expression of Oneness Walking.

Complimentary Download

New Teaching Video Excerpts


Excerpts from Mukti

The Shine Within

From Tending Brightness

Experiencing a Softer Sense of Self

From Patterns and Flow

Mukti’s Teachings

Excerpts from Adya

A Foundation in Silence 

From The Full Aliveness of Being

Dealing with Judgement from Others

From Freedom from Separation

Adya’s Teachings

Explore Awakened Living

Along with the full-length complimentary audio download and new teaching excerpts above, we have curated a collection of Adya’s and Mukti’s teachings with the subject of Awakened Living. We hope that exploring these will help you meet what is unfolding in your own life. Follow these links:

Mukti’s Selected Teachings
Adya’s Selected Teachings

Open Gate Sangha Community News

Adya with Loch Kelly

Living From Awakening: Adyashanti and Loch Kelly Part I

Join Loch Kelly as he welcomes Adyashanti for an insightful conversation on awakening, movement, and the multi-faceted nature of spiritual realization. Watch here or on Adya’s Interviews page.


New Article Translation: Muktis writing, Reflections on Emotion and Their Creation and Liberation, has now been translated and published into Dutch for The Netherlands magazine, InZicht. View here. Read English version here.

Donations: Thank you for considering a tax-deductible donation to Open Gate Sangha. We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. We offer a recurring monthly donation service for your convenience.

Gatherings: Adya’s and Mukti’s teachings are shared globally in Gatherings which meet in locations or online around the world. Search our listings to find a group that meets in person at a location near you, or meets online via Zoom, or both.

Our Teachers

Mukti, whose name is translated as “liberation,” is the Head Teacher and Executive Director 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.

If you are new to Mukti, we invite you to watch an inspiring full talk: Holy Ground (1:30:16)

Go to Mukti’s Site

Adyashanti, author of The Direct Way, Sacred Inquiry, The Way of Liberation and The End of Your World, is an American-born spiritual teacher who has served the awakening of all beings for 27 years. Although recently retired in the Fall of 2023, his teachings continue to be 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

Go to Adya’s Site

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