I am very excited to share about our upcoming events for January through March.
For our Saturday January 21 ATS gathering, Mukti–Adyashanti’s wife–will be presenting a satsang for our ATS group over skype and having a dialogue with us!
We will meet at our usual time and place–10 am to noon, at the Davis Holistic Health Center. The cost for coming to our Jan. 21 gathering will be greater since we need to pay Mukti an honorarium. Depending on how many attend, the cost, including the room rental fee, will be somewhere between $35 and $45 per person. Here is a description about Mukti:
Adyashanti formally welcomes Mukti, his wife, as Associate Teacher of Open Gate Sangha. She offers private meetings, leads monthly meditations, and is available for group satsangs and intensives by invitation. Mukti has been a student of Adyashanti since he began teaching in 1996, and together they officially founded Open Gate Sangha. Previously, Mukti studied the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda for over 20 years. In her own teachings, Mukti points audiences back to their natural state of wholeness or undivided consciousness. Licensed in acupuncture and certified to teach hatha yoga, Mukti has a love of the whole of experience in form, as well as the formless.
To read an interview with Mukti on the topic of “Spiritual Marriage, go to this link:
For our gathering on February 11, we will create SoulCollage cards once again to bring in new energy and hidden wisdom from our deepest selves relating to what we want to manifest for the New Year. Creating SoulCollages has become a yearly tradition for our group. I will also lead us through a guided meditation to help prepare us for manifesting whatever wants to come forth through the SoulCollage cards. If you have never created a SoulCollage card, please know that you don’t need to be artistic. All you need to do is to bring with you 5 pictures or photos from magazines that seem compelling to you. Your magazine pages will be added to the pages everyone else brings, and each person will create their SoulCollage cards from the collection of the magazine photos. I will supply the cards and glue sticks.
Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know as soon as possible if you plan to attend the Jan. 21 gathering with Mukti, and the Feb. 11 gathering for creating SoulCollages.
I am also very excited to let you know that for our Saturday March 18 gathering we will have another nondual, awake spiritual teacher–Amoda Maa—joining us in person for a satsang! Here is some info about Amoda:
Amoda Maa (Amoda Maa Jeevan) is a contemporary spiritual teacher and author. Her teaching arises out of direct experience of awakened awareness and emanates the untamable fragrance of freedom whilst radically embracing the mystery and mess of human existence.
In 2002, after many years of spiritual seeking, meditation and immersion in psycho-spiritual practices, a spontaneous awakening catapulted her out of a dark night of the soul, revealing the luminosity of awakened presence. Without a teacher or instruction manual or any agenda, she opened to an unending falling into the abyss of being. And, in surrendering wholeheartedly to the unfolding unknown-ness and aliveness of this moment, she became a “naked lover of what is”. Since that time, all seeking stopped, all methods dropped, and a gentle but unequivocal coming home to rest in unconditioned nondual awareness has become embodied as a living reality. In 2012, Amoda started speaking from silence in small gatherings in the UK. Today, she offers Satsangs, Retreats, and Private Meetings to a growing global community.
In the period between awakening and teaching in public, Amoda wrote two books: HOW TO FIND GOD IN EVERYTHING and CHANGE YOUR LIFE, CHANGE YOUR WORLD. Both of these arose out of a mystical visionary experience around the same time as her awakening, in which she was shown the key to humanity’s suffering and the potential for the birth of a new consciousness and a new world. Today, she no longer speaks or writes directly about this experience and her teaching has evolved in both depth and breadth, preferring to point to the radiance of being that is here within each of us and the journey of embodiment amidst ordinary life. Rooted in innate wisdom born of psychological and philosophical insights and fertilized in direct experience through personal suffering transformed into abiding grace, her teaching is free of all dogma, tradition and ideology.
I have had the privilege of sitting with Mukti and Amoda Maa numerous times and both women are luminous, awake spiritual teachers who present with great clarity, inspiration and love as they impart their messages about nonduality and awakening.
There is more exciting info to share with you about what’s in store for 2017 for our group. And that information will come to you soon.
Namaste, dear ones.