Mukti’s name originates in Sanskrit and is most often translated as “liberation,” a term used in Vedanta and Buddhism much the way the term “salvation” is used in Christianity. Mukti has been the Associate Teacher of Open Gate Sangha since 2004 and has been a student of her husband, Adyashanti, since he began teaching in 1996, when they founded Open Gate Sangha together.
Previously, Mukti was raised and schooled in the Catholic tradition and also studied the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda for over 20 years—two paths that have greatly informed her journeys into meditation, introspection, and prayer.
She holds a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, a license in acupuncture, and a Hatha Yoga teaching certification. These backgrounds in body awareness and the healing arts, as well as her years of study with Adyashanti, largely inform her presentation style, her recommended inquiry methods, and her interest in the energetic unfolding of realization and embodiment.
Our human journey of coming to know Spirit is made complete in the journey of Spirit coming to know and express itself in our human life and in our shared world. I welcome you to the teachings here, which are meant to facilitate these journeys and to further the union of human and Spirit natures, through processes of conscious realization and harmonization. . . .
Qi gong is a Chinese term often translated as “cultivating energy” or “cultivating skill with energy.” This routine is based on the Five Treasures qi gong series; it has been modified greatly, giving it more of a yoga feel with some lengthening, stretching, and “noodling” around to release tensions. Mukti teaches qi gong at her meditation retreats to offer balance and energy harmonization, amidst sitting several periods of silent meditation and quiet contemplation each day.
There are two versions of this routine available. The first one has lengthy instruction and brief standing guided meditations. It runs about half an hour and is recommended for new viewers. See the READ MORE link to access. The other one is about 15 minutes and is given in silence, offered for those who know the background instruction. You can find that video HERE. Please enjoy these videos for health of body, mind, and spirit, and to compliment spiritual practices oriented toward self realization and embodying conscious expression.
Knowingness of Being
From: Essential Knowing
There is a fundamental knowingness that is the most essential expression of who we are. Mukti suggests ways to go beyond the knowledge of the thinking mind and orient to this essential knowingness of being, from which a genuine engagement with life pours forth.
Quotes from this Video:
“What is it that knows the experience you’re having? What is it that knows that you are a living expression right now, that you exist?”
“There’s a kind of knowing that’s even prior to conclusions of mind. This kind of knowing is something that’s ongoing throughout the day, that goes unnoticed.”
“When we get caught in our mind, we negate the operative functioning of a ‘knowingness of being’ that’s much more subtle and quiet.”
“The more we withdraw the focus of our seeking and striving and attune to this essential knowing, the more the energies get transferred into that essential knowing, and it comes more alive.”
Sunday, August 21, 2022
9:00-11:00 am PT
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