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.
Welcome to our newest quarterly newsletter! Several weeks ago, Adyashanti announced his retirement from teaching at the end of October to the sangha and community at large. This newsletter is a special tribute to Adya’s profound tenure as our head teacher at Open Gate Sangha.
Please enjoy the photos throughout this issue, along with the delightful and poignant slide show of Adya through the years (be sure to turn on the sound!), and several heartful messages from students in response to Adya's retirement announcement.
We hope you will join us for his last free live broadcast on October 4 (details within). Also included in this newsletter is an inspiring article by Mukti in which she illustrates her vision of furthering Adya’s teachings (and how you can help with this), as she moves forward as head teacher for Open Gate Sangha.
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
6:00-7:30 pm PT
Mukti offers regular, complimentary, live web broadcasts of her teachings as a service to our community and the world at large. It is a wonderful opportunity to be introduced to her current teachings from anywhere in the world.
Each live broadcast contains a talk, followed by responses to emailed questions that are submitted by noon (Pacific Time) on the day of the broadcast ([email protected]).
We hope you will join us!
The Introduction to the Teachings area is designed to help you become oriented to Mukti's teachings. All . . .READ MORE
Retreats are an opportunity to spend extended time over several days in full silence with Mukti and . . .READ MORE
Visit the Store for the latest CDs and audio downloads by Mukti, as well as specially priced items.READ MORE