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Glossary

At-the-door Registration
We accept at-the-door registrations on a space-available basis. Cash or check payments only—we are unable to accept credit cards at the event. We cannot guarantee a spot to anyone, so for your best chance of getting in, arrive one hour before the event is schedlued to start.
Retreat Lottery
Open Gate Sangha processes retreat registrations twice a year through a random lottery system and may not be able to offer a spot to everyone who wishes to attend. All retreat registrations submitted before the lottery deadline are considered equally—there are no special considerations. For retreats that are already full, you can put your name on a waiting list.
Retreat Waiting List
When a retreat is full, Open Gate Sangha keeps a waiting list of those who are interested in attending the retreat if another participant cancels. In the event of a cancellation, Open Gate Sangha contacts those on the list to see if they are interested in attending.
Sangha
The word sangha is usually defined as “spiritual community.” We use it here at Open Gate Sangha in a general way to describe the community of people who are interested in Adyashanti’s teachings.
Satsang
A talk by Adyashanti followed by a dialogue with the audience. Literally translated, satsang means association with truth.
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“Don’t concern yourself with your mind’s interpretation of the words. Just let the words in, without thinking about them or trying to understand them. Then they can penetrate to a place that is beyond the mind, and instead of your mind hearing them, your Self hears them. Doing this elicits what the words are meant to elicit—the Self. If you’re not running the words through the mind, they go beyond the ego to Silence, to the Heart.”

~ Adyashanti

Dingbat

“All you have to do is say yes. Don’t make some big project out of it. Don’t make some big deal out of it. Just say yes. You don’t even know what it means to say yes, but you say it anyway. You’ll never know what it means to say yes, but you do it anyway. Freedom and Love arise when you die into the unknown mystery of being.”

~ Adyashanti