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Langley, BC, Canada

By Edie Schwartz

It has been my great pleasure to have held Adyashanti Gatherings in my home in Langley for many years. Along with many kind volunteers, for many years, we have also hosted the mail-out parties for Open Gate Sangha's Retreat and Newsletter brochures, which were sent out across Canada. This often included people who travelled from Vancouver, but for regular gatherings, most people have come from within a 15-mile radius.

The number of people attending gatherings on a regular basis was about three or four. Sometimes it was several more, and sometimes it was just a sweet gathering of two.

The usual format would include a brief meditation at the beginning, followed by the viewing of a DVD or sometimes an online course. We would finish with another brief meditation. Sometimes this would simply end with people leaving in silence after the meditation, and sometimes we would socialize a bit. A simple meditation session has also been offered.

Most recently, our home usage has shifted a bit, and the space normally available for the gatherings is no longer available. At this point the gatherings are not offered, but in time, it may change again. Since I have a small home yoga studio, a meditation day may be offered.