Oakland Silent Meditation Day

October 3, 2020
Hosted by Open Gate Sangha
Oakland, CA

Program Fee
$90 ~ Online Registration ends September 18, 2020
$100 ~ At-the-Door Registration on October 3, 2020
(Payable to Open Gate Sangha)

In the modern day, with the great proliferation of spiritual teachings, teachers, books, CDs, and YouTube videos, it is so very easy for our spiritual lives to become dominated by a type of spiritual consumerism that neglects the deeper commitments of the heart and mind that are necessary to truly live an awakened life.

Our primary spiritual task is not to endlessly add to the known (or what we think we know); it is to plumb the depths of the unknown and awaken the always and already enlightened condition to its fullest realization and expression.

This Silent Meditation Day is a time to join together and turn deeply within to practice the ancient injunction to “Be Still and Know.” It is a day of silent retreat, meditation, and reflection. The day will include meditation instruction, five periods of meditation (one guided and four silent), and a dharma talk. Join Adyashanti for this day of responding to the heart’s longing.

Oakland Silent Meditation Day

Saturday, October 3, 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE: The health of our attendees is of utmost importance to us. We are continually monitoring local restrictions regarding the safety of holding large group indoor gatherings. If we do not feel we can hold it safely, this program will be cancelled, and registrations refunded. Please check back for updates beginning 30 days prior to program start.
In order to receive the greatest benefit from this day of meditation, participants will be asked to maintain silence (no talking, whispering, gesturing) and encouraged to turn off phones and tablets for the duration of the program.
Adyashanti requests that you attend the event only if you plan to stay for the entire day.
There will be no entry during meditation periods. Please arrive early.
Doors will open at 9:30 am and then close at 10:15 am.
Lunch is not provided. Plan on bringing a bag lunch or visiting a nearby restaurant. 

Saturday Schedule
9:30 am - Doors open
10:15 am - Doors close
10:15 am - Introduction / Orientation
10:30 am - Meditation Periods Begin
1:00 pm - Lunch Break
2:30 pm - Dharma Talk
3:30 pm - Afternoon Meditation Periods
5:15 pm - End
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church

1330 Lakeshore Ave.

Oakland, CA 94606

Transportation to Lake Merritt United Methodist Church

PARKING: Lake Merritt Church does not have its own parking lot. Parking is only available on surrounding streets, and it can sometimes be challenging to find nearby spots on weekends. Some all-day parking is allowed on streets north and east of the church. These streets are a few blocks away from the church. We highly recommend allowing extra time in your plans for parking and/or suggest you consider ridesharing with others, if possible, or using public transportation. The church is a mile walk from the Lake Merritt BART station.

From the South Bay: Take 880 N to 238 to 580 W toward Oakland. Take the Lakeshore Ave. exit. Turn left onto Lakeshore Ave. Follow Lakeshore Ave. along Lake Merritt about one mile to 1330 Lakeshore, which is 2/3 of a block past Foothill Blvd. Look for street parking as soon as you pass Foothill Blvd.

From Berkeley or Marin: Take 80 to 580 E, toward Hayward. Take the Grand Ave. exit and go straight across the intersection. Turn right onto Lakeshore Ave. Follow Lakeshore Ave. along Lake Merritt about one mile to 1330 Lakeshore, which is 2/3 of a block past Foothill Blvd. Look for street parking as soon as you pass Foothill Blvd.

Oakland Silent Meditation Day

October 3, 2020

Program Fee - Open Gate Sangha

Program fees are not transferable to other people or to other programs.
To cancel your event, please log in and click on Account.

Cancel on or before October 1, 2020: $25.00 cancellation fee
Cancel on or after October 2, 2020: No Refund