Adyashanti, author of The Way of Liberation, Falling into Grace, True Meditation, and The End of Your World, is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence.
Asked to teach in 1996 by his Zen teacher of 14 years, Adyashanti offers teachings that are free of any tradition or ideology. “The Truth I point to is not confined within any religious point of view, belief system, or doctrine, but is open to all and found within all.”
Based in Northern California, Adyashanti lives with his wife, Mukti, Associate Teacher of Open Gate Sangha. He teaches throughout North America and Europe, offering satsangs, weekend intensives, silent retreats, and a live internet radio broadcast, ‘Cafe Dharma’.
“Adyashanti” means primordial peace.
Intersections in Time that changed my Life, by Marj
We never know when ‘happen-stance’ occurrences may be significant intersections in time that can change our lives. One happened when I heard Adya speak for the first time. He wasn’t famous yet. I went up, spoke to him afterwards and said that he looked so young for his incredible wisdom. I told him that I wanted him to come to Unity of Tustin.
Then Adya and I just happened to be walking back at the same time to the Inner Directions gathering in La Jolla after lunch that day maybe twelve years ago.
I am a visionary…and I saw it even then. I shared with him that he would be speaking all over the world. He looked at me and said, ‘Well, it’s really only on the West Coast now.’
On September 25, 2013, Adya invited me to be his guest on his worldwide broadcast from Open Gate Sangha. Feelings of Awe, humility and immense Gratitude come as I experience the Mystery of It All…coming into time… Adya’s deep heart invitation was to simply open to speaking of the Descent of the Dove, the movement of Spirit into form, the Void, the Light of Awakening and the Power of Love.
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