Chanting and Meditation Led by Young People
Dec
15
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Led by Young People

This event is generally led by the young people in the Siddha Yoga community in Oakland.
A namasankirtana is chanted in a group call-and-response fashion, with musical accompaniment.

Dinner will be available for purchase in the Amrit Café 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Welcome Orientation 6:45 p.m. - 7:05 p.m .

Chanting and Meditation 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Self-serve sweets, snacks, and informal satsang in the Amrit Café 8:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

No registration required

 

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Jan
19
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting & Meditation Led by Young People

This event is generally led by the young people in the Siddha Yoga community in Oakland.
A namasankirtana is chanted in a group call-and-response fashion, with musical accompaniment.

Welcome Orientation 6:45 p.m. - 7:05 p.m .

Chanting and Meditation 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Self-serve sweets, snacks, and informal satsang in the Amrit Café 8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

No registration required

 

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Feb
9
to Feb 10

Siddha Yoga Blue Pearl Retreat

Saturday February 9 - Sunday, February 10, 2019. 5:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Blue Pearl Retreat Orientation: Friday, February 8. 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

In the Blue Pearl Retreat explores the divine vision of the Self in the form of the inner light.   They also join in silent meditation walks, hatha yoga stretches, receive detailed instructions on breathing and posture, and learn sacred practices by which meditation becomes deep and powerful.

Registration required

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An Introduction to Siddha Yoga Meditation for Young People
Apr
21
10:45 AM10:45

An Introduction to Siddha Yoga Meditation for Young People

Meditation is one of the core spiritual practices on the Siddha Yoga path. Meditation brings out the joyful and positive qualities of the mind, and it makes the mind strong. Siddha Yoga meditation also puts us in touch with the very core of who we are. This event will be led by a Siddha Yoga meditation teacher who will guide you in exploring the practice of Siddha Yoga meditation.

In this event, especially designed for those new to meditation, participants will be guided through each aspect of Siddha Yoga meditation, including posture, breath, and mantra.

Whether you are learning about meditation for the first time or you have an existing meditation practice, this introductory event will help you establish or strengthen your regular meditation practice. Everyone is welcome.

No registration required

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Apr
27
9:30 AM09:30

Spring Cleaning

Meet in the Amrit Café and join groups to work on seva projects in different areas of the Ashram. Projects are categorized by the amount of physical strength needed, so you may join the perfect project for you. Families with children are welcome. Wear casual cleaning clothes and closed-toed shoes.

Kundalini Stavah 12:00 noon - 12:15 pm
Lunch 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

No registration required

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May
18
6:30 AM06:30

Baba Muktananda's Lunar Birthday

Temple opens 6:30 am
Abhishek (includes the recitation of Shri Rudram) 6:45 am - 7:45 am
Breakfast 7:45 am - 8:45 am
Welcome Orientation 8:15 am - 8:35 am
Second Presentation of The Siddha Yoga Audio Satsang in Celebration of Baba Muktananda's Birthday 9:30 am -12:30 pm
Lunch 12:15-1:15 pm

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Jun
9
10:45 AM10:45

Introduction to Siddha Yoga Meditation

Meditation is one of the core spiritual practices on the Siddha Yoga path. Meditation brings out the joyful and positive qualities of the mind, and it makes the mind strong. Siddha Yoga meditation also puts us in touch with the very core of who we are.

This special event will be led by a Siddha Yoga meditation teacher who will guide you in exploring the practice of Siddha Yoga meditation. In this event, especially designed for those new to meditation, you will be guided through each aspect of Siddha Yoga meditation, including posture, breath, and mantra.

Whether you are learning about meditation for the first time or you have an existing meditation practice, this introductory event will help you establish or strengthen your regular meditation practice. Everyone is welcome. 

No registration is required.

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Jul
16
6:45 AM06:45

Gurupurnima

In India, the full moon of the month of Ashada (July-August) is honored as the most auspicious and important of the entire year. This moon's luminous brilliance and perfect form are seen as expressions of the Guru's gift of grace and the attainment of Self-realization. Siddha Yogis focus on the practice of dakshina during this holiday.

Abhishek: 6:45 am - 7:45 am
Shri Guru Gita: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Chanting Cave in Shaktinilaya Hall and Shambho Hall for families with children: 10:30 am to 5:15 p.m.

Celebration Dinner: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Siddha Yoga Celebration Satsang in Honor of Gurupurnima: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Shaktinilaya Hall will close at 7:00 pm for approximately six minutes while an abhanga is sung. Please be in your seat by 6:55 pm.

No registration required

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Siddha Yoga Retreat for Young People
Jul
18
to Jul 19

Siddha Yoga Retreat for Young People

 This retreat will focus on the Siddha Yoga practices. 

Young adults, ages 18 - 24, are also invited to support the  Family Retreat (July 14-17) with the Siddha Yoga practice of seva.

Registration required.
Retreat Fee: $30 (Ages 13-24); $50 (ages 25 and older). Accommodations not included.
For questions regarding registration, send an email to registration@syaoakland.org.

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Siddha Yoga Family Retreat
Jul
20
to Jul 23

Siddha Yoga Family Retreat

The Siddha Yoga Family Retreat at the Siddha Yoga Asham in Oakland takes place once a year in July. Many families choose to arrive a day or two early to settle in before the retreat.

Friday, July 19, 2:00 p.m. - Tuesday, July 23, 5:30 p.m.: The Ashram main building and the Amrit Café will be open only for retreat participants, staff, and sevites who are scheduled to offer seva.

Registration required

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Aug
4
10:45 AM10:45

Siddha Yoga Celebration Satsang in Honor of Bhagavan Nityananda's Punyatithi

This satsang celebrates the day Bhagavan Nityananda left his physical form and merged with universal Consciousness. In the scriptural tradition of India, it is said that at the time or anniversary of a great being's passing, blessings are bestowed upon those who remember them with love and devotion.

Shaktinilaya Hall will close at 10:45 am for approximately seven minutes while a bhajan is sung. Please be in your seat by 10:40 am.

Celebration Lunch 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

No registration required

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Aug
15
6:00 AM06:00

Baba Muktananda's Divya Diksha

Baba Muktananda's Divya Diksha on August 15 is the anniversary of the day that Baba Muktananda received divine initiation from his Guru, Bhagavan Nityananda.

Ashram open all day
Shri Guru Gita 6:30 am - 8:00 am
Chanting Cave in Shaktinilaya Hall 8:30 am - 7:15 pm

No registration required

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Sep
8
10:45 AM10:45

Introduction to Siddha Yoga Meditation

Meditation is one of the core spiritual practices on the Siddha Yoga path. Meditation brings out the joyful and positive qualities of the mind, and it makes the mind strong. Siddha Yoga meditation also puts us in touch with the very core of who we are. This event will be led by a Siddha Yoga meditation teacher who will guide you in exploring the practice of Siddha Yoga meditation.

In this event, especially designed for those new to meditation, participants will be guided through each aspect of Siddha Yoga meditation, including posture, breath, and mantra.

Whether you are learning about meditation for the first time or you have an existing meditation practice, this introductory event will help you establish or strengthen your regular meditation practice.

No registration is required. Everyone is welcome. Please invite your family and friends. Lunch will be available for purchase afterwards in the Amrit Cafe.

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Sep
15
10:45 AM10:45

Preparation Satsang for the Siddha Yoga Shaktipat Intensive in Honor of Baba Muktananda's Mahasamadhi

In this event, Siddha Yoga meditation teachers Swami Kripananda and Meera Laube-Szapiro guide us in practicing the four wheels of the Shaktipat Intensive -- posture, breath, mantra, and meditation. This event is a great way to prepare your body and mind for the Siddha Yoga Shaktipat Intensive 2019 in Honor of Baba Muktananda's Mahasamadhi.

No registration required

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Siddha Yoga Retreat for Young People with the Siddha Yoga Shaktipat Intensive in Honor of Baba Muktananda's Mahasamadhi
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Siddha Yoga Retreat for Young People with the Siddha Yoga Shaktipat Intensive in Honor of Baba Muktananda's Mahasamadhi

The Siddha Yoga Shaktipat Intensive is the primary vehicle through which Gurumayi Chidvilasananda bestows shaktipat-diksha, the initiation through which a Siddha Guru awakens the spiritual energy within a human being.
Saturday, November 10, 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The second day of the retreat includes the Siddha Yoga Shaktipat Intensive Reflection Satsang for Young People.
Sunday, November 11, 8:00 am - 2:30 pm.

Registration: Young People (ages 13 – 24): $190; Young Adults (ages 25 and older): $520. Register online.

Accommodations (Dorm rooms):
Young People (ages 13 – 24): $45; Young Adults (ages 25 and older): $70.

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Chanting and Meditation Led by Young People
Nov
9
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Led by Young People

This event is generally led by the young people in the Siddha Yoga community in Oakland.
A namasankirtana is chanted in a group call-and-response fashion, with musical accompaniment.

Uttapam, a traditional Indian food, will be available for purchase in the Amrit Café 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Welcome Orientation 6:45 p.m. - 7:05 p.m .

Chanting and Meditation 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Self-serve sweets, snacks, and informal satsang in the Amrit Café 8:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

No registration required

 

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Chanting and Meditation Led by Young People
Oct
20
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Led by Young People

This event is generally led by the young people in the Siddha Yoga community in Oakland.
A namasankirtana is chanted in a group call-and-response fashion, with musical accompaniment.

Quesadillas will be available for purchase in the Amrit Café 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Welcome Orientation 6:45 p.m. - 7:05 p.m .

Chanting and Meditation 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Self-serve sweets, snacks, and informal satsang in the Amrit Café 8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

No registration required

 

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Sep
29
8:30 AM08:30

Ashram Schedule Change

The Siddha Yoga Ashram in Oakland will be open from 6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and then will close for the remainder of the day. This includes the Bhagavan Nityananda Temple and the Amrit Café. The Ashram will remain open for those who have scheduled seva.

Shri Guru Gita Recitation: 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.

 

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Chanting and Meditation Led by Young People
Sep
15
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Led by Young People

This event is generally led by the young people in the Siddha Yoga community in Oakland.
A namasankirtana is chanted in a group call-and-response fashion, with musical accompaniment.

Amrit Cafe 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dosa, a traditional Indian food, will be available (last orders for dosa is 6:30 p.m.)

Welcome Orientation 6:45 p.m. - 7:05 p.m .

Chanting and Meditation 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Self-serve sweets, snacks, and informal satsang in the Amrit Café 8:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

No registration required

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Aug
26
10:30 AM10:30

A Sweet Surprise Satsang 2018

On January 1, 2018, Siddha Yogis and new seekers all around the globe participated in A Sweet Surprise Live Stream Satsang in the Siddha Yoga Universal Hall. In this satsang, Gurumayi gave her Message for 2018.

You are invited to participate in the webcast of A Sweet Surprise 2018 at the Siddha Yoga Ashram in Oakland on August 26, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.

Welcome orientation: 10:00 -10:20 a.m.

 

Registration Fee: $100 adults; $35 for young people (13-24); registration is not required for children 12 and under.

 

 

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Chanting and Meditation Led by Young People
Aug
18
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Led by Young People

This event is generally led by the young people in the Siddha Yoga community in Oakland.
A namasankirtana is chanted in a group call-and-response fashion, with musical accompaniment.

Amrit Cafe 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dosa, a traditional Indian food, will be available (last orders for dosa is 6:30 p.m.)

Welcome Orientation 6:45 p.m. - 7:05 p.m .

Chanting and Meditation 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Self-serve sweets, snacks, and informal satsang in the Amrit Café 8:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

No registration required

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Namasankirtana
Jun
16
7:15 PM19:15

Namasankirtana

Namasankirtana is a beautiful group chant done in a call and response fashion, with musical accompaniment. 

Dinner. Dosa, a traditional Indian food, in the Amrit Café 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Welcome Orientation 6:45 pm - 7:05 pm  
Namasankirtana 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Self-serve sweets, snacks, and informal satsang in the Amrit Café 8:15 pm – 9:00 pm 

No registration required

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Jan
13
4:20 PM16:20

Meditation with the Surya-gayatri Mantra. a Live Audio Stream in honor of Makara Sankranti.

This Live Audio Stream in honor of Makara Sankranti will be held in the Siddha Yoga Universal Hall. In this event, participants will meditate with the Surya-gayatri mantra.

You can participate in this live stream in Shaktinilaya Hall at the Siddha Yoga Ashram in Oakland.  Please be in your seat by 4:20 p.m.

There is no registration fee.

Click here to read an invitation from Asa Siegel, the Siddha Yoga meditation teacher for this event.

 

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Dec
24
10:45 AM10:45

The Power of Listening to Learn -- The Power of Learning to Listen

Audio Webcast of a talk by Swami Ishwarananda.
Preparation for A Sweet Surprise®

In this event, Siddha Yoga meditation teacher Swami Ishwarananda speaks about the significance of receiving the Guru’s words, and how to prepare to receive the Guru’s  words. Invite a friend to participate with you!
Registration is not required.

Also available via audio stream on the Siddha Yoga path website in English, French, Spanish, and Hindi.

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