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 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

No registration required

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Chanting and Meditation Hosted by Young People
May
18
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Hosted by Young People

This event is generally hosted by the young people in the Siddha Yoga community in Oakland. A namasankirtana will be 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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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 you in touch with the very core of who you 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 required

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Chanting and Meditation Hosted by Young People
Jun
15
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Hosted by Young People

This event is generally hosted by the young people in the Siddha Yoga community in Oakland. A namasankirtana will be 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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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 Family Retreat: Honor Your Own Self. You are Great.
Jul
20
to Jul 23

Siddha Yoga Family Retreat: Honor Your Own Self. You are Great.

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 11:00 am for approximately seven minutes while a bhajan is sung. Please be in your seat by 10:55 am.

Celebration Lunch 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

No registration required

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Chanting and Meditation Hosted by Young People
Aug
24
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Hosted by Young People

This event is generally hosted by the young people in the Siddha Yoga community in Oakland. A namasankirtana will be 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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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 you in touch with the very core of who you 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.

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

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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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Chanting and Meditation Hosted by Young People
Sep
28
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Hosted by Young People

This event is generally hosted by the young people in the Siddha Yoga community in Oakland. A namasankirtana will be 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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An Introduction to Siddha Yoga Meditation for Young People
Oct
12
4:30 PM16:30

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 you in touch with the very core of who you 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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Chanting and Meditation Hosted by Young People
Oct
12
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Hosted by Young People

This event is generally hosted by the young people in the Siddha Yoga community in Oakland. A namasankirtana will be 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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Siddha Yoga Retreat for Young People with the Siddha Yoga Shaktipat Intensive for 2019
Nov
9
to Nov 10

Siddha Yoga Retreat for Young People with the Siddha Yoga Shaktipat Intensive for 2019

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 Hosted by Young People
Nov
23
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Hosted by Young People

This event is generally hosted by the young people in the Siddha Yoga community in Oakland. A namasankirtana will be 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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Chanting and Meditation Hosted by Young People
Dec
21
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Hosted by Young People

This event is generally hosted by the young people in the Siddha Yoga community in Oakland. A namasankirtana will be 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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Dec
25
6:00 AM06:00

Christmas Day

Morning Chai 7:00 am - 7:40 am
Shri Guru Gita 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Special Brunch 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Shiva Arati 9:45 am - 10:00 am
Kundalini Stavah 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Ashram Closes 12:30 pm

No registration required

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Chanting and Meditation Hosted by Young People
Apr
20
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Hosted by Young People

This event is generally hosted by the young people in the Siddha Yoga community in Oakland. A namasankirtana will be 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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An Introduction to Siddha Yoga Meditation for Young People
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

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 you in touch with the very core of who you 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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Chanting and Meditation Hosted by Young People
Mar
23
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Hosted by Young People

This event is generally hosted by the young people in the Siddha Yoga community in Oakland. A namasankirtana will be 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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Chanting and Meditation Hosted by Young People
Feb
23
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Hosted by Young People

This event is generally hosted by the young people in the Siddha Yoga community in Oakland. A namasankirtana will be 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

Blue Pearl Retreat Orientation: Friday, February 8. 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

In the Blue Pearl Retreat, Siddha Yoga students will explore 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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Jan
19
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Hosted by Young People

This event is generally hosted by the young people in the Siddha Yoga community in Oakland. A namasankirtana will be 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
12
4:30 PM16:30

Meditation with the Krishna Gayatri Live Audio Stream in Honor of Makara Sankranti 2019

In honor of Makara Sankranti 2019, you are invited to meditate with the Krishna Gayatri in a live audio stream from Shree Muktananda Ashram. During this live audio stream, the Krishna Gayatri will be introduced as a study tool for active engagement with Gurumayi’s Message for 2019. As the Siddha Yoga music ensemble recites the Krishna Gayatri, participants will meditate. The effect of this mantra is to bring affirmation, renewal, and illumination to the mind—and so, to light the way forward on the spiritual path.

No registration is required.

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Jan
6
7:00 AM07:00

Shri Guru Gita Recitation Anniversary - Live Audio Stream from Shree Muktananda Ashram

In honor of the 47th anniversary of Shri Guru Gita recitation, which was formally launched by Swami Muktananda in Gurudev Siddha Peeth on January 7, 1972, there will be a recitation of Shri Guru Gita in the Siddha Yoga Universal Hall. This recitation will be live audio streamed via the Siddha Yoga path website from the Bhagavan Nityananda Temple in Shree Muktananda Ashram.

The Siddha Yoga Ashram in Oakland will host this live audio stream in Shaktinilaya Hall.

There is no registration required for this live stream.

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