Dec
23
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 Sweet Surprise 2019

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!

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
Bookstore open with Holiday Sale 9:30 am - 11:00 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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Jan
19
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 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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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, 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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Chanting and Meditation Led by Young People
Feb
23
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 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 Led by Young People
Mar
23
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 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
7:15 PM19:15

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 Led by Young People
Apr
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 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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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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Chanting and Meditation Led by Young People
May
25
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 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 Sessions Led by Young People
Jun
15
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Sessions Led by Young People

This event is generally led 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 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 20 - 23) 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
11:00 AM11:00

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 Led by Young People
Aug
17
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 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 Led by Young People
Sep
28
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 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 Led by Young People
Oct
12
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 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 in Honor of Baba Muktananda's Mahasamadhi
Nov
9
to Nov 10

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
23
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 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 Led by Young People
Dec
21
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 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 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 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
2
10:45 AM10:45

Siddha Yoga Satsang: Meditation with the Surya-gayatri Mantra

The Surya-gayatri honors Surya Devata, also known as Savitri, the lord of the sun. As the effulgence that brings life to and illumines all activities in the world, Savitri represents the supreme light of Consciousness—the Self of all. In A Sweet Surprise Satsang on January 1, Gurumayi introduced meditating with the Surya-gayatri as a way to practice her Message for 2018 – Satsang.

As you meditate, you will hear the Surya-gayatri mantra recited in the Vibhas raga. This raga is joyful and energetic, like the first birdcalls of the day.

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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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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