OPEN MEETING at East Bay Open Circle in Berkeley, California - Living Your Awakening in Every Moment
Aug
6
7:00 pm19:00

OPEN MEETING at East Bay Open Circle in Berkeley, California - Living Your Awakening in Every Moment

  • East Bay Open Circle

This Open Meeting starts with Silent Sitting followed by a Discourse. The discourse is always spontaneous and speaks from the fullness of present-moment awareness whilst often pointing to the down-to-earth reality of how awakening is lived.

There is also time for Questions & Answers. Nothing is required of you, other than an open heart and mind, and you may simply sit in silence if you prefer.

Both newcomers and those familiar with Amoda's message are welcome.

Cost - A donation of between $10 - $20 is requested, according to your financial ability. Please pay at the door - no need to book in advance.

For enquiries, contact web@opencirclecenter.org

For full info about the Open Circle Center, please go here

OPEN MEETING at Sonoma Open Circle in Sebastopol, California - Living Your Awakening in Every Moment
Aug
27
2:00 pm14:00

OPEN MEETING at Sonoma Open Circle in Sebastopol, California - Living Your Awakening in Every Moment

  • 8476 Sonoma Avenue Sebastopol, CA, 95472 United States

This Open Meeting starts with Silent Sitting followed by a Discourse. The discourse is always spontaneous and speaks from the fullness of present-moment awareness whilst often pointing to the down-to-earth reality of how awakening is lived.

There is also time for Questions & Answers. Nothing is required of you, other than an open heart and mind, and you may simply sit in silence if you prefer.

Both newcomers and those familiar with Amoda's message are welcome.

The meeting is 2 -4pm with refreshments until 5pm.

Cost - A donation of between $10 - $20 is requested, according to your financial ability. Please pay at the door - no need to book in advance.

For enquiries, contact tommy@sonic.net

For full info about the Open Circle Center, please go here

OPEN MEETING in Fairfax, California - The Art of Conscious Surrender
Sep
17
2:00 pm14:00

OPEN MEETING in Fairfax, California - The Art of Conscious Surrender

  • Private Residence

This Open Meeting starts with Silent Sitting followed by a Discourse. 

Amoda Maa offers an intimate conversation that includes the totality of the human experience within the unbounded space of unconditioned awareness. The meeting includes time for Inquiry/Questions & Answers. Nothing is required of you, other than an open heart and mind, and you may simply sit in silence if you prefer.

Both newcomers and those familiar with Amoda's message are welcome.

"The invitation is to say a radical YES to the totality of this moment ... this is the heart of You meeting the heart of reality!"

Cost - A donation of between $15 - $20 is requested, according to your financial ability. 

Please reserve your place in advance, seating is limited to around 15 people. You will be sent the full address of the Private Residence after you have booked your ticket. 

If you have any questions about reserving your place, please contact us here.

PUBLIC TALK at the Science & Nonduality Conference (SAND) in San Jose, California
Oct
18
Oct 27

PUBLIC TALK at the Science & Nonduality Conference (SAND) in San Jose, California

  • Dolce Hayes Mansion

 

5-DAY RETREAT at Mount Madonna Center, Santa Cruz, California - Unwavering Presence
Nov
12
Nov 16

5-DAY RETREAT at Mount Madonna Center, Santa Cruz, California - Unwavering Presence

  • Mount Madonna Center

A 5-day Immersion into Amoda’s Teachings

This retreat is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the illumination of Amoda’s teachings. Her invitation is for you to discover what is deeper than the reactivity of the ego, to dive into the immovable core of your true nature, and then to commit to moving from that unwavering presence in response to your world. 

Through dialogue, inquiry, and radical self-honesty, we will investigate how we can lovingly expose this reactivity and then deepen into our inner core in all circumstances. 

The retreat is suitable for all, whether you are a newcomer to Amoda’s teachings or more familiar with her work.

Daily Schedule 

This will include -

  • Discourse, Q&A, Inquiry (2 to 3 sessions a day).
  • Silent & Guided Meditations (some of the meditations will be supported by Kavi’s beautiful guitar music for deepening and dissolving).
  • Time for contemplation, integration, and relaxation.

One of the evening sessions is reserved for a Musical Concert/Celebration with Kavi.

There will be time in the early morning (before breakfast) for movement practice - this will be either Yoga/Pranayama offered by the Mount Madonna Center teachers or Kundalini Active Meditation offered by Kavi, depending on availability. This is optional and you are also welcome to follow your own yoga or meditation practice at this time

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Please note - although not officially a silent retreat, we may include longer silent sessions. You are also welcome to be in silence whenever you wish (this is conversational silence, the meetings will include dialogue and Q/A sessions) and we can provide “In Silence” badges.

The full schedule will be given to you at the start of the retreat, but please note the schedule for the first and final days - 

First Day of Retreat, Sunday 12th

Arrival & Registration from 4pm onwards                                                                                  Dinner at 5pm  
Evening Session at 7pm

Final Day of Retreat, Thursday 16th

Morning Session at 10am       
Lunch at 12.30pm
Departure at 1pm (rooms need to be vacated by this time)

Also available - 

  • Hot Tub (included in the retreat cost)
  • Ayurvedic Bodywork available at the Zaya Kalpa Wellness Center (this is an additional cost payable directly to the center, you can book a session when you arrive and have been informed of the retreat schedule)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Book & Gift Store
  • Gourmet Cafe 
  • Vedic Temple offering a Ceremony of Light twice daily.

Meals  

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily - these meals are vegetarian, using only fresh, high quality ingredients, organic and local whenever possible, and lovingly prepared. Ample protein choices (tofu, beans, cheese, etc) will be included. Gluten-free and dairy-free options are also available at each meal. Additional food sensitivities/special requirements can be requested in the retreat booking form, and we will do our best to accommodate you. 

Indian Chai is served at each breakfast, along with coffee and tea. Teas, coffee, water & fruit are available at break times. 

A wide range of gourmet coffee drinks and other delicious snacks are available for purchase at Anjaneya's World Cafe. 

Accommodations  

A variety of rooms are available -

  • The majority of rooms are dorm-style (between 3 minimum and 7 maximum to a room) with shared bathrooms (separate for men and women). We will do our best to assign beds so that only 5 beds are taken in each room. Please note - several of the beds are located in cozy loft-spaces, accessible by a short easily-navigated ladder. You can indicate on the booking form whether you are happy to have a loft-space bed (and we will assign only 1 or 2 people to each loft-space to guarantee more space for you). 
  • There are also some double and single rooms with shared bathrooms available in the main building. Additionally, there are several  self-contained cabins (double or single) located a few minutes walk from the meeting room in a lovely oak grove and these have a separate bathhouse with toilets and private shower rooms.

All beds are single size and the rooms are spacious and comfortable, most of them have large windows facing Monterey Bay. Please use the ticketing form shown below for any of these options. 

If you require a double or single room with private bathroom, please email Danny here - there is limited availability for these but we will do our best to accommodate you. 

Things You Need to Know Before Booking - 

We know it's a long list, but please read it carefully! 

1. Please make sure you read through all the information about lodging carefully. If you are unsure which room will suit you best, please contact us here before making your reservation.

2. Make sure you let us know (using the booking form) if you wish to share a room with someone specific - this is especially important if you are sharing a double room with a friend or are in a couple. 

3. If you are a snorer, please consider booking a single room as a kind consideration to others. 

4. Please note that only ONE person per booking form is possible. If you are booking as a couple, you will need to purchase two separate tickets (and let us know that you will be sharing a room on the booking form). 

5. Mount Madonna Center will do its best to accommodate food sensitivities and special requirements, but please note that they cannot cater for individual tastes. Gluten and dairy-free options will be available at every meal, as well as ample supplies of protein in the form of tofu, yoghurt, cottage cheese, nuts, vegetables. All meals are vegetarian and no processed foods are used. 

6. If you need to arrive before 4pm on Sunday 12th or leave after 1pm on Thursday 16th, there is a surcharge of $2 per hour (payable to Mount Madonna Retreat Center). 

7. If you make a last minute booking (up to one week prior to the start date of the retreat), there is a $10 surcharge on the total price - this will be reflected in the ticket price shown below. 

8. You will need to bring your own towels. There are also inexpensive towels to purchase at the center if you need to. All bedding is provided. 

9. No food or drink from outside can be brought into the center. 

10. You will be sent a welcome email with a list of what we suggest you bring and other details before the start of the retreat. 

Refund & Cancellation Policy

No refunds after October 12th.

Prior to Oct 12th, refund can be issued minus a $100 administration fee. 

If you need to transfer your ticket to someone else because you cannot attend, there is a $50 administration fee. There are no transfers possible after October 22nd.

Costs

Tuition Fee is $495 - the ticket fees shown below include the lodging and meal costs for each room type plus the tuition fee. 

About Mount Madonna Center

Mount Madonna is located on sacred ground with 355 acres of redwood groves, hiking trails and meadows infused with a sense of peace and spaciousness and heartfelt service. The Center is supported by the Hanuman Fellowship originally founded to support the teachings of Baba Hari Das in the 1970’s. Today it is a bright, modern retreat & conference center offering a serene and magical space for transformation, community and study. 

Our retreat will take place in the Seminar House. 

Find out more about Mount Madonna Retreat Center

Getting There  

  • By car - if you are driving from the north or south, full instructions are given here
  • By air - the closest airport is San Jose (SJC) which is about a one-hour drive from the center (43 miles). San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK) are both about 1.5 hours away (74 miles). Here is a list of private shuttle options, if you require travel from the airport to the center.

 

Any questions prior to booking, email Danny and he will do his best to assist you! 

SILENT RETREAT at Kripalu Center, Stockbridge, Massachusetts - Coming Home to Silence
Dec
3
Dec 7

SILENT RETREAT at Kripalu Center, Stockbridge, Massachusetts - Coming Home to Silence

  • Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

An Introduction to Amoda's Teachings

This 5-day retreat is an invitation to rest in the silent core of your being.

Offered as the sun sits lower on the horizon, it is a preparation for the winter season, a pruning away of the non-essential to discover what is real and shining as the essence of everything. When you come home to silence, you have the opportunity to experience true abundance and gratitude.

Presenting a fresh, feminine expression of awakened consciousness, this program includes talks by Amoda, time for contemplation, question and answer sessions, and silent and guided meditation. Everyone is welcome, including newcomers to Amoda’s teachings and those more familiar with her work.

Please note - the retreat will be conducted in social silence (speaking only when necessary) outside of program sessions.

This is a fully residential event, held at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health - there are a variety of accommodations available and all meals are provided (see details below). 

Daily Schedule

First Day of Retreat, Sunday 3rd - arrival & registration from 2.15pm onwards 
Dinner, 5.30pm and 7pm
First session with Amoda, 7.30pm - 9pm

Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th -
2 daily sessions with Amoda, 8.30am - 11.30am and 1.45pm - 3.45pm

Final Day of Retreat, Thursday 7th - 
Closing session with Amoda, 9am - 11am
Lunch, 11.30am - 1.30pm  (departure after lunch)

Breakfast is served daily, 7am - 8.30am / Lunch, 11.30am - 1.30pm / Dinner, 5.30pm - 7pm (except for first and final day, as shown above).

Also included in the daily schedule - 

  • In between the daily sessions, you are invited to sit, walk, jog, or meditate in the many beautiful areas of Kripalu Center which is surrounded by than 100 acres of beautiful land, with breathtaking views of hills and a lake, as well as a Labyrinth and Meditation Garden for contemplation and silence. 
  • Daily Yoga Classes are available, these are provided by the Kripalu teachers and are optional.

There is also a Fitness Room, Sauna, Cafe, and Gift & Book Store to explore. In addition, there are a variety of Bodywork and Facial Rejuvenation Treatments available - these need to be booked in advance and there is an additional cost.

More info about the Facilities at Kripalu here

Meals  

The Kripalu Kitchen uses all-natural, organic, locally-sourced foods, prepared with love and care - mostly vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, as well as a variety of poultry and fish. All meals are served buffet-style, and there is also a Buddha Bar section with purely vegetarian Ayurvedic options. 100% gluten-free ingredients are used. You are welcome to bring supplemental foods if required, and there is a kitchenette available for your use. 

Organic teas, coffee and snacks are provided in the break-times. 

More info about the Kripalu Kitchen here

Accommodations

A range of Shared and Private Rooms are available, all decorated in a simple yet elegant style.

More info about the Accommodations here

What to Bring

To make your stay comfortable, there is a suggested list of what to bring here 

Costs

Tuition Fee is $395

Accommodation (including meals) costs range from $348 for a dorm-style room with shared bathroom to $460 for a double room with shared bathroom to approximately $700 for a single/double occupancy with private bathroom. 

Refund and Cancellation Policy 

The Kripalu Center has its own policy for refunds and cancellations - payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee) if you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date. If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day in advance, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue. No credit or refund is available if you cancel on your arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early. Please read the full policy here before making a reservation

Reserving Your Place

Tickets for Tuition, Meals & Accommodation (according to type of accommodation requested) are available directly from Kripalu Center here

Getting There

The closest airport is Albany. There is a shuttle service to Kripalu Center. 

Full directions by car, plane, train, or bus here 

If you have any inquiries about this retreat, please contact the Kripalu Center - email/chat/phone here

 

 


OPEN MEETING at Marin Open Circle in San Rafael, California - Living Your Awakening in Every Moment
Jul
25
7:00 pm19:00

OPEN MEETING at Marin Open Circle in San Rafael, California - Living Your Awakening in Every Moment

  • Marin Open Circle

 

OPEN MEETING in Tacoma, Washington - Discovering True Spiritual Freedom and Fulfillment
Jul
17
7:00 pm19:00

OPEN MEETING in Tacoma, Washington - Discovering True Spiritual Freedom and Fulfillment

  • Tahoma Universal Unitarian Church

Do you long to come home to true fulfillment, peace and love? Do you yearn to be free of the suffering of egoic mind?

Amoda Maa points to a radical awakening that can be lived deep within our hearts as well as in our everyday lives. She invites you to turn within and discover the naked reality of your essential nature, and then to live the truth of this discovery amidst the mystery and mess of human existence. If you are willing to wholeheartedly give yourself to this authentic spiritual inquiry, the priceless jewel of true fulfillment and freedom is available to you .. right here in this and every moment.

This Open Meeting will include a Talk as well as time for Questions & Answers. All are welcome, newcomers to Amoda's teachings as well as those familiar with her work.

There will also be signed copies of Amoda's new book "Embodied Enlightenment - Living Your Awakening in Every Moment" available to purchase.

Cost - a suggested contribution of $15 - 20 is requested (no one will be turned away for lack of funds).   

No need to reserve your place in advance, please arrive promptly and pay at the door. 

Contact - for all inquiries, please contact Danny at dedeye61@yahoo.com

This event is hosted by The Tacoma Meditation Group in cooperation with the Awakening Together In Sumner Spiritual Discussion Group. 

WEEKEND INTENSIVE in Seattle, Washington - Deep Intimacy with What Is
Jul
15
Jul 16

WEEKEND INTENSIVE in Seattle, Washington - Deep Intimacy with What Is

  • Bellevue, Washington

In this Weekend IntensiveAmoda Maa offers an intimate conversation that includes the totality of the human experience within the unbounded space of unconditioned awareness. Deep surrender becomes possible in an environment of trust and honest desire for that which is true. There is time for Discourse, Inquiry/Questions & Answers, Silent Sitting and/or Guided Meditation.

OPEN MEETING in Seattle, Washington - Falling in Love with This Moment
Jul
14
7:30 pm19:30

OPEN MEETING in Seattle, Washington - Falling in Love with This Moment

  • Bellevue Washington

This Open Meeting is an introduction to the Weekend Intensive that follows on July 15th & 16thAmoda Maa offers an intimate conversation that includes the totality of the human experience within the unbounded space of unconditioned awareness.

 

A TALK & MUSIC at The Center SF in San Francisco - Living Your Awakening In Every Moment
Jul
12
7:00 pm19:00

A TALK & MUSIC at The Center SF in San Francisco - Living Your Awakening In Every Moment

  • The Center SF

Amoda Maa invites you to discover authentic freedom by becoming fully awake and fully human in the midst of everyday life. In this talk she provides pointers to truth about the process of awakening and its embodiment from mind to heart to belly. Amoda’s teachings are both timeless and refreshingly modern, free from tradition and dogma, and arising out of direct experience of awakened consciousness.

There will be time for Guided Meditation and Questions & Answers. Signed copies of Amoda’s new book Embodied Enlightenment will also be available.

The talk will be accompanied by live guitar music from Kavi Jezzie Hockaday.

For tickets go here: