Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

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. The title of this year’s Shaktipat Intensive is: The Power of the MindMatrika Shakti

Orientation (for first time participants): 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Registration required. Register online for the Shaktipat Intensive

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Dec
1
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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Chanting and Meditation Session Hosted by Young People
Dec
14
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Session 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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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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Jan
25
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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Feb
1
to Feb 2

Siddha Yoga Blue Pearl Retreat

Blue Pearl Retreat Orientation: Friday, January 31, 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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Sweet Surprise 2020  and Two Days of Siddha Yoga Study and Practice for Young People
Feb
15
to Feb 16

Sweet Surprise 2020 and Two Days of Siddha Yoga Study and Practice for Young People

Young People (ages 13–30) are warmly invited to participate in Sweet Surprise 2020 and engage in the core Siddha Yoga practices of meditation, chanting, seva, and dakshina to support them in integrating Gurumayi's Message into their lives.

During this event, participants will have an opportunity to reflect, journal, and practice hatha yoga as well as explore and discuss their insight and experience with each other.

Registration required.

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Chanting and Meditation Hosted by Young People
Feb
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.

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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Mar
1
10:45 AM10:45

An 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 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
14
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
Apr
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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Chanting and Meditation Session Hosted by Young People
May
16
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Session 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
13
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Session 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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Jun
21
10:45 AM10:45

Siddha Yoga Celebration Satsang in Honor of Gurumayi's Birthday

Siddha Yoga Celebration Satsang in Honor of Gurumayi's Birthday with Alternate Satsang Activities for Families.

Shaktinilaya Hall will close at 10:45 a.m. for approximately 15 minutes while a bhajan is sung. Please be in your seat by 10:40 a.m.

Celebration lunch 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

No registration required

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Jul
4
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 in the Bhagavan Nityananda Temple 6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. 
Shri Guru Gita in Shambho Hall 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 
Shaktinilaya and Shambho Halls open as Chanting Caves 10:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. 
Celebration Dinner in the Amrit Café 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

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

No registration required

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Siddha Yoga Family Retreat
Jul
18
to Jul 21

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 17, 2:00 p.m. – Tuesday, July 21, 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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Jul
18
7:30 PM19:30

Chanting and Meditation Session Hosted by Young People

Family Retreat participants and everyone are invited to this event 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 6:50 p.m. - 7:10 p.m. in Somanath Hall
Chanting and Meditation 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.in Somanath Hall

No registration required. Everyone is welcome!

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Aug
2
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 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

No registration required

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Aug
8
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Session 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 in Somanath Hall 6:45 p.m. - 7:05 p.m.
Chanting and Meditation in Somanath Hall 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
30
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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Hatha Yoga Session for Young People Series
Sep
5
11:00 AM11:00

Hatha Yoga Session for Young People Series

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Dates: Saturdays, September 5, 12, 19, and 26
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

This Hatha Yoga Sessions for Young People series consist of 4 classes starting on September 5. Each class will begin with warm ups, then active hatha yoga poses, and end with savasana, a time for reflection and absorption.

Registration required.
Fees:
Series of 4 classes: Ages 13-24 years: $14; Ages 25-30 years: $42

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Sep
12
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Session 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
20
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 2020 in Honor of Baba Muktananda's Mahasamadhi.

No registration required

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Oct
10
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Session 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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Dec
13
10:45 AM10:45

An 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 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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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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Nov
9
7:15 PM19:15

Chanting and Meditation Session 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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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. The title of this year’s Shaktipat Intensive is: The Power of the MindMatrika Shakti

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

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

Registration: online; at the Registration counter; or call 510-898-2703

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Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

The Siddha Yoga Shaktipat Intensive 2019 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. The title of this year’s Shaktipat Intensive is: The Power of the MindMatrika Shakti

Orientation (for first time participants): 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Registration required. Register online for the Shaktipat Intensive

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Sep
21
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 - 8:30 a.m.

 

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Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Siddha Yoga Hatha Yoga Five-Week Series

Siddha Yoga Hatha Yoga. A five-week Series.
Thursdays, September 19 - October 17, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

This series of classes taught by ClaireMarie Holman, a Siddha Yoga hatha yoga teacher, will focus on strengthening the legs to support standing and balance poses. All poses are basic hatha yoga postures taught at a slow pace. Familiarity with hatha yoga practice is required. Each class will end with restorative poses. Props, including yoga mats, will be provided to support gentle and easeful movement. You are also welcome to bring your own hatha yoga mat.

Registration required

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Sep
15
10:45 AM10:45

Merging with the Self. The Significance of the Siddha Yoga Shaktipat Intensive

Participating in the audio webcast of this satsang, taught by Siddha Yoga meditation teacher Shakti Butler, will support your preparation for the Siddha Yoga Shaktipat Intensive 2019 in Honor of Baba Muktananda's Mahasamadhi.

This satsang delves into the significance of the Shaktipat Intensive and its profound benefits. In this satsang, participants have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the goal of the Shaktipat Intensive and appreciate how each Intensive is a step forward in strengthening their spiritual journey.

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 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

No registration required

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