Adyashanti (which means primordial peace) is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings and meditation techniques are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence. He is based in California, with his wife, Mukti, who is Associate Teacher of Open Gate Sangha. Open Gate Sangha is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to support the teachings of Adyashanti and Mukti. He teaches throughout North America and Europe, offering satsangs, weekend intensives, silent retreats, and a live internet radio broadcast.

Asked to teach in 1996 by his Zen teacher of 14 years, Adyashanti offers teachings that are free of any tradition or ideology. His work has been compared to teachers of Advaita in India. "The Truth I point to," he has said, "is not confined within any religious point of view, belief system, or doctrine, but is open to all and found within all."

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