Brooklyn 2-Night Nonresidential Silent Retreat

August 23-25, 2019
Hosted by Open Gate Sangha
Brooklyn, NY

Program Fee
$250 (Payable to Open Gate Sangha)

This is a nonresidential retreat, therefore no housing is offered. You may commute or arrange housing at a local hotel or vacation rental in the area. 

MuktiThis is an opportunity to discover and know exactly who we are ever more deeply. The deeper knowledge of being, our nature as spirit, or spirit incarnate in human expression, can be hidden or less conscious. So this is an opportunity to bring that into consciousness, a consciousness that registers not only in our mind, but in our body, heart, and whole being.

Think of this as an opportunity to really nurture the fullness of all that you are and bring that forward, especially with respect to the quality of being that cannot be contained in ideas or notions. The essence of being that I point to and support is something that can’t be contained in such notions, and yet has been present throughout the entirety of our lives.

There is a kind of open listening, open sensing, an innocent vantage point that’s not layered over by the conditioned learnings that we have. So one of the opportunities is just to let that sense of pure being shine and come forward more, in whatever ways it appears.

Brooklyn 2-Night Nonresidential Silent Retreat

August 23-25, 2019

Check in: 3:00-5:30 pm

Program Fee(payable to Open Gate Sangha)

Participation Requirement

The 2-night retreat will offer a potent blend of stillness and dynamic inquiry that supports a deep and transformational unfolding into the truth of who we are and all that is. The retreat schedule includes periods of silent and guided meditation, talks by Mukti, including the opportunity to ask questions, and periods of Qi Gong movement led by Mukti. Outside of the periods of talk and dialogues with Mukti, the retreat will be held in full silence.   Schedule:

  • Friday: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm includes meditation and talks with opportunity for dialogue.
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:40 pm includes several periods of meditation, talks and dialogues and a session of Qi Gong led by Mukti. There will be meal breaks and an optional yoga class in the evening.
  • Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm includes several periods of meditation, talks and dialogues.

Abhaya Yoga Center

43D 9th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

  • This is a nonresidential silent retreat, therefore no housing is available at the retreat site.  You may wish to reserve your own housing at a nearby hotel or BnB with consideration to choosing a housing arrangement that will be most supportive to you maintaining silence this weekend. Commuters are welcome.  We suggest you ask family and friends to support you maintaining silence throughout the weekend.
  • There are no meals included in the program fee. However, you may wish to purchase a meal plan through Abhaya. There are two options: A Two-Meal Option that includes lunches Saturday and Sunday or a Five-Meal Option that includes three dinners and two lunches during the retreat. Alternatively, you may eat at a nearby restaurant or provide your own food and eat at or nearby the retreat site.
  • To purchase your meal plans, please use the links below:

    Two Meal Option

    Five Meal Option

Abhaya Yoga Center

43D 9th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Transportation to Abhaya Yoga Center

Air Transportation

The airport nearest Abhaya is La Guardia Airport (LGA). Visit the La Guardia Airport website for more information.

When making flight arrangements for retreat, keep in mind that you must arrive on time (during registration on the first day) and stay through the end of retreat. In order to accomplish this, we recommend flying in no later than 1:30 pm on the first day of retreat and departing no earlier than 4:00 pm on the last day. If necessary, consider arriving a day early and/or leaving the day after retreat ends.

Directions and Transportation

Most of your driving and transportation questions will be answered at Abhaya’s Locations page.

The 9th St. R Train Station is within walking distance of this venue.


This is a nonresidential retreat. Please arrange your own lodging for this event.

Brooklyn 2-Night Nonresidential Silent Retreat

August 23-25, 2019

Program Fee - Open Gate Sangha

Program fees are not transferable to other people or to other programs.
To Cancel, please log in and click on Account in the upper right hand corner.

October 1, 2018 and later your full payment minus $50.00 cancellation fee will be refunded.
August 2, 2019 and later there is no cancellation refund.