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The most valuable form of service is to fully awaken to who you are,
and then live that awakening in every moment. ~ Adyashanti

Service can take form as the expression of truth anywhere in our lives. Open Gate Sangha is fortunate to have a dedicated pool of hundreds of volunteers who contribute their time, energy, and talent to help support the teachings of Adyashanti. From setting up chairs or arranging flowers at events to offering professional skills such as technical support and transcription, our volunteers are essential to the day-to-day operations of the sangha.

Volunteers have built and nurtured a solid and responsive base for our community, and because of their generosity Open Gate Sangha is able to bring Adyashanti’s and Mukti’s teachings to a community of people all around the world.

Many of our volunteers have found service to be a natural way to deepen their connection with the sangha and the teachings. Others serve as a spontaneous expression of gratitude or truth. Toward that end, Open Gate Sangha does what it can to provide opportunities for service through volunteering at our events, at the sangha office, or even from home. If you are registering for an in-person program you can click the “I’d like to volunteer” link during registration. For all other volunteer inquiries please email us.

Volunteering at Programs

Volunteering at an Open Gate Sangha program is an opportunity to be of service to Adyashanti and your fellow attendees. Our volunteers are not compensated financially, nor do they receive a discount; however, your reward will be a meaningful experience of fellowship, heartfelt contribution, and selflessness. You also don’t have to wait in line and you can get preferred seating! If you have been coming to retreat for a long time and have not yet volunteered, this could enrich your experience of retreat and allow you to feel a part of it.

Volunteers typically arrive 60-90 minutes in advance of the start time and sometimes remain 30 minutes after the program ends. Volunteer service will never cause you to miss or cause you to be distracted from any portion of the retreat.

Volunteering at retreats may include jobs such as setting up, arranging flowers, selling books and other products, registration, note-taking, bell-ringing, monitoring the door, posting signs, and cleaning up. Volunteering at our Intensives or Meetings may include jobs such as setting up, arranging flowers, selling books and other products, registration, note-taking, bell-ringing, monitoring the door, posting signs, and cleaning up.

If you have a specific area of interest or talent, please email us for more information.

Volunteer Form

If you are interested in possibly volunteering for Open Gate Sangha, please fill out our online form.