Waking up to Wisdom
In Stillness and Community

Awakin Circles

Awakin gatherings started when three friends got together in 1996 to sit in silence, every Wednesday, in an ordinary living room in Silicon Valley. No teachers or gurus. No set agendas or proposed beliefs either. Just one strong principle -- when you change within, the world changes. And instead of closing the door, they left it open ... to all.

Today, Awakin Circles have organically rippled to eighty cities around the globe. People meditate for the first hour, engage in a circle of reflective sharing in the second hour, and conclude the night by receiving a delicious home-cooked meal. A palpable sense of gratitude and community weaves through it all. The ripples of inner transformation are countless -- and continue on.

Attend a Local Circle

Awakin gatherings are hosted in many cities around the world. The original one is in Silicon Valley, and you can find the rest in the map below.

Alphabetical Listing of Awakin Cities (96)
Ahmedabad** Ahmedabad, Satellite Albuquerque
Armidale, Australia Atlanta, Georgia Auroville
Bangalore, HAL 2nd Stage Bangalore, HSR Layout Bangalore, Whitefield
Banyan Grove Baroda Berkeley
Blackpool, UK Bolinas, CA Bombay, Belapur
Bombay, Cuff Parade Bombay, Peddar Road Bombay, Ville Parle
Boston, MA Bucharest, Romania Burgos, Spain
Calgary, Canada Chennai, India Chicago, IL
Chile Cleveland, Ohio Coimbatore
Dallas, TX Delhi, India** Detroit
Dubai** Eisenstadt, Austria Goa, India
Grasse, France Gurgaon, Haryana, India Half Moon Bay
Honolulu, Hawaii Houston Hyderabad**
Istanbul, Turkey LA: Cypress, CA LA: Fullerton, CA
LA: Irvine, CA LA: Pasadena, CA Lima, Peru
Lisboa, Portugal London, Camden** London, Harrow**
London, Mill Hill** London, Pimlico** Madrid, Spain
Marin (Ross) Maui, Hawaii McAllen, Texas
Memphis, TN Minneapolis, MN Mrdiff, Dubai**
Mumbai Nagpur, India New Orleans
New York (Manhattan)** Nice, France Oakland**
Orange, New Jersey OuterBanks, NC Paris
Philadelphia, PA Phoenix, AZ Portland, Maine
Princeton Junction Pune, Camp** Pune, Kothrud**
Pune, Nigdi** Pune, Swargate** Rajkot, Gujarat, India
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE Redmond, WA San Diego
Santa Clara** Seattle Seoul, Korea
Singapore South Africa South San Francisco
Springdale, Utah Surat, Gujarat Sydney, Australia
Thimphu, Bhutan Tokyo Toronto, Canada
Udaipur, Rajasthan Ventura, CA Vienna, Austria
Warsaw, Poland Washington DC Wheaton, IL

Host A Circle In Your Community

Awakin gathering are rooted in silence, community and service. To get a flavor of it, here's a helpful blog entry: "The Extra 'Ordinariness' of Wednesdays".

Broadly speaking, Awakin Circles are a grassroot expression of stillness and service.  More than a dozen years ago, a small group of people came together to sit in silence for an hour, share aha-moments in the second hour and eat dinner in the third hour.  There were no teachers, no brand, no marketing, no commerce, no agenda.  Just a humble space for anyone to enjoy.  Over the years, more than 20 thousand people walked into that living room, many of whom were visiting friends who wanted to start "Wednesdays" in their own local community.

To learn more about hosting in your own city, please check out our hosting guide.

Contact Us

We are a group of volunteers, who share a resonance with our shared values, and are grateful for the opportunity to be of service. If you have any questions or comments, or want to get more involved, do feel free to write to us.