Awakin Circles

Gathering Locally

In living rooms around the world, people come together to sit in silence for an hour, share some inspirational moments for the second hour, and often have a light meal afterward. No teachers, no agendas. Circles are all volunteer-run and independently organized, with a simple wish for greater awakening of awareness and compassion, in kinship and community with one another. That’s Awakin.

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UPCOMING CIRCLES

Date Time Event Name
Feb 28, 2024
Wednesday
06:30PM PST

Awakin Circle, Santa Clara
Santa Clara, CA

The place where it started -- join this week!

Mar 1, 2024
Friday
04:00PM PST

Fremont Awakin circle with Vipul from India! - In Person
An Eternal Pilgrim with Vipula visiting from India !Vipul will share stories from his unconventional travels across India and the United States of America - building bridges between the ancient and the modern, ...

Mar 1, 2024
Friday
04:00PM PST

Fremont Mindfulness Group Meditation Circle - In Person
Friday agenda :Chanting 6:30 pmGuided Meditation -  7:00 pmMindful Tea 7:30Talk on Topic of the Day -  8:00 pmContemplative Circle of sharing by Sangha - 8:20 pm ...

Mar 1, 2024
Friday
06:30PM PST

Fremont Meditation Circle - In Person
Friday agenda :Chanting 6:30 pmGuided Meditation -  7:00 pmMindful Tea 7:30Talk on Topic of the Day -  8:00 pmContemplative Circle of sharing by Sangha - 8:20 pm ...

Mar 2, 2024
Saturday
08:00AM PST

Awakin Call With Matthew Lee
Life's one non-negotiable is to be loved and to see our love make a difference. - Matthew T. Lee "Are we becoming more fully alive through Education?" After a decade of conventionally successful research ...

Mar 8, 2024
Friday
06:30PM PST

Fremont Meditation Circle - In Person
Friday agenda :Chanting 6:30 pmGuided Meditation -  7:00 pmMindful Tea 7:30Talk on Topic of the Day -  8:00 pmContemplative Circle of sharing by Sangha - 8:20 pm ...

Mar 9, 2024
Saturday
04:00PM IST

Awakin Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
We meet every month.  Hope you can join us next time.

LOCATIONS

Prior to the pandemic, Awakin gatherings were hosted in 104 locations in 34 countries around the world. Since then, different cultures have responded uniquely. To engage, you can explore the map below or explore our alphabetical listing.

**Note: Each Awakin Circle is independently organized by the host. Awakin Circles are inspired by the design principles of ServiceSpace and Awakin.org, but hosts and particular circles are not verified or monitored live. Concerns? Reach out to Care @ Awakin.

To learn about hosting a circle locally, please check out our guide below.

Start Your Own Local Circle

ABOUT AWAKIN CIRCLES

Awakin gatherings are rooted in silence, community, and service.

The first Awakin Circle emerged in 1996 when three friends got together to sit in silence, every Wednesday, in an ordinary living room in Silicon Valley. After the first hour of meditation, they shared some personal moments in the second hour and ended with a home-cooked meal together. There were no teachers, no brand, no marketing, no commerce, no agenda. Just a humble space for anyone to enjoy.

Instead of closing the door, they left it open ... to all. What emerged was totally unexpected -- and yet, so perfectly right. For over a decade, it was known simply as 'Wednesdays'. Over the years, more than 20 thousand people have walked into that initial living room (and that original circle still continues today), many of whom were friends who wanted to start "Wednesdays" in their own local community.

Today, Awakin Circles have touched countless lives across hundreds of locations around the globe. Each circle has its own flavor and context, is independently organized, and stays active as long as conditions are ripe. All circles are entirely volunteer-run, non-commercial, and labor of love offerings.

You can learn a bit more of its history here. (See also: Six Lessons From my First Awakin Circle)

"Meditation is a process of lightening up, of trusting the basic goodness of what we have and who we are, and of realizing that any wisdom that exists, exists in what we already have. We can lead our life so as to become more awake to who we are and what we’re doing rather than trying to improve or change or get rid of who we are or what we’re doing. The key is to wake up, to become more alert, more inquisitive and curious about ourselves." --Pema Chodron

Thank you for your resonance with our shared values. We are grateful to be in connected in the spirit of service, and look forward to planting a few more seeds of compassion together.

**Note: Each Awakin Circle is independently organized by the host. Awakin Circles are inspired by the design principles of ServiceSpace and Awakin.org, but hosts and particular circles are not verified or monitored live. Concerns? Reach out to Care @ Awakin.