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
May 21, 2024
Tuesday
08:00PM CDT

Awakin Lincoln, Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska

Let us know if you'd like to join our next circle!

May 22, 2024
Wednesday
09:45AM BST

May: Silent Retreat (full day)
  Silent retreats offer a unique opportunity to hit the pause button on our day-to-day routines and spend time going within, to quieten our minds and listen to the whispers of our hearts. We invite ...

May 22, 2024
Wednesday
06:00PM IST

Awakin Circle in Baroda (Akota) - In Person!
Baroda, Gujarat

We meet every Wednesday and it would be a delight to have you amongst us.  Email us to join this week!

May 22, 2024
Wednesday
06:30PM IST

Awakin Circle Delhi

Delhi, India

We host Awakin Circles every week. Do drop us a note if you'd like to be notified about the next time!

May 22, 2024
Wednesday
06:30AM PDT

Awakin Vadodara (Akota)
Inspired by global Awakin Circles and the spirit of community, we gather every Wednesday to sit in silence for an hour, do a circle of sharing our "aha" moments (around an inspirational reading ...

May 22, 2024
Wednesday
07:00PM IST

Awakin Circle in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad, Gujarat

We meet every Wednesday. Join us this week!

May 22, 2024
Wednesday
07:00PM IST

Awakin Mumbai (Ghatkopar)
Mumbai, India

We meet every week, and would love to have you join us!

May 22, 2024
Wednesday
07:30PM PDT

Awakin Circle, Santa Clara
Santa Clara, CA

The place where it started -- join this week!

May 24, 2024
Friday
06:45PM BST

Awakin (Virtual) Hertfordshire, UK
Hertfordshire, UK

We meet once a week virtually.  Do get in touch if you'd like to know more, join next week, or stay updated for future events!

May 24, 2024
Friday
07:00PM PDT

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 ...

May 24, 2024
Friday
07:30PM PDT

Fremont Meditation Circle - In Person Inviting everyone to Friday ⭕ - Walking the Path!
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 ...

May 24, 2024
Friday
07:30PM PDT

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 ...

May 25, 2024
Saturday
08:00AM PDT

Awakin Call With Christian McEwen
Traversing through time and space, and through humanness to the beyond, listening is a powerful and underrated practice. So says author, educator, and cultural activist Christian McEwen. She prefers to use the word ...

May 27, 2024
Monday
07:30PM PDT

12 Week Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Online Course for everyone
Welcome to the 12 Week Introduction to Mindfulness! Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and inner peace? Join us for this online event where you will learn the basics of ...

May 29, 2024
Wednesday
07:00PM BST

Awakin London, UK (Mill Hill)
Mill Hill, London, UK

We meet once a month in Walton-on-Thames (Surrey), Mill Hill (North London), Harrow (Northwest London) and Brockley (South London) with weekly virtual Awakin Circles as well.   Let us know if you'd like to join the next gathering or click on the RSVP tab to sign-up for an upcoming event.  To stay updated with future gatherings, simply click on the Connect tab and send a message to the host! You'll then be emailed as more information is available.

With gratitude,
Trishna, Ani, Mita and Ewa

Jun 4, 2024
Tuesday
07:30PM BST

Awakin London, UK (Harrow)
Harrow, London, UK

We meet once a month in Walton-on-Thames (Surrey), Mill Hill (North London), Harrow (Northwest London) and Brockley (South London) with weekly virtual Awakin Circles as well.   Let us know if you'd like to join the next gathering or click on the RSVP tab to sign-up for an upcoming event.  To stay updated with future gatherings, simply click on the Connect tab and send a message to the host! You'll then be emailed as more information is available.

With gratitude,
Trishna, Ani, Mita and Ewa

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.