May our practice and our lives be dedicated to the momentum of awakening for all, including ourselves.
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About Jaya:

"She meets a vast range of people where they are with unconditional love and very precise teaching and guidance.

"Her reframing, rebirthing of teachings and texts, and her elucidating teaching from them, opens them up in a way that brings me delight, great relief and an enormous sense of possibility."  

~ Sophie, France

Jaya Ashmore

In her teachings, Jaya Ashmore integrates her own love of meditation—and of life—with deep experience in the traditions of Buddhism, yoga, Advaita (non-duality), Christianity and Hindu mysticism, as well as ecology, embodied movement, and the Japanese art of Jin Shin Jyutsu.
Born in the U.S, where she studied religion and art at Harvard, Ashmore began practicing meditation in 1985 and was authorized to teach in 1998. A gentle revolutionary, she has teaches meditation through deep rest on silent, intensive retreats in a dozen countries. 

She has spent most of her adult life living in India with her teachers, and her nonprofit Open Dharma has supported awakening in thousands of people from any and no religion  since 1999.

Jaya Ashmore

In her teachings, Jaya Ashmore integrates her own love of meditation—and of life—with deep experience in the traditions of Buddhism, Advaita (non-duality), yoga, Christianity, and Hindu mysticism, as well as ecology, embodied movement, and the Japanese art of Jin Shin Jyutsu.
Born in the U.S, where she studied religion and art at Harvard, Ashmore began practicing meditation in 1985 and was authorized to teach in 1998. A gentle revolutionary, she has taught meditation through deep rest on silent meditation retreats in 12 countries. 

She has spent most of her adult life in India with her teachers, and her nonprofit Open Dharma has supported awakening in thousands of people from any and no religion since 1999.

 Comments from participants on retreat:

 

"To have genuine guidance and yet the full range of unguided vision to discover my own experience without right and wrong." ~ Jens, Sweden

"Every time I arrive to a retreat, it’s like coming back home again—this 'aaaaah, finally!' kind of feeling.

I remember once I was telling Jayaji my 'drama' of the moment ('ooooh, i’m soooo....'--fill in the blank with whatever sounds terrible and impossible to overcome), and she simply smiled at me with her loving eyes and answered, 'I don’t believe you.'  Well, I found I had a total lack of convincing arguments about what I was saying, so I stopped believing it myself!" 

~ Virginie, France
 

"I had one of those retreats that are life-changing, that will be remembered as a turning point, as a point of 'before' and 'after.' It was profoundly meaningful to me." ~ Sandhya, Israel 
 

Upcoming events 2020
 

​​Residential retreats:

10-15 February, 2020

Arava desert, Israel

22-29 June

29 june - 6 July

Two week long retreats near the Costa Brava, Catalunya, Spain
 

for details email: manager@opendharma.org


Spring and early summer 2020 Deep rest retreats, TBA

 
 

Each talk just moves something, somewhere, sometimes like a huge boulder tumbling, sometimes a breath-like touch.

 

~Carolyn, UK

 

All of your sessions have a significant effect on me, but that one had the most profound effect. Incredibly, it revealed and unlocked the problem (which was related to the death of my father when I was 12). It also helped to reveal my potential.

 

~Andrew, Australia

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