What we're about

Welcome to Vistara Circle Oakland! The first Vistara Circle gathering took place on the East Coast during a full moon in May 2017. It was an auspicious occasion because not only was it the inaugural event, it was also the birthday of Lord Buddha and other yogi icons. Since then, our meetings have been truly special and all because people like you took the time to join us. Thank you in advance for your presence and for coming to our collective meditation circles.

Vistara Circle has chapters across the country and the time has come to bring it to the West Coast. We currently meet once a week in Oakland, CA, on Sundays. Though activities may vary, our gatherings mainly involve giving meditation instruction, kirtan (devotional chanting/singing), silent meditation, discussion, and a vegetarian potluck dinner. We also organize retreats, social outings, yoga trainings, courses, seminars, and webinars. The style of meditation and yoga that we practice is called Tantra. Tantra is a spiritual tradition that originated in India 7,000 years ago and was first systematized by the ancient guru, Shiva. It emphasizes the development of human vigor, both through meditation and through confrontation of difficult external situations. It's a method of overcoming all fears and weaknesses.

We look forward to meeting you and helping to nurture your spiritual growth.

For more information on Tantra, meditation, and yoga, visit our website www.vistaracircle.com.

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