The HeartAwake Center


About Alan

The HeartAwake Center is a non-profit corporation through which Alan Zundel leads meditation sessions and offers satsang.

Alan has 40 years of experience with meditation and spiritual practice and had a breakthrough in 2002 through the American spiritual teacher AdyashantiAlan began teaching a few years later when invited to give a talk to a San Francisco Buddhist group, and formed the HeartAwake Center after moving to Eugene, Oregon in 2006. More about Alan.
Alan May 2012
Note from Alan: I have removed links to my earlier essays, audio archives and videos from this website. Over the last 12 years my experience of "awakening" has deepened and, although I would say my previous offerings still have value, they do not represent where I am at now. I prefer at this point to speak to people directly and in the present moment rather than through any form of media.

Saturday Meditation.
Saturday mornings. 9:10 to about 10:40 a.m. Thirty minutes of meditation, after which Alan engages in dialogues with participants. He will also give meditation instruction to those who request it and sometimes gives a brief talk before the dialogues. Voluntary donations accepted; $5 suggested.

Sunday Satsang. Sunday mornings. 9:30--10:00 a.m. optional meditation period; satsang runs from about 10 to about 11:30 a.m. You may come in quietly at any time during the meditation period and take a seat. During satsang Alan answers questions and engages in dialogues with participants. Voluntary donations accepted, $5 suggested.

Our events are held at 825 Monroe, Suite #1, Eugene OR 97402, unless noted otherwise. The center is up a flight of stairs in the office adjacent to the Eugene School of Yoga. Please avoid using fragrances at events as other participants may have chemical sensitivites.

To receive updates on upcoming events and notices of new talks online, you can get on our email list (email