The Power of Generosity: From the Personal to the Global

The Power of Generosity: From the Personal to the Global

Saturday October 25, 2014 - 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

We will explore generosity as a revolutionary practice pointed toward cultivating a sense of "enoughness" in ourselves and in the world.

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Facing Death Compassionately

Facing Death Compassionately

Sunday October 26, 2014 - 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Based in Buddhist teachings and practices, this class series is for people facing their own death and/or the death of loved ones, including both sudden and gradual deaths.

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Mindfulness of Breathing: Working Towards Peace and Insight

Mindfulness of Breathing: Working Towards Peace and Insight

Monday November 03, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

In this 4 part series, geared toward new meditators and those seeking a refresher course, we will explore the Buddha’s own teaching on cultivating both tranquility and deep insight through the full awareness of breathing.

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Experience the JOY of Mindful Living

Experience the JOY of Mindful Living

Saturday November 08, 2014 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Please join us for this day of guided and silent sitting meditations, walking meditation, and mindful movement. The day will also include Buddhist kirtan chanting, ritual, and writing meditation.

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Opening the Heart through the Buddha's Teachings

Opening the Heart through the Buddha's Teachings

Sunday November 09, 2014 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

We invite you to come and help create the diverse family sangha at EBMC.  We welcome families with babies, toddlers and children up to age 12.

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(Please see full event calendar here)


Retreat at Joshua Tree with Larry Yang, Konda Mason, and others
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Wednesday October 22, 2014

This silent meditation retreat seeks to deepen our connection to the beauty of our lives and our world through the wisdom and gentleness of our hearts.

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Commit2Dharma Program
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Sunday October 05, 2014

Commit2Dharma, EBMC’s year-long study program, will take a "sabbatical" beginning in 2015.

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Home Page - Welcome

Welcome to the East Bay Meditation Center
A diverse community sharing wisdom teachings and social engagement.



All regular groups except for the Teen Sangha are drop-in groups. No registration is required. Beginners are always welcome and meditation instruction is provided.

Alphabet Sangha Sitting Group
For LGBTQI/SGL practitioners. Tuesdays, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Qi Gong for People: A New Weekly Group
Tuesdays, 8:00am - 8:45am. 
On hiatus

ABC (All Bodies Centering) Yoga
A mindful movement class. Wednesdays, 5:15pm - 6:30pm

People of Color (POC) Yoga Group
Build strength and flexibility while cultivating mindfulness.
Thursdays, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

People of Color (POC) Sitting Group
For practitioners of color. Thursdays, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Open Sitting Group
Open to all. Fridays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

'La Casa del Corazon'
Una Sangha para apoyar a la comunidad que habla Español. Fruitvale Village, Suite #100

Recovery and the Dharma
For those in recovery from addiction of all kinds. 3rd Saturdays, 1:30pm – 5:00pm.

Every Body Every Mind Sangha
For people living with disabilities, limitations, differences and chronic illnesses. Sundays, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

EBMC Teen Sangha
Open to teens ages 14-19. Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm. Registration required.


Peer-led community practice groups.

Multiracial Deep Refuge Group
Meets monthly in Oakland 

Queer Leather Deep Refuge Group
Meets monthly in San Francisco

More info about these and other Deep Refuge Groups


EBMC community news, events, skill share, connections & resources. View our bulletin board

Recent Dharma Writing & Talks by EBMC Leaders

And many more!

Buddha Bingo

Buddha Bingo: New Time!

On Saturday, November 1st at 6pm (please note time change), join the EBMC community in a beautiful expression of generosity, loving kindness... and hilarity. In Buddha Bingo, everybody wins!

Dinner at 6, games at 7. Featuring Bingo calling by EBMC's own fabulous ZsaZsa Lufthansa!

Don't miss out on this fantastic event--register today! Children are welcome!

Support Your EBMC Sangha by Adopting a Bill!

We are excited to announce a new way you can practice generosity and keep EBMC's operations running smoothly: Adopt a Bill! You can adopt all or part of one of our monthly bills by clicking below.

Two Sangha members have already generously participated in this way of giving. Deep bow of gratitude, Beloved Ones!

Some of our bills include:

Insurance: $425                  
Phone: $50 - ADOPTED
Office Supplies: $175                     
Internet: $30
Program Supplies: $85                   
Web Hosting: $18 - ADOPTED
Rent: $4000                         
Database Hosting: $20
Security System: $45                      
Online Communication: $80
Bookkeeping system: $20  
Payroll Service: $150

Click on the Donate Now button. Choose the “recurring donation” option and indicate which bill you’d like to pay in the “Event/Program Designation” line. It’s that easy!

EBMC Wish List

There are a number of items we would love to have at EBMC that would make our home even more warm, efficient, and accommodating. Please view the Wish List page for more details.

Getting Involved: Volunteers are the Heart of EBMC!

Volunteering for EBMC is fun and inspiring, and a great way to deepen your spiritual practice. We have a variety of volunteer positions, some of which can be done anywhere with Internet access, and some of which require being on site at the meditation center, either on a regular basis or for a specific, time-limited project. Our generous, talented volunteers are an important part of the heart of our community, and are all leaders in helping to make EBMC a vibrant and sustainable community resource. For more information, check out our volunteer page.

 Volunteer painting crew

A few of our wonderful volunteer painting crew. To volunteer for other special projects like this, email through our Contact Us page. For more information about other volunteer opportunities, visit our Volunteer page.