Teen Sangha: Awake And Engaged

Teen Sangha: Awake And Engaged

Saturday November 22, 2014 - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

For this half day retreat, we will be deepening our meditation practice and exploring the dharma (Buddhist teachings) in creative experiential ways. From 3pm-4pm, we invite parents and family members to come meet the Teen Sangha Teaching Team and enjoy some potluck goodies.

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Going Deeper in the Dharma: Group for Committed Practitioners

Going Deeper in the Dharma: Group for Committed Practitioners

Sunday November 23, 2014 - 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

By playfully making friends with our hindrances, quietly watching as they arise and dissolve, our minds become more alert, generous and non-reactive, and we become more deeply acquainted with the causes of true happiness.

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Opening to Grace: For People Dealing with Illness and Disability

Opening to Grace: For People Dealing with Illness and Disability

Sunday December 07, 2014 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

There is another way to work with what life has presented; a way rooted in loving-kindness not aggression, acceptance not fear, wise-effort not panic.  You are invited to join an exploration of this possibility.

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EBMC Teen Sangha

Wednesday December 10, 2014 - 7:00 pm to Wednesday February 25, 2015 - 8:30 pm

EBMC Teen Sangha is a weekly meditation group for teens, ages 14-19. Our focus will be on creating deeper relationships with ourselves and each other, having fun, getting real and supporting each other.

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Mindfulness-Based Skills for People with Depression

Mindfulness-Based Skills for People with Depression

Sunday December 14, 2014 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Mindfulness-based practices can help put a spacer between us and the negative symptoms of depression. With that bit of breathing room, we can begin to make small changes that can help manage downward mood swings and negative thinking.

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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
Tuesdays, 8:00am - 8:45am. On hiatus

ABC (All Bodies Centering) Yoga
A mindful movement class. Wednesdays, 5:15pm - 6:30pm. November 26 class canceled.

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!


Mindfulness and the Possibility of Freedom
Angela Davis and Jon Kabat-Zinn in Dialogue
A Benefit for EBMC

In a racially unjust world, what good is mindfulness? What is the relationship between individual transformation and collective liberation?

Thursday, January 15, 2015
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Scottish Rite Center
1547 Lakeside Dr., Oakland

Tickets are on sale at

If you would like to join the Host Committee for the event and help organize, outreach, and help make it a huge success, please come to the Host Committee Kick-off meeting on Monday, November 24 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Please RSVP to

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.