EBMC Teen Sangha

EBMC Teen Sangha

Wednesday April 23, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 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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Who Are We? A One-day Retreat for POC

Who Are We? A One-day Retreat for POC

Sunday April 27, 2014 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

“Who are we?” During our day together we will explore this question and share practices and teachings that help expand our understanding of ourselves and our relationships.

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Making Right Speech Possible

Making Right Speech Possible

Monday May 05, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

In this class series, we will explore the components of Nonviolent Communication in light of the Buddha’s teachings.

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Write Action: Meditation & Writing for People of Color

Write Action: Meditation & Writing for People of Color

Saturday May 10, 2014 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

This daylong retreat is for any Person of Color who desires to write – whether you are an experienced writer or a novice attempting to put together your first poem or story.

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Going Deeper in the Dharma: A Group for Committed Practitioners

Going Deeper in the Dharma: A Group for Committed Practitioners

Sunday May 25, 2014 - 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

At this half-day retreat we’ll contemplate “The Mystery of Nonself” – or why the Buddha taught that “I, me, mine” are all illusory although we still have to eat, pay taxes, and if we stub our toe, “someone” says “OUCH!”

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April 20: Loving the Earth: Awareness, Action and Celebration
at Spirit Rock with Jack Kornfield, Ayya Anandabodhi, Margarita Loinaz, Donald Rothberg, & others

Wednesday April 09, 2014

On April 20, please join dharma communities to bring awareness to the Earth's deep suffering even as we dedicate ourselves to renewal and rebirth for the planet and all beings. This will be a day of learning, reflection, meditation and music.

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EBMC's beautiful new Temple Lending Library is now open!
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Sunday March 16, 2014

When you're at East Bay Meditation Center, feel free to browse the selection of books, DVDs and other materials in Room 1 and to review the instructions for taking out and returning things that are posted on the wall.

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



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. Beginning September 03, 2013.

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. NEW LOCATION.

Recovery and the Dharma
For those in recovery from addiction of all kinds. 3rd Saturdays
1:30pm – 5:00pm. (Beginning June 15, 2013)

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. See the Events page for details.


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Recent Dharma Writing & Online Videos by EBMC Leaders & Core Teachers 


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.