The ultimate aim of the practice of meditation is the ending of suffering and the opening to joy and freedom. Practitioners of color are invited to join this weekly group and learn to cultivate love and freedom in the present moment through the practice of mindfulness meditation. The group will include periods of reflection and silence as well as group discussion, talks on relevant themes and opportunities for celebration and community building. This is an excellent group for new as well as experienced practitioners of color.
For the lastest POC Sangha news visit:
9:00am - 9:00pm July 18, 2015
12 hours of Dharma and celebration in support of EBMC
This year at both Lake Merritt and the East Bay Meditation Center, Oakland, CA
9:00am - 1:00pm at Lake Merritt: walk, run, bike, or roll, and mindful movement classes for the public
1:00pm - 5:00pm at EBMC: Drumming circle to honor our ancestors, followed by special martial arts and dance performances
5:00pm - 9:00pm at EBMC: Potuck celebration open to all
You can sign up to be a Dharma-thoner or support a Dharma-thoner at www.firstgiving.com/EBMC
Sit, Walk, Roll, Run, Bike, Move with Us!
An edited video of "Mindfulness and the Possibility of Freedom: Angela Davis and Jon Kabat-Zinn in Dialogue," a benefit for the East Bay Meditation Center that was held on January 15, 2015, is now available!
Please go to http://davisandkabatzinnvideo.eventbrite.com.
"As a new Center Director, I devoted 2014 to building relationships and strengthening community ties within EBMC as well as with other organizations."
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Four Sangha members are generously participating in this way of giving and we ask you to join them. Deep bows of gratitude to our generous Sangha!
Some of our bills include:
Insurance: $425 - ADOPTED
Phone: $50 - ADOPTED
Office Supplies: $175
Program Supplies: $85
Web Hosting: $18 - ADOPTED
Database Hosting: $20 - ADOPTED
Security System: $45
Online Communication: $80
Bookkeeping system: $20
Payroll Service: $150
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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.
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.
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.