EBMC Teen Sangha

EBMC Teen Sangha

Wednesday April 15, 2015 - 7:00 pm to Wednesday June 10, 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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Going Deeper in the Dharma: Group for Committed Practitioners

Going Deeper in the Dharma: Group for Committed Practitioners

Saturday May 23, 2015 - 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 and stability.

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The Four Immeasurables: Daylong for People of Color

The Four Immeasurables: Daylong for People of Color

Saturday May 30, 2015 - 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Structural violence and micro-aggressions profoundly stress People of Color in the U.S. on a daily basis. The Brahmaviharas (Divine Abodes), also called the Four Immeasurables, are Buddhist teachings and practices that help us to access dynamic calming, stilling, and healing mindbody states. 

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Mindfulness of Breathing: Working Towards Peace and Insight

Mindfulness of Breathing: Working Towards Peace and Insight

Monday June 01, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

In this 3-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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The Four Foundation of Mindfulness

The Four Foundation of Mindfulness

Wednesday June 03, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

This four-week series will give a basic understanding and overview of the essentials for a mindfulness meditation practice. The Buddha described this form of meditation as a direct path to liberation.

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How to help: Nepal: Death, catastrophic damage after 7.9 earthquake

Saturday April 25, 2015

April 25, 2015. From our friends at Lions Roar (Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma magazines): An earthquake of 7.9 magnitude has struck Nepal, causing extensive catastrophic damage. According to the country’s Ministry of Home Affairs, more than 4,000 people have died, with many more injured. (See below for updates from Buddhist monasteries and teachers, as well as information on how you can contribute to relief efforts.)

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NEW Gratitude Team meeting May 31st at EBMC! posted on

Tuesday April 14, 2015

“In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.” 
― Brother David Steindl-Rast

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Home Page - Welcome

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


* EBMC is seeking a part-time Bookkeeper.
Click here for more info.

Core Buddhist Teachings: 6-Month Curriculum


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, 5:30pm - 6:30pm (starting May 5, 2015)

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. Esta clase esta en pausa hasta nuevo aviso.

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!

Video of Angela Davis and Jon Kabat-Zinn now available!

Angtela Davis and Jon Kabat-Zinn

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

“State of the Center” Interview with EBMC Center Director Brenda Salgado

Brenda Salgado

"As a new Center Director, I devoted 2014 to building relationships and strengthening community ties within EBMC as well as with other organizations."

 To read the entire report, click here.

EBMC Video

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 - ADOPTED                 
Phone: $50 - ADOPTED
Office Supplies: $175                     
Internet: $30
Program Supplies: $85                   
Web Hosting: $18 - ADOPTED
Rent: $4000                         
Database Hosting: $20 - ADOPTED
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.