An Appropriate Response

An Appropriate Response

Saturday August 02, 2014 - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Join us in a daylong in which we explore Buddhist history, reflections, and practices, which help us build awareness, capacity, and wisdom to better arrive at appropriate responses for ourselves individually, our communities, and our world.

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The Four Immeasurables: Love, Compassion, Joy & Equanimity

The Four Immeasurables: Love, Compassion, Joy & Equanimity

Sunday August 03, 2014 - 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Through actively cultivating these limitless qualitiesloving friendliness, compassion, joy, and equanimityin time we harvest true happiness, spiritual strength, and gratitude for the present moment.

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Embodied Awareness, Embodied Action

Embodied Awareness, Embodied Action

Saturday August 09, 2014 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The insightful work of Conscious Embodiment/Leadership Embodiment allows us to see, and hold with kindness, our limiting habitual reactive patterns that arise with the pressures of life. One Saturday daylong, three Monday evenings.

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Deep Time Liberation: Honoring the Ancestors

Deep Time Liberation: Honoring the Ancestors

Saturday August 16, 2014 - 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Identifying the genesis of our suffering comes in part from the traumas and attachments that we've experienced, known or unknown, past or present. The portal to healing is the recognition and honoring of our historical harms.

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Going Deeper in the Dharma: Group for Committed Practitioners

Going Deeper in the Dharma: Group for Committed Practitioners

Sunday August 17, 2014 - 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

We will do silent meditation together without explicit guidance (you are assumed to have a meditation practice) and explore more advanced teachings together.

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Mindfulness training for social justice activists: yearlong program
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Wednesday July 23, 2014

Now in its second year -- a yearlong program of East Bay Meditation Center for social change and social justice activists, community workers and volunteers, transformative thought leaders . . . open to all, with a special invitation to People of Color to apply.

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Got Buddhist books? EBMC's Temple Lending Library is now accepting donated materials
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Wednesday June 25, 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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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. Beginning September 03, 2013.
On hiatus from July 29 through mid-September.

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.


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

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


Registration is now open for the most exciting Dharma happening of the year!

EBMC's Fourth Annual Dharma-thon
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM August 23, 2014   
Lake Merritt and the East Bay Meditation Center
Be a Dharma-thoner!  Register Now!
Twelve hours packed with  
* sitting, walking, running or biking meditation * mindful movement * dharma talks * yoga * music * chanting * spoken word * martial arts * great food * and much more!  
This year you can Dharma-thon in the way that works for you:
9:00am - 1:00pm at Lake Merritt: walk, run or bike, and mindful movement classes for the public
1:00pm - 5:00pm at EBMC: Dharma talks and sitting meditation
5:00pm - 9:00pm at EBMC: Dharma-tainment and Celebration, open to all
 Sit, Walk, Run, Bike or Move with Us!
Dharma-thoners raise pledges of financial support from their friends, family, and acquaintances to support their Dharma-thon practice, and to support EBMC!  
For more information, and to register for the Dharma-thon, please click here, or on the link below, and follow the steps to register for the Dharma-thon, and then set up your personal fundraising page.

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.