EVENTS

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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Contemplative Practices from 4 Faith Traditions

Contemplative Practices from 4 Faith Traditions

Sunday January 25, 2015 - 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

This daylong will emphasize experiencing meditations from four faith traditions, led by activist spiritual teachers and clergy. No prior experience is needed.

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Beloved Community at the East Bay Meditation Center

Beloved Community at the East Bay Meditation Center

Saturday January 31, 2015 - 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Would you like to know more about EBMC’s unique mission and values?  Would you like to be more engaged in our beloved community? If so, please join us for this half-day workshop for both new and existing sangha (community) members.

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Original Medicine

Original Medicine

Monday February 02, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

In this series, we will explore ways to come into our original medicine from a cross-cultural braiding of Buddhist practice with indigenous wisdom.

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Buddha's 4 Big Truths: Liberation from Suffering

Buddha's 4 Big Truths: Liberation from Suffering

Wednesday February 04, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

These four “big” truths address human suffering and oppression, analyze their root causes, and describe a path of liberation from human suffering that is both profound and practical.

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NEWS

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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EBMC awarded the Cross Class Bridge Builder Award from Class Action
posted on:

Sunday August 17, 2014

"We appreciate the work that EBMC is doing to actively pursue participation by people of diverse classes and races; raise the voices and support the leadership of working class and poor people; and have an organizational culture that draws on the strengths of all class cultures."

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WELCOME

Home Page - Welcome

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



 




Core Buddhist Teachings: 6-Month Curriculum




EBMC REGULAR GROUPS


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.


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.




DEEP REFUGE GROUPS


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





COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD


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





Recent Dharma Writing & Talks by EBMC Leaders




And many more!






OPEN HOUSE


Sunday, February 8
1-4pm

Come see what the East Bay Meditation Center is all about!

Visit us in our beautiful home in downtown Oakland.

Tour our space · Enjoy delicious food · Meet some of our community members, including board and staff  

Drop-in from 1-4pm

Short program at 2pm with an introduction to meditation and a brief Dharma talk.

If you have never been to EBMC, please join us!

If you are already familiar with EBMC, bring a friend and introduce them.




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.