EVENTS

Practicing with Sexual Energy: Presence, Precepts and Power

Practicing with Sexual Energy: Presence, Precepts and Power

Saturday February 28, 2015 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Join us as we explore what it means to practice while maintaining a healthy relationship to our sexual lives. A workshop for LGBTQI communities.

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On the Path to the End of Suffering: The Eightfold Path

On the Path to the End of Suffering: The Eightfold Path

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

This class series will include Dharma talks, inquiry, meditation and discussion to help us learn practices that will benefit us and our communities in the spiritual journey towards wholeness and freedom.

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Embodied Inquiry: Core Texts of the Buddhist Tradition

Embodied Inquiry: Core Texts of the Buddhist Tradition

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

In this 4-week class we'll study a selection of core Buddhist texts from both early (Pali Canon) and later (Mahayana) schools, focusing on the foundations of Buddhist practice and the integration of this ancient wisdom into our complex modern lives.

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Establishing a Meditation Practice in Four Weeks

Establishing a Meditation Practice in Four Weeks

Friday March 06, 2015 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Think of this class as a four-week “training camp.” Come see how the two factors of practiced/guidance and cohort/support can help you to establish a sustainable practice in just four weeks!

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Free Your Hips and the Rest will Follow: Yoga

Free Your Hips and the Rest will Follow: Yoga

Saturday March 07, 2015 - 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

The purpose of yoga is to prepare the body for seated meditation. Opening the hips, strengthening the core, and finding length in the low back are the keys to freedom in seated postures.

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NEWS

Retreat at Joshua Tree with Larry Yang, Konda Mason, and others
posted on:

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

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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




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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.