Liberation and Healing through the Buddhist Teachings

Liberation and Healing through the Buddhist Teachings

Saturday September 27, 2014 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

You are warmly invited to participate in a daylong on exploring liberation and healing through the Buddhist teachings. Join the beloved community through this day of learning for our self, and our diverse communities.

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A Gathering of the Elders-Coming Together to Explore the Dharma

A Gathering of the Elders-Coming Together to Explore the Dharma

Sunday September 28, 2014 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

You are invited to join our continuing discussion and exploration of how the Buddha’s teachings help us live, learn, grow, and be free, in the only time we have, have ever had, or will ever have. The present moment!

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Clearing Your Mind

Clearing Your Mind

Wednesday October 01, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

A 4-week class series. Clearing Your Mind is for experienced and new meditators and will explore practical applications and techniques to deepen concentration.

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Tough Love and Fierce Metta

Tough Love and Fierce Metta

Saturday October 04, 2014 - 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

The healing benefits of Loving Kindness (metta) Meditation are well-known. But what happens when soft, soothing words, and gentle loving kindness just don’t cut it?

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Using Mindfulness to Work with Personal Trauma

Using Mindfulness to Work with Personal Trauma

Sunday October 05, 2014 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

This daylong will empower us to work with our wounds using the wisdom of Vipassana mindfulness practices and skills of Somatic Experiencing®, a trauma healing modality created by Dr. Peter Levine to work with personal trauma.

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The Joy of Letting Go - Restoration, Forgiveness, Renewal
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Monday September 15, 2014

6 night retreat at Spirit Rock Meditation Center with Larry Yang, Gina Sharpe, Dana DePalma, Madeline Klyne, Konda Mason (Yoga).

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Honoring all EBMC volunteers! Brunch on Sept. 21, 2014
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Tuesday September 02, 2014

If you've ever volunteered at EBMC for ANY task, small to large, then you're a member of our EBMC Path of Service Sangha. Let's get together for a fun potluck brunch / open mic on Sunday, Sept. 21, 10 am to 12:30 pm. 

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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. 
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. Fruitvale Village, Suite #100

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.


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

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


White Allies Active and Awakening

A Six-Month Program for White EBMC Practitioners
January 11 – June 14, 2015

(Applications due September 30, 2014)

For more detailed information about this program, please go to the WAAA page.

Buddha Bingo

On Saturday, November 1st, join the EBMC community in a beautiful expression of generosity, loving kindness...and hilarity. In Buddha Bingo, everybody wins!

First round 5pm. Second Round 7:30. All are welcome to join the community potluck between the rounds.

Food, fun, fundraising, fabulous prizes and surprise bingo caller! Children welcome!

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.