Revisiting the Middle Passage Pilgrimage

Revisiting the Middle Passage Pilgrimage

Saturday August 30, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Join us for the West Coast premiere of the film “Middle Passage Pilgrimage”, followed by a panel of “pilgrims”—including filmmaker, Melinda Holm from New York; Kazu Haga, now a teacher at EBMC; and Brother Gilberto Perez who grew up in the Bronx and has, since the pilgrimage, become a monk.

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EBMC Teen Sangha

EBMC Teen Sangha

Wednesday September 03, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 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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Bringing the Dharma to the Sangha

Bringing the Dharma to the Sangha

Wednesday September 03, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Bringing the Dharma to the Sangha from a cross-cultural perspective of braiding the Buddha-Dharma with indigenous wisdom and the voice of evidence-based science.

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Meditation & Movement: Creating Space in Your Body & Your Life

Meditation & Movement: Creating Space in Your Body & Your Life

Sunday September 07, 2014 - 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

This class will use meditation and movement to explore how participants can create a greater mindfulness through meditation, and how certain meditative movements can help maintain spiritual balance throughout the day.

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Beginning a Meditation Practice Class Series

Beginning a Meditation Practice Class Series

Monday September 08, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Mondays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29. Have you been looking for a way to start a meditation practice, but don’t quite know how? This four-class series will give you the basics of sitting and walking/movement meditation in the vipassana (insight) style, as well as loving friendliness meditation.

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EBMC awarded the Cross Class Bridge Builder Award from Class Action
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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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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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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)
August session is cancelled.

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 


Dharma-thon 2014 Raises $21,000
(and counting…)!

Deep bows of gratitude to everyone who supported the 2014 Dharma-thon! Collectively our Dharma-thoners exceeded our fundraising goal with over 400 folks making donations!

We want to extend deepest appreciation to the fantastic teachers, performers and volunteers who made Saturday possible.

If you didn't have a chance to make a donation and would like to do so there is still time. Please visit

Thanks to everyone for your support!

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.