The East Bay Meditation Center operates on a generosity-based "All-Dana" model. Dana is the ancient Pali language word describing generosity arising effortlessly from deep gratitude.
We encourage and rely on joyful generosity to be expressed in many different ways, as people are moved to give according to their resources and means.
As a Generosity-Based Center (no registration fees charged for events), EBMC relies on your generous support to bring ancient wisdom teachings to the diverse communities of the Bay Area. Learn more about the many ways available to financially through tax-deductible donations. (EBMC is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.)
The EBMC relies heavily on Volunteers: community members who give their time to help operate the center. Many Volunteer Positions are available.
Have you ever volunteered for EBMC ? If so, you are invited to join the Path of Service Sangha, the Community of EBMC Volunteers, who gather from time to time for fun, appreciation, and sharing. Click here to find out more.
Gifts of appreciated stock offer many tax advantages to the donor, in addition to benefiting the East Bay Meditation Center. Click here to find out more.
Do you have a stash of BART tickets in wallets, pockets or drawers that have tiny bits of value left on them? Do you have an extra ten cents on your card each time you take BART to EBMC? These tickets can be turned into cash for EBMC as part of the "Tiny Tickets" program through the East Bay Community Foundation. Please drop your Tiny Tickets into the labeled box at EBMC anytime.
Founded in a celebration of diversity, the East Bay Meditation Center welcomes everyone seeking to end suffering and cultivate happiness. Our mission is to foster liberation, personal and interpersonal healing, social action, and inclusive community building. We offer mindfulness practices and teachings on wisdom and compassion from Buddhist and other spiritual traditions. Rooted in our commitment to diversity, we operate with transparent democratic governance, generosity-based economics, and environmental sustainability.