A meditation group for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex & Same-Gender Loving Communities
With Shahara Godfrey, Joan Doyle, John Mifsud and other guest teachers
You are invited to join us at our weekly meditation group for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex & Same-Gender Loving communities. Because that's such a mouthful, we call ourselves the Alphabet Sangha. We gather for Buddhist meditation practice, Dharma teachings, and friendly, supportive community. Together we explore mindfulness and awareness for cultivating an open heart in our everyday lives.
We are a diverse, multicultural community, committed to social justice and to maintaining a Sangha that's welcoming to people of all races, ethnicities, classes, genders, abilities, sizes and ages.
We welcome people at all levels of practice. Simple beginning meditation instructions are always offered. If you have specific questions about meditation, a teacher is available to answer questions.
Please come fragrance free, to protect the health of all our community members, and to allow accessibility for those with MCS and environmental illnesses. Here are some helpful resources for being fragrance free.
For more info, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE
9:00am - 9:00pm July 18, 2015
12 hours of Dharma and celebration in support of EBMC
This year at both Lake Merritt and the East Bay Meditation Center, Oakland, CA
9:00am - 1:00pm at Lake Merritt: walk, run, bike, or roll, and mindful movement classes for the public
1:00pm - 5:00pm at EBMC: Drumming circle to honor our ancestors, followed by special martial arts and dance performances
5:00pm - 9:00pm at EBMC: Potuck celebration open to all
You can sign up to be a Dharma-thoner or support a Dharma-thoner at www.firstgiving.com/EBMC
Sit, Walk, Roll, Run, Bike, Move with Us!
An edited video of "Mindfulness and the Possibility of Freedom: Angela Davis and Jon Kabat-Zinn in Dialogue," a benefit for the East Bay Meditation Center that was held on January 15, 2015, is now available!
Please go to http://davisandkabatzinnvideo.eventbrite.com.
"As a new Center Director, I devoted 2014 to building relationships and strengthening community ties within EBMC as well as with other organizations."
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Please practice generosity and keep EBMC's operations running smoothly by Adopting a Bill! You can adopt all or part of one of our monthly bills by clicking below.
Four Sangha members are generously participating in this way of giving and we ask you to join them. Deep bows of gratitude to our generous Sangha!
Some of our bills include:
Insurance: $425 - ADOPTED
Phone: $50 - ADOPTED
Office Supplies: $175
Program Supplies: $85
Web Hosting: $18 - ADOPTED
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!
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.
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.
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.