Click here to download the Application form for both programs
Beginning January 2012 -- ending December 2012
If so, then, one of the two year-long practice programs at EBMC might be of interest to you.
Commit to Dharma will be in its third year with guiding teacher Larry Yang. The C2D program will explore the teachings of the Buddha through the lens of our different lived experiences—our householder lives, our cultural identities, our histories, and our visions of ourselves. These teachings will include the Four Noble Truths, the Three Characteristics, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, and other primary Buddhist teachings.
Practice in Action is a new year-long practice program which will be guided by EBMC core teacher, Mushim Ikeda. The PiA program will explore Dharma practice as service both to others and self towards the process of Awakening. This service could be about family, community development and empowerment, social justice, and/or cultural transformation.
General Structure of both programs
If accepted, you will be asked to commit to all of the program components in writing. Please review all the information in the application form.
Notes on Application Process
EBMC Year-long Programs will be all-Dana (the practice of Generosity) based. You will be asked to describe your understanding of Dana in your application and how you intend to commit to practice Dana during the program and how Dana will sustain the program, the teachings, and the Center.
Application & Detailed Description/Directions:
- Click here to download the detailed Commit-to-Dharma (C2D) program description http://www.middlepath.us/ebmc/C2D3PgrmDescriptionV3.pdf
- Click here to download the detailed Practice-in-Action (PiA) program description http://www.middlepath.us/ebmc/PiAProgramDescriptionV6.pdf
- Click here to download the Application form for both programs
Application Process Schedule:
Oct 1, 2011: Application submission process opens.
Nov 15, 2011: Application deadline / Review process begins
Early Dec 2011: Initial acceptances go out
Jan 22, 2012: EBMC Year-long Programs begins
Commit-to-Dharma will meet 1 pm to 4pm on the following dates: Jan 22, Feb 19, March 18, April 22, May 12, June 10, July 15, August 19, Sept 9, Oct 14, Nov 18; with one full day of retreat on Dec 9.
Practice-in-Action will meet 9 am to noon on the following dates: Jan 22, Feb 19, March 18, April 22, May 12, June 10, July 15, August 19, Sept 9, Oct 14, Nov 18; with one full day of retreat on Dec 2.
Click here to go to the "Contact Us" page on this website to send an email. Please specify in your email whether your question is about C2D, or about PiA, or about both.
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.