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ONLINE: Caring for the Tender Heart: An AAPI* Restorative Half-Day of Practice

*An Online Offering for Pan Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander and South Asian American Identified People We invite AAPIs* to a half-day of practice to tend to the heartbreak due to the recent violence against our communities. Compassion is often described as “a quivering heart.” Practicing Metta/Lovingkindness and Karuna/Compassion helps us pause and tend to […]

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Consulting Opportunity: Real Estate Committee Project Management

Available Immediately Applications due June 2, 2021. Duration: 90 to 120 days Contact The East Bay Meditation Center (EBMC) seeks a consultant to provide short-term, specialized project management support to the Real Estate Committee guiding the identification, purchase, and build out of a new facility for the Center in downtown Oakland. We expect the […]


At EBMC we operate using a generosity-based, gift economics model. This means we charge no set registration fees to attend our events and instead rely on the generous giving of our community. Program and event participants are offered an opportunity to make a voluntary gift to EBMC during the registration process or at an event itself.

We believe that everyone has an inherent capacity for generosity, and that together we can co-create a thriving spiritual community based on values of abundance, trust, and connection, rather than scarcity, fear, and separation.

The Buddha and other wisdom teachers emphasized that Dana—or generosity arising effortlessly from deep gratitude—is an essential component of spiritual freedom.

If everyone who participates in events at EBMC practices generosity and gives to the level of their ability, the Center will continue to thrive as a spiritual home accessible to all.  We have several opportunities for you to give dana, including becoming a Monthly Friend of EBMC. Please give to the greatest extent you can for the good of all.