Current News

APPLICATIONS OPEN for Board of Directors (the Leadership Sangha) at EBMC

Do you feel moved to serve on the board of directors of East Bay Meditation Center? Thank you, and we’d like to hear more!  August 31, 2020 is the deadline for application for the EBMC Leadership Sangha (board), also known as the LSangha.  More info and application form here:  https://bit.ly/3fS0BiV . To see who’s on the […]

East Bay Meditation Center Statement on Black Lives Matter

East Bay Meditation Center Statement on Black Lives Matter June 25, 2020   “Our inability as a nation to honor the theft of these lands and the building of wealth, power and privilege on the countless backs and graves of Black people is our most significant obstacle to being at peace with ourselves, thus with […]

Giving

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.