Congratulations to Our Graduating Teachers!

Spirit Rock Teacher Training graduation, 9/11/20

#EBMCOakland congratulates our teachers Amana Brembry Johnson, Noliwe Alexander, Carol Cano, JD Doyle, Konda Mason, Louije Kim, and Victoria Cary upon their graduation, which took place online on Sept. 11, 2020! From Lion’s Roar: “The Spirit Rock Dharma Teacher and Spiritual Leadership Program held an historic graduation ceremony on September 11. After an intensive, four-year program of training and study, the most diverse class in the program’s history was empowered to teach the dharma. Every single graduate self-identifies as a member of a nondominant culture, whether by gender, orientation, race, ethnicity, or ability. Ninety percent are BIPOC and fifty-five percent identify as LGBTIQ. It is perhaps the most diverse group of new dharma teachers in the history of American Buddhism.”
East Bay Meditation Center is proud to congratulate the EBMC teachers and *all* of the graduating teachers in this history making group of American vipassana Buddhist teachers. We are also grateful to EBMC co-founder Larry Yang and his colleagues Gina Sharpe and Kate Lila Wheeler, the guiding teachers of this remarkable cohort.