Entries by Anchal Bibra

EBMC Transformed My Life… – Indigo Som Gratitude Story!

As we launch our annual Season of Gratitude at EBMC, we bring you a Gratitude Story from Indigo Som, a longtime member of the POC Sangha and the larger EBMC community. Indigo shares the ways that EBMC offers us a home base where we can be honored, reflected and challenged to grow. During our Season […]

Many Communities, One Sangha: Exploring the Reality of Equity & Inclusion

Many Communities, One Sangha: Exploring the Reality of Equity & Inclusion October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 A Class Series to benefit East Bay Meditation Center and SZBA BIPOC Fund It has been over a year since the murder of George Floyd spurred a reinvigorated effort to bring the principles and practices of racial equity […]

When Will East Bay Meditation Center Reopen Its Physical Space?

As vaccines become more available and the State of California slowly begins to reopen businesses, some of you may be wondering whether East Bay Meditation Center will be reopening our physical space. We are monitoring the herd immunity rates for Alameda and surrounding counties and want to ensure that our communities have access to vaccines, […]

Unpacking Whiteness: Exploring the Delusion of Race from a Buddhist Perspective | A Benefit for EBMC hosted by Soto Zen Buddhist Association

Unpacking Whiteness: Exploring the Delusion of Race from a Buddhist Perspective | A Benefit for EBMC hosted by Soto Zen Buddhist Association Unpacking Whiteness is a 4-session online course to benefit the East Bay Meditation Center, led and facilitated by Crystal Johnson. More white people than ever before are waking up to the terrible impact […]

We Hold the Grief of our Asian and Asian American Sangha

The East Bay Meditation Center (EBMC) expresses our collective grief and outrage at the ongoing violence targeting Asian and Asian Americans and in the wake of the most recent tragic attack in Atlanta. We stand in solidarity with Asian and Asian Americans in beloved community. These violent acts of hatred are arising due to the […]

“Abundance of access to true refuge” – Jared Swanson Gratitude Story

Have you experienced generosity at EBMC? Sangha member Jared Swanson shares his experience of coming to the center and finding resources at a time when he needed them the most. Jared is part of our POC Sangha, Midday Sangha, and has received his Bodhisattva vows and precepts through EBMC. The “magical generosity” continues as our […]

Gratitude for 2020, Resourcing 2021

2020 sent a lot our way. For so many of us this year, leaning into our meditation practice and coming together in community—in all the  creative, new ways a global pandemic has required—has been essential to our continued wellbeing. The EBMC community endures as a bright light in the darkness of these times, and we […]

“EBMC was right there waiting for me to arrive.” – Danielle Duong Gratitude Story

We’re delighted to continue our 2020 Season of Gratitude with a story from Sangha member Danielle Duong! Danielle is part of the People of Color Sangha and a graduate of Practice in Transformative Action. Danielle shares an honest and vulnerable story about the impact of EBMC’s Practice in Transformative Action (PiTA) program. Help our resilient […]

EBMC: A Home for Spiritual Warriors

Sangha member Kaily Heitz shares her Gratitude Story with us today. Social Justice and Healing is one of the Core Elements of the East Bay Meditation Center, so it’s no surprise that Kaily felt a sense of belonging given how the center embraces and uplifts social justice movements! Keep on reading for Kaily’s story… Every […]