Entries by Candi Martinez

ONLINE: Equanimity: Finding Our Balance in Difficult and Challenging Times

Equanimity: Finding Our Balance in Difficult and Challenging Times An Online Retreat with Arisika Razak Saturday, August 13th 10AM – 4:30PM PT (Time Zone Converter) Closed captioning will be provided. Equanimity is both evenness and passion; balance and vehemence. Equanimity makes space for our rage, outrage and despair and . . . invites us to […]

ONLINE: Opening the Heart Through the Buddha’s Teachings: Parent’s Meditation Group

An Online Meditation Group for Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers with Lisa Fujie Parks Monday, August 22nd 8:45PM – 9:45PM PST (Time Zone Converter) Closed Captioning Provided EBMC’s Family Practice Class teaching team will be offering a monthly parents’ meditation group for restoration, support and connection during these challenging times. We will offer a short talk, […]

IN PERSON & ONLINE: Beginning Again – Introduction to Meditation

Beginning Again: Introduction to Meditation with René Rivera An In Person & Online Retreat Sunday, October 9th 10AM – 3PM PT  (Time Zone Converter) Limited # of In Person Tickets Available Closed Captioning Provided via Zoom How can meditation help us navigate these challenging times? The Buddha’s teachings on mindfulness and loving kindness point the […]

Spring Equinox News 2022: State of the Center Report

All Things EBMC: Spring Newsletter & State of the Center Report  Did You Know That…? For complete information, click to read the full EBMC “State of the Center Report”!  EBMC has always operated from rental spaces in Oakland, California. Now we need to raise $2.9 million dollars to meet our goal to purchase and renovate […]

Agreements for Multicultural Interactions

Agreements for Multicultural Interactions at EBMC  Created by  © VISIONS Try It On: Be willing to “try on” new ideas, or ways of doing things that might not be what you prefer or are familiar with. Practice Self Focus: Attend to and speak about your own experiences and responses. Do not speak for a whole […]

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 […]