Entries by Candi Martinez

ONLINE: The Whiteness of Money: Transforming Suffering, Moving into/toward Love

An Online Class for White Practitioners with Crystal Johnson & JD Doyle Sunday, November 29th 10:00AM -12:15PM and 2:00PM-4:00PM PST (Time Zone Converter)   Closed Captioning Provided.  “What’s in it for me?” This is a key refrain of our conditioning into racial capitalism, and white supremacy ensures that white people accrue a disproportionate share of wealth. […]

Covid Relief Fund: Committed to Our Collective Well Being

We feel so fortunate to be the intermediary between generous donors and members of our sangha who need financial support at this time. We are now accepting applications for our Covid-19 relief fund and we encourage sangha members in need to apply by  November 30th, 2020.           

ONLINE: From Meditation into Life – Embodying Resilience and Possibilities*

Saturday December 12, 9:30-3:30 PM PST (12-1PM Meal Break) (Time Zone Converter)  An Online Class Led by Paul Ciske, Ph.D and Anjali Sawhney Closed Captioning Provided.  How can we befriend our habitual reactive patterns that arise when triggered, stressed or under pressure? How can we recover to a more centered skillful state and move forward […]

ONLINE: White and Awakening In Sangha 2.0

*Just Announced* White and Awakening in Sangha 2.0 Dates: Feb 28 – May 16, 2021 Pre-req: This program is designed for and open to white-identified people who participated in the White and Awakening in Sangha course at the East Bay Meditation Center (or an equivalent program with permission of the teachers). Description: This in-depth program […]

We Are Hiring!

Wednesday, October 28th 2020: East Bay Meditation Center is currently hiring for an Event Coordinator and Practice Group Liaison! This is a salaried, part time position. Click here to read full job description.  Interested parties are invited to send their cover letter and resume to the contact listed on the job description. The first review […]

Open Letter from East Bay Meditation Center’s Core Teachers

May 30, 2020 As Core Teachers at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, California, we condemn police violence and the ongoing systematic abuse and killing of Black, Brown, and Indigenous people, and members of other target populations. These abuses are manifestations of centuries of patriarchy and white supremacy which have institutionalized the oppression of […]

Teen Circle: Online Meditation for Teens Age 14-19!

“Sometimes when I feel alone, I get into an internal narrative where I tell myself that no one can understand what I’m going through. I start to believe that I can’t connect to anyone. The practices I’ve learned at EBMC Teen Circle have been a gateway into my ability to step out of that cycle. […]

COVID-19 Letter from Spiritual Teacher & Leadership Team: This is Important Now More Than Ever

Dear Beloved Communities: On behalf of the Spiritual Teacher & Leadership (STL) training program, the core teaching team extends our gratitude and appreciation to EBMC’s staff, volunteers, benefactors, and technical support in transitioning to the new on-line platform.  We extend deep gratitude to all our Sanghas for their devoted commitment to practice and continued support […]

Season of Gratitude: Stu Jenkins

Today is the final day of our Season of Gratitude and we are SO CLOSE to reaching our end of year goal. We still need your support to raise the last $8.400 to get us all the way to $25,000! I didn’t discover this practice until I was in my late 60s, when a mindfulness meditation […]

Season of Gratitude: Jo Ann Prompongsatorn Farrant

We invite you to join in our Season of Gratitude at EBMC! As we close out 2019 we are sharing stories from our Sangha about how EBMC has positively impacted them and asking our Sangha to collectively raise $25,000 to keep EBMC sustainable and accessible for the benefit of so many.  We are tremendously grateful to […]