Entries by Candi Martinez

ONLINE: Healing the Healers – Cultivating Resilience and Creativity

Saturday, September 26th 10AM – 2PM PST with Melvin Escobar You’re invited to be in community with other healers and caregivers, to have a day of resting in the refuges of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. Taking care of oneself is foundational to being of true service. Through meditation practices and interactive exercises, we will explore […]

ONLINE: Practicing with Sexual Energy: Presence, Precepts and Power

Honoring Sexuality While Maintaining Upright Awareness with Rev. Daigan Gaither and Carol Cano Class One: Saturday, October 3rd 10AM – 12:30PM PST Class Two: Saturday, October 24th 10AM – 12:30PM PST What is it to be upright and awake in the midst of sexual energy? How do we not turn away from ourselves or our […]

ONLINE: Whiteness: Neither Supreme nor Fragile

An Online Class for White Practitioners Sunday, October 4th 2020 10:00AM -12:15PM and 2:00PM-4:00PM PST Open to White Practitioners, Limited Capacity with Crystal Johnson and JD Doyle White supremacy culture and white fragility are all over the news and have entered mainstream conversations; but how can whiteness be both supreme and fragile? This workshop for […]

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 […]

Season of Gratitude: Weyam Ghadbian

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 […]

Season of Gratitude: Marrion Johnson

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 […]