Entries by Candi Martinez

ONLINE: Honoring Our Asian American Buddhist Ancestors

An Online Event with Rev. Duncan Williams Saturday, May 15th 2021 2:00PM – 4:00PM PST  (Time Zone Converter) Closed Captioning Provided The March 16th Atlanta shootings claimed the lives of eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, including 63-year-old Buddhist, Yong Ae Yue. Yue’s tragic death follows upon months of unrelenting racist taunts […]

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 […]

Volunteer Needed: Dharma in Motion Zoom Moderator

EBMC is currently seeking a volunteer Dharma in Motion Zoom Moderator. For more information on this volunteer position, please read the Volunteer Description. Contact: shah at eastbaymeditation dot org if you are interested!

“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 […]

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 […]