Entries by Candi Martinez

EBMC Announces 8th Annual Dharmathon on Saturday, May 12th!

EBMC’s Eighth Annual Dharma-thon will feature some of the Bay Area’s most inspiring artists on May 12! Dharma-thoners will enjoy an intimate dinner with performances by Melanie DeMore, Naima Shalhoub, and Michelle “Mush” Lee, with a delicious multi-course meal cooked by local vegan Filipino caterer No Worries.  This event will take place at Betti Ono Gallery in downtown Oakland, an […]

Read DeNNiSOmeRa’s #SeasonOfGratitude Story

To wrap up a beautiful series of Gratitude Stories, longtime Sangha member Dennis Somera shares his experience with cultivating beloved community through sangha:   For the past decade, arriving on my cushion at the East Bay Meditation Center’s People of Color Sangha has alloWEd me a deep sense of gratitude, especially surrounded by (as well as supporting) others […]

This week, Jess Dene Schlesinger continues our series of #GratitudeStories

This week, Jess Dene Schlesinger continues our series of #GratitudeStories: I have had chronic pain for most of my life. It is hard to believe that I feel serene these days, as there were many years when I did not think life was worth living with this degree of unrelenting discomfort. I had been told to […]

Read Raúl Cornado’s #SeasonOfGratitude Story

In this week’s #SeasonOfGratitude post, we are inspired by this powerful story of dharmic practice, righteous rage, and collective healing from EBMC sangha and board member, Raúl Coronado:   I imagine many, if not all of us, at EBMC are on a path seeking spiritual serenity, a path that is grounded in our realities and lived […]

EBMC is hiring for an Event Associate!

Contract Position Title: Event Associate Download Job Description HERE Purpose of Contract Position The Event Associate manages East Bay Meditation Center (EBMC) classes and retreats. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Manage classes and assist teachers Coordinate openings and closing of the center on the day of registered classes Oversee volunteers during classes Manages audio recording of […]

Read Francisco Del Toro’s #SeasonOfGratitude Story

Dear Sangha, To celebrate 10 years of the East Bay Meditation Center, a generous group of Sangha members have pooled their resources to offer us a $20,000 match! Between now and the end of the year, you can double the impact of your gifts to EBMC- dollar for dollar – by clicking here. As we enter a Season of […]

Awakening Together: Community Blessings for Larry Yang’s Newest Book

On Saturday, November 18th we gathered to celebrate EBMC Co-Founder and Teacher, Larry Yang’s new book, Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity & Community (Wisdom Publishing). Upon arrival, participants were invited to write a community blessing. We’ve gathered these blessings to share with our Sangha and beyond. Click on the link to read and […]

Holiday Food Drive & The Beautiful Practice of Dana

Dear Sangha, You are warmly invited to practice Dana in the generous giving of food this holiday season. EBMC will be hosting a food drive in support of Alameda County Community Food Bank from November 20th – December 19th, 2017. Food donation barrels will be located in the Community Kitchen. The Buddha taught that giving […]

Help shape EBMC’s future! Join our Community Meeting on September 23rd!

Community Meeting: Building our collective vision for the future of EBMC All EBMC Sangha members, past and present, are invited! We need your input to shape EBMC’s future! Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:30 am – 10:00 am light breakfast and social time 10:00 am – 12:00 pm noon Community Meeting Open to All – RSVP […]

Agreements for Multicultural Interactions at EBMC

Agreements for Multicultural Interactions at EBMC Adapted from Visions Inc, “Guidelines for Productive Work Sessions” 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 […]