Entries by Candi Martinez

Be The Change, Be The Refuge: Cultivating Self Love and Collective Liberation with Sharon Salzberg and Spring Washam on Friday, September 28th

In such challenging times, how can we practice self care and also cultivate collective liberation? Join us for a visionary evening with renowned meditation teachers Sharon Salzberg and Spring Washam who will be discussing how to forget a path of resistance, resilience and love on Friday, September 28th at First Church Berkeley in benefit of East […]

Doors Open for Silent Vigil, Meditation and Prayer – Wednesday, July 25th

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25: Are you seeking a refuge for silent vigil, meditation and prayer? East Bay Meditation Center will provide a space for silent contemplation as part of our weekly Midday Sangha, 12 pm – 12:45 pm, followed by an optional potluck lunch from 12:45 – 1:35pm. EBMC is located at 285 17th Street, Oakland […]

Apply now for Practice in Transformative Action 2018-2019 yearlong program!

Deadline for applications is August 6, 2018. This award-winning EBMC yearlong program is for people involved in social change who want to benefit from a solid foundation in secular mindfulness meditation-based practices and who are interested in learning how to share these stress-reducing practices with others in a culturally humble manner. PiTA6 is the sixth cohort […]

Medical Supplies Desperately Needed in Palestine: Please consider donating

Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) is helping to respond to a large number of casualties in Gaza. Hospitals there have been overwhelmed by those injured during recent protests. Supplies of many medical items and medicines are desperately low — and others have run out completely. Palestinians urgently need funds for trauma supplies, essential supplies for surgery, […]

EBMC’s Strategic Plan: A look at the next two, five and ten years of EBMC!

For the past nine months, the EBMC community has been engaged in a dynamic process to develop a strategic plan that articulates our vision and outlines strategic actions for EBMC over the next two, five and ten years. EBMC staff and Leadership Sangha (Board of Directors) have been working diligently to craft our strategic plan […]

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 […]