Entries by Candi Martinez

Time Out with Tune-Yards & Friends – Saturday 12/12/20

As an expression of gratitude from Sangha member Merrill Garbus, we’re excited to announce that Tune-Yards will be hosting a musical fundraiser THIS SATURDAY, December 12th! The event will be on YouTube, FB Live, and Twitch. TIME OUT WITH TUNE-YARDS AND FRIENDS a meditative fundraiser for East Bay Meditation Center Featuring Maria Jose Montijo, DJ […]

Season of Gratitude Kicks Off with Drew Ollero

We’re excited to kick off our 2020 Season of Gratitude with a story from Sangha member Drew Ollero! Drew is part of the Alphabet and People of Color Sangha, and a graduate of Practice in Transformative Action (PiTA 8). Drew reflects on the interconnectedness of his practice with his intersecting identities… “Do you want to […]

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.           

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 […]

BIPOC-Centered Support for Election Season Stress

East Bay Meditation Center is gearing up to support our communities during this tense election season with thoughtful programming designed to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We recognize the ways that historic systemic oppression has marginalized many in our Sangha, especially the legacies of slavery that have resulted in the modern day police […]

Angela Davis & Jon Kabat-Zinn in Conversation Now Available

We are happy to offer a recording of Dr. Angela Davis and Jon Kabat-Zinn in conversation ‘Mindfulness and the Possibility of Freedom’. This was recorded at a benefit for East Bay Meditation Center back in 2014 and the learnings are still resonant today. Please note: there are very few offerings for which we have set […]

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 […]