Entries by Candi Martinez

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 […]

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 […]