Entries by Candi Martinez

Save the Date! An Evening with Tara Brach on Monday, April 22nd 2019!

Save the Date, Sangha Friends! We’re excited to announce our Spring Fundraiser on Monday, April 22nd with the wise and wonderful Tara Brach. This event will be held at beautiful Herbst Theater in San Francisco (ASL interpretation provided & ADA accessible). Tickets coming soon!

Announcing EBMC’s New Half-year Radical Buddhism Leadership Program for People of Color!

We are excited to announce EBMC’s newest program: “Resilience, Refuge and (R)evolution” a six month Radical Buddhism leadership program for self-identified People of Color that begins in January of 2019. In order to nurture and create deepened connectivity, networking and growth for current and future POC leaders, “Resilience, Refuge and (R)evolution” has limited its participation […]

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 […]