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Community Survey

Community Survey We invite you to complete our anonymous community survey. Your feedback will help shape the future of EBMC’s programming and operations. Complete the survey to enter a raffle for prizes including various books by Jack Kornfield and Sylvia Boorstein, and gift certificates to Spice Monkey (restaurant). Survey will close on Friday, March 24 […]

Announcing the EBMC Maha Sangha

Announcing EBMC’s: Maha Sangha for All People & Communities Creating Freedom in Community Every Friday night at EBMC, 6:30-8:30pm (starting January 6). Beginning January 6th, 2017, Fridays will feature a new format, with an emphasis on radical inclusivity and social justice. Also a new name: The EBMC Maha Sangha, for all people and communities. Maha […]

A Grieving Heart Brought Me to EBMC

It was actually heartbreak that first brought me to EBMC. I was going through several major transitions at the time: I was ending a very loving and intense relationship, contemplating leaving my job of five years, and considering moving to an entirely new area of work. I saw an EBMC daylong event advertised on Facebook […]

The Search for Safety & the Three Refuges: A Daylong for People of Color

DECEMBER 17 @ 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM with Larry Yang and Louije Kim Register here All beings wish to be happy, to enjoy safety and a sense of well-being. For People Of Color living in a racialized society, the realities of racism, systemic violence, and trans-generational trauma creates a pervasive sense of danger and […]

Men of Color Daylong

NOVEMBER 20 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Led by EBMC’s Men of Color Deep Refuge Group Register here Part of our work as self-identified men of color is to unlearn and heal from the violence of systemic oppression. We come together to engage with self and community in ways that empower us to reclaim […]

EBMC Sangha Supporting the Water Protectors of Standing Rock

Many of you are involved in efforts to support the water protectors at Standing Rock, standing with indigenous nations in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Many of you have expressed the desire and intention to know more, to do more, and to connect with sangha in wise action. “We have to start learning how […]

EBMC Open for Refuge, Wed. Nov. 9, 2016

9am – 5pm, a contemplative space of courageous compassion Tuesday November 8, 2016 PLEASE SHARE. Wed Nov 9, everyone seeking **refuge,** a quiet place to meditate and gather strength in courageous compassion, can come to #EBMC, East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street, Oakland 94612. We will be open 9am – 5pm, with our usual […]

Liberation Dharma in the Time of the Great Unraveling

EBMC Benefit with Joanna Macy & Ty Blair October 28, 7:00 – 10:00 pm First Congregational Church of Oakland 2501 Harrison Street When we face together what’s happening to our world–from climate chaos to permanent war–we can open to the liberation to be found in the Buddha Dharma.  Even as familiar systems unravel around us, […]

Creating a Shared Leadership Model at EBMC: 8 week process is launched!

On September 9, 2016, our new consultant Amy Vito met with a group of #EBMC staff, LSangha (board) members, and one of a number of key volunteers, in order to launch an exciting 8 week process. Project Objectives: Create structures that promote shared accountability and decision-making to ensure tasks are completed and strategic goals are […]