Entries by Jen Woodfork

EBMC supports us to address conflict and challenge injustice -Tenesha Duncan Gratitude Story!

EBMC’s Season of Gratitude concludes with a beautiful story from Sangha member Tenesha Duncan about how EBMC supports us to skillfully address conflict and challenge injustice. “As someone who grew up in a Buddhist household, I’ve long been familiar with chanting and some meditation practices. But EBMC’s secularism and focus on social justice makes it […]

EBMC offers transformative practices for people with breast cancer – Tsehaynesh Abebe Gratitude Story!

EBMC’s Season of Gratitude continues with a moving story from Sangha member Tsehaynesh Abebe about using the powerfully transformative skills EBMC offers us to deal with life’s challenges and uncertainties. This is the last day to reach our end-of-year fundraising goal of $30,000! Please join Tsehaynesh and donate today. Donations are being matched up to […]

EBMC is committed to ending the suffering caused by white supremacy and patriarchy – Rhonda Magee Gratitude Story!

As we continue our annual Season of Gratitude, we bring you a Gratitude Story from Sangha member and teacher Rhonda Magee! Rhonda, the acclaimed author of The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities through Mindfulness, celebrates EBMC as a community of practitioners focused on bringing an end to suffering, promoting healing, and uplifting love. […]

EBMC is the sweet meditation-center-that-could – Bong Lau Gratitude Story!

As we continue our annual Season of Gratitude, we bring you a Gratitude Story from dear Sangha member Bong Lau! Bong shares the ways that EBMC offers a place to develop deep and lasting spiritual friendships that support and sustain us. During our Season of Gratitude, we are raising $30,000 to ensure that EBMC continues to be a spiritual […]

EBMC brought together parts of my life that had been separate for far too long – wei li king Gratitude Story!

As we continue our annual Season of Gratitude, we bring you a Gratitude Story from wei li king, our newest EBMC staff member! wei li shares the ways that EBMC creates a space where we can bring our individual spiritual practice and our relationships with our loved ones together. During our Season of Gratitude, we are raising $30,000 to ensure that […]

Lama Rod Owens at East Bay Meditation Center

East Bay Meditation Center warmly invites you to an evening with Lama Rod Owens! Saturday, October 23rd 5:00PM – 7:00PM PST (Time Zone Converter) – ASL Interpretation & Closed Captioning Provided Going to the Edge: Exploring the Dharma of Grief in Times of Struggle We are living through a period of apocalypse, a chaotic period […]

An Update from the EBMC Space Force on 1422 Harrison St.

Dear Sangha,    Over the last few months, we (the EBMC Space Force!) have been happy to share and discuss the promising results of our building search: a single-story property at 1422 Harrison Street, just a few blocks from our current home. Through a series of community workshops and surveys, we heard your excitement about […]