A two part hybrid class with René Rivera
Saturdays, July 8th and 15th 2023
1:30pm – 5:30pm (Time Zone Converter) Closed Captioning Provided
How can meditation help us navigate these challenging times? The Buddha’s teachings on mindfulness and loving kindness point the way toward a freedom and peace that is built from the inside out and can become a home we carry with us. These two half days of practice, with daily prompts in between, will introduce Buddhist mindfulness and heart practices as a coming home to ourselves, adapted for these times of trauma and uncertainty. Come explore these beloved wisdom and compassion practices as a path to increased connection with ourselves and others. We will start at the beginning, with simple and accessible practices, including still and moving meditation. This class is for those new to meditation or who find it challenging to practice amidst so much change, stress and upheaval.
All registered participants will receive a link to join us via Zoom with their EventBrite confirmation email.
René Rivera (he, him) is a meditation teacher, restorative justice facilitator, and leader, working and learning in all the spaces in-between race, gender, and other perceived binaries, as a queer, mixed-race, trans man. René teaches heart-centered, trauma-informed meditation, at the East Bay Meditation Center and other meditation centers. He has co-led the first residential meditation retreats for transgender, nonbinary and gender expansive people. René is a restorative justice facilitator for the Ahimsa Collective, working to heal sexual and gender based violence.
Space is limited & registration is required.
Cost: The teachings are regarded as priceless. So they are offered without a fee. You are invited to support the teachings and our efforts by contributing voluntary donations (the practice of “Dana”) for the expenses of the meditation center and the support of the teachers.
To offer a gift to support the teachings, please do so via Paypal: PayPal.Me/ReneRiveraOak
To make a gift to sustain the work of East Bay Meditation Center, please do so via Paypal: paypal.me/eastbaymeditation or our website: eastbaymeditation.org/dana 100% of our programming is sliding scale and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds. Thank you for the gifts of your generosity and for supporting the work of East Bay Meditation Center and our beloved teachers who have volunteered their time.
For those wishing to practice in person, space will be limited to 40 people to allow ample space for social distancing. Participants will be asked to wear N95 or KN95 face masks and be fully vaccinated against covid19, which at this time means having received the covid bivalent booster no less than two weeks before the event. (N95 face masks will be available at EBMC.)
To attend in person, you need to be completely free of fragranced body and clothing products — more information and a list of fragrance free products, including those that are especially good for people of color, appears on our website:
East Bay Meditation Center is a scent free / fragrance free space and is wheelchair accessible.