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HYBRID: Liberation from Suffering: 4 Noble Truths for BIPOC

July 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 3, 2024

White background with a pink lotus flower with a green stem. To the left of the flower, blue text reads "Liberation from Suffering: 4 Noble Truths for BIPOC. Hybrid Wednesdays. June 5, 12, 26 and July 3. 6:30-8:30 pm." Below are black icons for Closed Captions, wheelchair, and a mask. To the right of the flower, black text reads: "EBMC's Basic Buddhist Curriculum. January to July 2024 with Mushim Ikeda. A photo of smiling Mushim is below.

Liberation from Suffering: Buddha’s Four Noble Truths for BIPOC

with Mushim Ikeda

Part of EBMC’s Core Buddhist Teachings – 7-month Curriculum

 

HYBRID

Wednesdays June 5, 12, 26 & July 3, 2024 

(NOTE: no class on June 19th/Juneteenth)

6:30 – 8:30PM PT 6:30 – 8:30PM PST (Time Zone Converter)

Closed Captioning Provided

The center is fragrance-free and wheelchair accessible

N95/KN95 masks required

 

What do the basic teachings of Buddhism have to offer BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)? It is said that the Buddha’s first teaching after his Enlightenment is called the Four Truths for Noble Ones.

Together we’ll explore how “The Four Noble Truths” have been and continue to be a deep and empowering way for Black, Indigenous and People of Color and multiracial persons to understand human suffering and oppression, analyze their root causes, and engage as individuals and collectives in moving towards profound spiritual liberation, ease and joy.

Dharma talks, mindful journaling, meditation, community building and optional readings. Beginners in meditation are welcome.

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All registered participants will receive a link to join us via Zoom with their EventBrite confirmation email. 

Image of Mushim Ikeda, an Asian woman with short gray hair wearing a light green top.

Mushim Patricia Ikeda is a socially-engaged Buddhist teacher, community activist, diversity, equity and inclusion consultant, parent and author based in Oakland, California. She has a background in both monastic and lay Buddhist practice. At EBMC, Mushim is also guiding teacher of the award-winning yearlong Practice in Transformative Action (PiTA) program, which provides secular mindfulness training for justice activists. Mushim is the recipient of a Global Diversity Leadership award; an honorary doctor of sacred theology degree from the Starr King School of Ministry; and was named one of Colorlines’s 20 transformative racial justice leaders in 2018.

To offer a gift to support the teachings, please do so Venmo: Mushim Ikeda @MushimPatricia-Ikeda or PayPal: info@mushimikeda.com

 

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 in-person participation:

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. (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.

 

For Zoom participation, these are our Universal Access Guidelines:

– Please do not use virtual or blurred backgrounds

– Please keep your camera still when it’s turned on

– Please say your name when you speak

– Facilitators will attempt to read any comments in the chat out loud

– Please mute when you’re not speaking.

 

Details

Date:
July 3
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

East Bay Meditation Center
285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Phone:
510-268-0696

Details

Date:
July 3
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Categories:
,

Venue

East Bay Meditation Center
285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
510-268-0696