Four Mondays 6-8:30pm
August 21 & 28 and September 4 & 11
Hybrid at East Bay Meditation Center and Online over Zoom
Mindfulness is an ancient teaching that has proven to be more relevant and beneficial in these current times. It has been scientifically proven to improve empathy, manage stress levels, and increase present moment awareness. This course is ideal for those who want to begin meditation practice, develop consistency, or to revive a long-term practice.
Beginners and seasoned practitioners are all welcome to explore the basics of mindfulness, establish a daily practice, incorporate various meditation practices, and embody a mindful lifestyle.
This program is suitable for both new and experienced meditators.
Space is limited & registration is required.
Imee Contreras is the founder of Mindfulness Asia, and co-founder and principal teacher of Philippine Insight Meditation Community. Mentored by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Tara Brach, Ph.D., and Carol Cano, M.A., she received formal training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is a mentor for Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program and The Power of Awareness course, serves as a Cross-Cultural Mindfulness teacher and Board Member at Braided Wisdom and an affiliate teacher at UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is a visiting teacher in various meditation centers around the world, a founding Advisory Council member of the Global Compassion Coalition, and is credentialled by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.
Janet Roos is the COO, Board Member, and Teacher’s Assistant at Non-Profit Braided Wisdom, a Cross-Cultural Mindfulness Organization. She holds certifications from Braided Wisdom’s Leadership Training Program and UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Credentialed by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, she’s passionate about bringing Mindfulness Practices to diverse communities, including Non-Profits, University Athletes, Corporations, and others interested, stemming from a family steeped in the beliefs of service and giving back.
Ramón Honea (He/They/Them) is a biracial, gay, second generation Oakland Chicano native, he served for 20 years as a teacher/administrator in the SF/Oakland Unified School Districts. After that, through therapy, he found meditation and the East Bay Meditation Center’s “POC night” where he joined the coordinating committee in 2010 and served for several years. Obtained a mindfulness teaching credential through the Mindfulness Training Institute in 2019. Currently an Assistant Teacher in Braided Wisdom under teacher Carol Cano.and now working on a contract with EBMC to reopen the center to be an all hybrid center. They bring a “holding” experience from working at Spirit Rock Meditation Center as a residential Retreat Manager and from managing week long silent retreats in the desert. Obtained a mindfulness teaching credential through the Mindfulness Training Institute in 2019. Recently graduated from EBMC’s three year Spiritual Teacher Leader program (STL).
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 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.
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.