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May 2022

ONLINE: Compassionate Dharma Deep Refuge: 8 Step Recovery Buddhist Meeting

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 1, 2022

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Compassionate Dharma Deep Refuge Buddhist meetings focus on ways to heal addiction. Based on the Eight Steps to Recovery developed by Dr. Mason-John M.A (hon.doc) and Dr Groves, we believe this inclusive approach can build a solid foundation for those at any level of recovery and for those who have yet to seek help. Through these practices we hope you gain a practice that can sustain you in your recovery. We ask that you attend sober on the day with…

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ONLINE: Every Body Every Mind Sangha with Mushim Ikeda

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Sunday, May 22nd Teacher: Mushim Ikeda Every Body Every Mind Sangha is a weekly practice group for people living with disabilities, limitations, differences and chronic illnesses. Sundays 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm To join online, please email:  ebem at eastbaymeditation dot org to request a Zoom link.  Please come and take part in this time to meditate, share our lives and support with each other, and learn more about the dharma. There is no need to register for these weekly…

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Trans* & Genderqueer/Gender Variant peer-led Deep Refuge group

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Trans* and Gender Queer/Gender Variant Deep Refuge Group Fourth Mondays at EBMC 6:30-8:00 PM (This is a bi-weekly group. Learn more below.) Refuge for us means this group is led by Trans* and Gender Queer/Gender Variant facilitators, for people who identify as Trans* and/or Gender Queer/Gender Variant. Our goal is to provide a safe and welcoming space for all folks with these identities/experiences who are interested in practicing and exploring Insight/Vipassana meditation; the observation of one’s mental and physical sensations,…

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ONLINE: Finding Liberation in Relationship: Accountability, Conflict, Boundaries and Feedback

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until May 30, 2022

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

An Online Class Series With Dawn Haney and René Rivera Mondays, May 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th 6:30 - 8:30PM PST (Time Zone Converter) - ASL Interpretation and Closed Captioning Provided Our friendships, partnerships, work and family relationships can be a source of joy and support, and also of struggle and suffering. How do we bring our practice to all the relationships in our lives, to both ease our suffering and awaken our freedom? In this four week class we…

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ONLINE: Opening the Heart Through the Buddha’s Teachings:Parent’s Meditation Group

May 23 @ 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Opening the Heart Through the Buddha’s Teachings An Online Meditation Group for Parents with Lisa Fujie Parks Monday, May 23rd 2021 8:45PM - 9:45PM PST (Time Zone Converter)  Closed Captioning Provided. EBMC's Family Practice Class teaching team will be offering a monthly parents' meditation group for restoration, support and connection during these challenging times. We offer a short talk, guided meditation and sharing. We gather to create a safe refuge to share the joys and the challenges of caring for…

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ONLINE: Alphabet Sangha with Dawn Haney and René Rivera

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Tuesday, May 24th Teachers: Dawn Haney and René Rivera A meditation group for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Same-Gender Loving, and Two-Spirit communities. Because that’s such a mouthful, we call ourselves the Alphabet Sangha. Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30 pm Please email: alphabetsangha at eastbaymeditation dot org to request Zoom link to join online.  For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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ONLINE: Midday Sangha

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:35 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 30, 2022

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Join our peer-led multicultural sangha for silent meditation practice and community building. Every Wednesday 12:00 – 12:45   Silent sitting, standing or lying down meditation with optional walking meditation. 12:45 – 1:35     Potluck lunch with facilitated conversation about our practice and being the dharma in the world Midday Sangha Coordinating Committee: Darren Lee Brown, emiko yoshikami, Kimber Simpkins, René Rivera and Marge Sussman email middaysangha at eastbaymeditation dot org for zoom link and password 

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ONLINE: The Enduring Precepts: Basic Buddhist Ethics for Our Times

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 25, 2022

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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An Online Class Series with Mushim Ikeda Wednesdays May 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th 2022 6:30 - 8:30PM PST (Time Zone Converter) Closed Captioning Provided Part of EBMC’s Core Buddhist Teachings – 6-month Curriculum Two years ago, people in the United States were hoarding toilet paper and steaks. Today we’re dealing with volatile ethical issues such as to vaccinate or not to vaccinate and to mask or not to mask? Rooted in EBMC’s mindfulness-based, diversity-equity-inclusion and social justice-centered mission, this four-class…

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ONLINE: Introduction to Insight Meditation: Mindful Breath, Body, Feelings, and Thought for BIPOC

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 26, 2022

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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An Online Class Series with Arisika Razak Thursdays May 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th 2022 6PM - 7:30PM PST (Time Zone Converter) Closed Captioning Provided This course provides a four week introduction to mindfulness meditation that is especially designed for Black, Indigenous, People of color, including people who are of multiple heritage, or mixed-race. We will review some of the benefits and challenges of beginning and maintaining a meditation practice, and how and why it can contribute to our wholeness, especially…

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ONLINE: People of Color Sangha with Renato Almanzor

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Thursday, May 26th Teacher: Renato Almanzor The People of Color Sangha is a growing community of people of color waking up and getting free! Thursdays 7:30 – 9:00 PM PST Closed Captions Provided.  Zoom info: Meeting details are shared through their mailing list (subscribe on their website), and their Facebook group.

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