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August 2020

ONLINE: EBMC Maha Sangha (For All Beings)

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Maha Sangha for All People & Communities Creating Freedom in Community Every Friday night at EBMC, 7:00 – 8:30pm. To Attend via Zoom Video:  https://zoom.us/j/8540323017 To Attend via Zoom Audio (Phone):  1-669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 8540323017# The EBMC Maha Sangha for All People and Communities is a meditation and dharma group with an emphasis on radical inclusivity and social justice. Maha is a Pali word meaning whole, great, larger/largest, deepest, and Sangha is a Pali word for community, or community of…

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ONLINE: 4 Divine Abodes in Challenging Times: A 1-Day Silent Retreat

August 15 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Rev. Liên Shutt As we continue to endeavor in creating a just and liberatory world in these shifting times, the teachings on the 4 Divine Abodes can help us stay centered and connected. Qualities of Kindness, Compassion, Inclusive Joy, and Equanimity can be hard to access when there’s internal or worldly turmoil. Practicing these Abodes as guided meditations helps us to know them --- for ourselves and to be able to send out to others. Join for the full…

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ONLINE Compassionate Dharma Deep Refuge: 8 Step Recovery Buddhist Meeting

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 26, 2020

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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The Neuroscience of LovingKindness: A Focus Group

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Open to teachers who teach loving-kindness/metta practices Your voice matters! Mapping the lived experiences of lovingkindness practice during times of uncertainty with Dr. Helen Weng and Dr. Ariana Thompson-Lastad Help increase the diversity of meditators represented in neuroscience! In a community-engaged research project with EBMC and UCSF, participate in a focus group to share your experiences practicing lovingkindness/metta meditation during times of uncertainty. Open to EBMC teachers. Your participation will be recorded, and you will receive a $60 grocery card.…

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Honoring Our Ancestors: Telling the Truth and Reclaiming Our Wisdom for BIPOC

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

for Black, Indigenous and People of Color  with Arisika Razak Based on who we are. . . what we’ve been through. . . how we survive and where we stand, we are on . . . sacred ground. We stand on the backs of our ancestors. -Ava DuVernay How are our lives informed by the actions of our ancestors - our lineage ancestors, our art and activist ancestors, and our spiritual ancestors? What can we learn from their choices and…

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ONLINE: Every Body Every Mind Sangha

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2020

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

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 everybodyeverymind@gmail.com 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 meetings, just come and share this path together! Teachers include Charlie…

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Strengthen & Soften: Online Movement Class

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 25, 2020

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

Strengthen & Soften with Jessy Zapanta Building a spiritual foundation from the core, using multi-modality movement and massage to ground in the moment. This isn’t your typical “core exercise” gym class—we will cultivate our inner fire slowly and with the invitation to let the body rest as needed. No prior registration is required. Join via Zoom:  Zoom info: https://zoom.us/j/382617023 Phone +1 669 900 6833 Meeting ID: 382 617 023

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ONLINE: Alphabet Sangha

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 25, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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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@eastbaymeditation.org to request Zoom link to join online.  For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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ONLINE: Midday Sangha

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:35 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 26, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 26, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 26, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Midday Sangha at EBMC Wednesdays at Noon! Join our peer-led multicultural sangha for silent meditation practice and community building. To join via Zoom video:  https://zoom.us/j/770028979 To join via Zoom audio (phone):  1-669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 770028979# 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: René Rivera, Darren Lee Brown, emiko…

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ONLINE: People of Color Yoga

August 20 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Weekly Yoga Practice for Self Identified People of Color led by Satya de la Paz 5:45PM - 6:45PM Build strength and flexibility while cultivating mindfulness in this all levels hatha yoga class. Each class has a unique, inspiring theme and personalized instruction that will leave you feeling joyous and rejuvenated. To participate via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/558610086 To donate to the Teacher via Venmo use ID: @satyabodyworks To donate to EBMC click HERE.

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