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February 2020

Buddha’s 4 Big Truths: Liberation from Suffering

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 26, 2020

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

A four class series with Mushim Ikeda  Why do we suffer? How can we be released from suffering? The Buddha’s first teaching after his Enlightenment is called the Four Truths for Noble Ones. These form the foundation of Buddhist life and understanding. The four “big” truths address human suffering and oppression, analyze their root causes, and describe a path of liberation from human suffering that is both profound and practical. Dharma talks, interactive exercises, journaling, meditation and optional readings. Beginners…

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Teen Circle

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

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

with Raul Betancourt, Sarwang Parikh, Sara Oakes, Louije Kim and Anthony “T” Maes EBMC Teen Circle is a weekly meditation group for teens, ages 14-19 Our focus is on creating deeper relationships with ourselves and each other, having fun, getting real and supporting each other. Learn mindfulness meditation and explore the dharma (Buddhist teachings) in creative experiential ways. No experience necessary. We are committed to maintaining a sangha (community) that is welcoming to people of all identities, cultures and backgrounds.…

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People of Color Yoga

February 27 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 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. No registration required. No mat or special clothes required. Please arrive Fragrance / Scent Free. 

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People of Color Sangha

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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The People of Color Sangha is a growing tribe of people of color waking up and getting free! Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 PM For more information, visit the: POC SANGHA WEBSITE

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Kapwa Flow for Maha Sangha (Movement Class)

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 28, 2020

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

Led by Jessy Zapanta Kapwa means “togetherness” in Tagalog. Kapwa Flow invites you to embody what collective liberation might feel like, healing through self-care and energetic connection. Jessy will begin circle with a check in to support access needs and individual requests, followed by a grounding opening meditation. You will then be guided through a customized flow of trauma-releasing movements, self-focused bodywork, and stationary practices based on your personal capacity. Since class is dependent on the combined needs of participants, no…

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Queer Leather Peer-Led Deep Refuge Group (off-site location)

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

We are a peer-led meditation group for those of us who have a meditation practice and are queer and leather/kink-identified. Our group holds a safe space where we can support each other as we practice in our daily lives. Specifically, this group provides an accepting space where we can include the queer and leather/kinky parts of our identities and experiences when talking about our practices. We practice both sitting and lovingkindness meditation together, and also take time to share about our practices. We…

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EBMC Maha Sangha

February 28 @ 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. 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 practitioners. Together, these words represent a place where all people and communities are warmly invited to…

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Compassionate Dharma Deep Refuge: 8 Step Recovery Buddhist Meeting

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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The last Saturday of every month at EBMC, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Beginning Saturday, February 24th, 2018, and continuing on the last Saturday of every month, EBMC offers a Recovery, Deep Refuge Buddhist meeting with a 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…

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March 2020

Every Body Every Mind Sangha

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 29, 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 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 Johnson, Deb Kerr, Mushim Ikeda and others. For more info,…

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Embodying Karuna: Access Centered Yoga Class

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

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

with Jess Dene Schlesinger Karuna Flow is a Trauma-Informed and "Access-Centered" Yoga class— centering access for all bodies and minds. Connecting breath with movement, we will be invited to embody Karuna (compassion) for our complete selves, reminded that all bodies and minds are perfect and whole as is. Each class will focus on regulating our nervous systems, gentle alignment, connecting to the earth, developing resiliency, and embodying compassion for all living beings. Drop In Format. No Advance Registration Required. Please…

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