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April 2021

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

April 24 @ 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 26, 2021

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: Honoring the Past, Writing the Future: An Online Retreat for Black Women, Femmes & Thems

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

An Online Retreat with Arisika Razak and shah noor  Sunday, April 25th 10AM - 2PM PST (Time Zone Converter)  Closed Captioning Provided. Join us for a half day of storytelling, dharma teachings, meditative movement, and art in which we compassionately examine our diverse personal histories, celebrate our heritage, and create new liberation stories through writing. We welcome self-identified Black people that fall along the spectrum of cis & trans* women, gender nonconforming, gender neutral, androgynous, and nonbinary folks. Please bring writing and/or…

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ONLINE: Trust the Struggles: Making Peace with the Five Hindrances to Mindfulness

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until April 25, 2021

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

An Online Class Series with Melvin Escobar  Sundays, April 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th 5:00 - 6:30PM PST (Time Zone Converter)  Closed Captioning Provided Why’s it so hard to meditate!? This question is as old as the practice. Join us for this class series that gets to the root of our struggles: The Five Obstacles. We’ll learn ways to work with these “hindrances” guided by Buddhist teachings, contemporary psychological frameworks and an understanding of structural oppression. Through talks, interactive exercises,…

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ONLINE: Every Body Every Mind Sangha

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until June 27, 2021

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:  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 meetings, just come and share this…

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

April 26 @ 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: Parents Meditation Group

April 26 @ 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Opening the Heart Through the Buddha’s Teachings An Online Meditation Group for Parents with Ramona Lisa Ortiz Monday, April 26th 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: Kapwa Flow Movement Meditation

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 27, 2021

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

with Jessy Zapanta  Trauma-releasing and stress-clearing mindful movement with opportunities to: - play and reclaim space - learn bodywork and acupressure techniques - practice dynamic and stationary meditation - embody collective liberation We will cultivate our inner fire slowly and with the invitation to let the body rest as needed. No mat or special props required, and you can even join from bed! Contact: dharmamotion at eastbaymeditation dot org for zoom access.  To offer dana to support the teachings, please…

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ONLINE: Alphabet Sangha

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 29, 2021

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 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

April 28 @ 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, 2021

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: Pandemic Precepts: Buddhist Ethics during Covid-19

April 28 @ 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 19, 2021

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

An Online Class Series with Mushim Ikeda Wednesdays April 28th, May 5th, 12th & 19th 2021 6:30 - 8:30PM PST (Time Zone Converter) ASL Interpretation and Closed Captioning Provided Part of EBMC’s Core Buddhist Teachings – 5 month Curriculum One year ago, people in the United States were hoarding toilet paper and steaks. Today we’re dealing with volatile ethical issues such as to mask or not to mask? – “Cut in line” to vaccinate or not? Rooted in EBMC’s mindfulness-based,…

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