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March 2021

ONLINE: Racial Justice Skills for White Practitioners

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until April 15, 2021

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

Peer Led Deep Refuge Group Racial Justice Skills for White Practitioners meets monthly in 2021 on the third Thursday of the month from 6PM-7PM PST, with the intention to support self-identified white practitioners of meditation in working with the skills and commitments of meditation practice to contribute to racial justice and to end white supremacy, in ourselves and in the world. This group is open to all self-identified white people who have a regular meditation practice and are working towards racial justice.  In…

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ONLINE: People of Color Sangha

March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

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

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 Zoom info: Meeting details are shared through their mailing list (subscribe on their website), and their Facebook group.

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ONLINE: Five Realms Meditative Movement

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until April 30, 2021

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

An Online Movement Class Led by Master Ellis, All Are Welcome Explore the connections and flow between your body, mind and spirit in movement similar in nature to Tai Chi, Yoga and Chi Gung. Practice Form 1 in standing, sitting and reeling in positions that are accessible to most bodies and abilities, and appropriate for people ages 8–108. Learn form 1, 15 Certain Postures (movements) and 15 Resonant Chords (idea). Harness the innate and universal, physical and metaphysical, power of…

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ONLINE: EBMC Maha Sangha (For All Beings)

March 19 @ 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. Zoom Info: email mahasangha at eastbaymeditation dot org to ask for a Zoom link. 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,…

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ONLINE Compassionate Dharma Deep Refuge: 8 Step Recovery Buddhist Meeting

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until March 27, 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: Celebrate Spring Equinox with Tai Chi: Embodying the Heart Qualities

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Spring Equinox Tai Chi: Embodying the Heart Qualities with Jenn Biehn, nialla rose, and Rosetta Saunders Tai Chi Chih is an easy-to learn, accessible and non-strenuous moving meditation. A form of Qi Gong, Tai Chi Chih circulates and balances the chi or energy of the body. Cultivating and embodying heart qualities such as equanimity, compassion, gratitude, generosity while practicing Tai Chi Chih can bring alignment and calm to body-heart-mind. Movement will be taught standing and seated. Join us in welcoming the…

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ONLINE: Every Body Every Mind Sangha

March 21 @ 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

March 22 @ 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: White Privilege Conditioning: Meditation Tips for Loosening It

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 29, 2021

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

An Online Class Series for White Practitioners with David Foecke  Closed captioning provided.  "I am racist." You recognize that statement, as a White person in this culture, as dharma practice -- speaking truth. You've read White Fragility, and My Grandmother's Hands, or related books/trainings, and understand that you are conditioned by, and benefit from, White privilege.  Join this class to explore meditation-world tips for what to do about it, and with it, in your mind, and in the world. We…

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

March 22 @ 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

An Online Meditation Group for Parents and Care Givers with Ramona Lisa Ortiz Smith and Lisa Fujie Parks 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 young people by cultivating loving-kindness, compassion, patience and generosity with…

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