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February 2020

Beginning Again: Introduction to Meditation

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with René Rivera and Louije Kim  We extend a special invitation to those who identity as non-binary, gender nonconforming and their allies. Why meditate? In spite of humanity’s many differences, we all share a common wish to be happy. Yet, we often find ourselves tangled in bewilderment, stress, and disconnection. The Budda’s teachings and instructions for mindfulness meditation point to a way out of the bewilderment and grief toward a freedom and peace that is unassailable, beyond external conditions. This…

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Every Body Every Mind Sangha

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

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until February 24, 2020

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

with Melvin Escobar 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, stationary and gentle moving meditation, and recommendations for home practice, participants will gain awareness on how to use each of the…

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Embodying Karuna: Access Centered Yoga Class

February 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 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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Alphabet Sangha

February 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 November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

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 For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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Midday Sangha

February 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 November 27, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 27, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 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. 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: Bang Nguyen, Darren Lee Brown, emiko yoshikami, Karen Jackson, Marge Sussman and Yvette Flores

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Buddha’s 4 Big Truths: Liberation from Suffering

February 19 @ 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 19 @ 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 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 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 20 @ 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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