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October 2020

ONLINE: Queer Leather Peer-Led Deep Refuge Group

October 23 @ 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

The Queer Leather Meditation Deep Refuge Group is a peer-led meditation group for those of us who have a meditation practice and are queer and leather/kink-identified. We meet on the 4th Friday of every month from 7–8:30 p.m. We are open to and welcome new drop-in participants, whether this is your first sit or your 10,000th! For upcoming meeting details or to join our mailing list or online groups, please visit http://www.queerleathermeditation.org/  

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ONLINE: EBMC Maha Sangha (For All Beings)

October 23 @ 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

October 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 November 28, 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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ONLINE: Practicing with Sexual Energy: Presence, Precepts and Power

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on October 24, 2020 at 10:00 am

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

Practicing with Sexual Energy: Presence, Precepts and Power Honoring Sexuality While Maintaining Upright Awareness with Rev. Daigan Gaither and Carol Cano  Saturday, October 3rd Part I  Saturday, October 24th Part II  10AM - 12:30PM PST  What is it to be upright and awake in the midst of sexual energy? How do we not turn away from ourselves or our experience in the present? How can we learn to understand and relate to desire in healthy and respectful ways? Are we…

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ONLINE: Race & Grace: Conversations on Liberation with Black Male Dharma Teachers

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

All Are Welcome. ASL Interpretation and Closed Captioning provided. 12-3PM PST Program 3-4PM PST Community RoundTable & After-Party Guest Teachers:   Joshua Bee Alafia  Devin Berry  Justin F. Miles  Larry Ward  Poet:  Tongo Eisen-Martin  Moderator:  Master John W. Ellis IV (Martial Artist, Journalist, EBMC Community Teacher) “Race & Grace,” is a discussion among Black male Dharma teachers. All are welcome to attend.  We have faced severe challenges recently - in politics and policing, education and the environment, healthcare and housing, income…

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ONLINE: Every Body Every Mind Sangha

October 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 December 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:  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

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

October 26 @ 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:45 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 28, 2020

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

An Online Meditation Group for Parents with Lev White, Ramona Lisa Ortiz-Smith, Michele Ku, Baruch Golden and Lisa Fujie Parks 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 will offer a short talk, guided meditation and sharing. We welcome all parents/grandparents/caregivers of young people to join us. No prior experience is necessary. Registered participants will receive a link to join us via Zoom. 

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ONLINE: Tai Chi Chih – Embodying the Heart Qualities

October 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 October 27, 2020

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

with Jenn Biehn 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 patience, compassion, gratitude, generosity while practicing Tai Chi Chih can bring alignment and calm to body heart mind. No advance registration required. Please email jenn at eastbaymeditation dot org for zoom link & password.  

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ONLINE: Alphabet Sangha

October 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 December 29, 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 at eastbaymeditation dot org to request Zoom link to join online.  For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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