ONLINE: Path of the Bodhisattva 2

An Online Core Buddhist Curriculum Class Series with Mushim Ikeda

Wednesdays, November 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd 6:30 – 8:30PM (Time Zone Converter)

I, myself, took the Bodhisattva Vows and made the vow, “Life after life, after life, after life, I will continue my practice and continue my work.” – Bhante Suhita Dharma, Buddhist monk and social worker, 1941-2013

These times are full of uncertainty and fear — and opportunities for spiritual breakthrough. In Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisattva is an archetypal great being who tirelessly and joyfully works to liberate all beings from suffering. For the fourth time, EBMC will offer two class series exploring what it means to creatively embody the Bodhisattva teachings. Those who complete both class series may participate in the final daylong and either witness or take Bodhisattva precepts and vows in order to strengthen their commitment to collective liberation. These are the same vows taken by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.

Also, those who do not wish to take the Bodhisattva vows may take either of the two class series. The final daylong is open to everyone who wishes to witness the joyful ceremony (you do not need to have taken any of the previous classes, though it is recommended that you do so) and those who have completed the previous classes and have received permission from the teacher may receive the Bodhisattva Precepts, take the Bodhisattva Vows, and at that time they will receive a Buddhist name from the teacher. Meditation (instruction provided for beginners), Dharma talks, and interactive exercises.

Registered attendees will receive a zoom link to join us online with their EventBrite registration.

ONLINE: Precepts, Power and Presence: Honoring Our Sexuality for Womxn of Color

An Online Workshop for Self Identified Womxn of Color

With Arisika Razak and Carol Cano

Sunday, May 16th 2021 10AM – 1PM PST

Time Zone Converter – Closed Captioning Provided


When I speak of the erotic …I speak . . . of the life

force of women . . . the knowledge and use of which we are now reclaiming in

our language, our history, our dancing our loving, our work, our lives

Audre Lorde


How has our sexuality been shaped by our experiences as womxn of color living in racist, capitalist and patriarchal societies? How can we reawaken the divine sexual energy that is our birthright – and what dharmic, ancestral practices can we use to support our healing? Join us for a half-day of wisdom teachings, movement practices, mindfulness meditation, and creative writing and sharing as we celebrate and reclaim our sacred life energy. Bring an object that represents your relationship to your sexuality – current or aspirational – and writing or art supplies.