In response to the heartbreaking loss of lives to terrorist violence throughout the world, EBMC offers our fervent prayers for peace, for the causes of peace and happiness to be established — including justice and equity — and for the well-being of all life on the planet. Many members of the EBMC Sangha (community) are engaged in various forms of peacework and social justice activism. Our spiritual practices of loving kindness, compassion, inclusivity and mindfulness are strong foundations for the different forms of action and activism through which we express our commitments and values.
What is the Path of Service Sangha?
A sangha dedicated to EBMC volunteers. This Sangha gathers periodically to:
* honor your service to the Dharma
* sit together, meet each other, share stories
* hear a brief update on the “State of the Center”
* have FUN !
How do I Join the PoSS?
If you are a volunteer or have volunteered in the past, please email us via our contact page and request to be added to the Path of Service Sangha.
If you have not volunteered and would like to, please visit our Volunteer page to see some positions that are open. If you have any questions, contact our Volunteer Coordinator via our contact page.
Podcast: Creating diverse sanghas (spiritual communities) in the U.S.
Interview by the Secular Buddhist (Minneapolis) with East Bay Meditation Center’s Brenda Salgado (center director) and Mushim Ikeda (core teacher and community coordinator). May 2015
By Larry Yang, in Inquiring Mind, Spring 2015 (PDF download)
Not What I Thought
Tricycle feature article by Mushim Ikeda, part of “Lifting a Corner: Three Western Buddhist practitioners share their stories”
Why Is American Buddhism So White?
Panel with Larry Yang and other teachers, in the Winter 2011 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly