All News

EBMC is hiring a Programs Director!

“All of us have a natural brilliance that is yearning to come out and be expressed in the daily activities of our life, including our work. This spark longs to be seen by others not in a superficial, attention-getting way, but in the most authentic way possible. Buddhists call this “Buddha-nature,” our awakened self. It is luminous and radiant, and it is a gift we give to others.”
― Maia Duerr, Work That Matters

East Bay Meditation Center is currently hiring for an Programming Director. This is a full-time, salaried staff position with immediate availability. If you are interested in joining the staff team at East Bay Meditation Center and helping us uplift our mission of fostering liberation, personal and interpersonal healing, social action, and inclusive community building, please send your resume and cover letter to the staff contact below.

Click here to read full Job Description.

Please email your application to  hr AT eastbaymeditation DOT org

EBMC gave me an unexpected gift – Kiona Medina

At EBMC, I felt my whole self mirrored in others – Lyla Denburg

East Bay Meditation Center’s Season of Gratitude 2022

ONLINE: Cultivating Home in Our Hearts

Cultivating Home in Our Hearts: A daylong for adult adoptees and fostered, or child welfare system survivors

With Fresh “Lev” White, Sean Feit Oakes, Phoenix Song

Saturday December 10th 2022

10AM – 4PM PT (Time Zone Converter)

This class is for us who experienced separation from birth families at early ages to explore the heart of the Buddha’s teachings: that pain and loss are built into life and are the seeds of wisdom and liberation. We’ll explore the wounds and potential gifts of adoption, and practices to support self-love, compassion, and the cultivation of deep refuge in the world.

All adult (18+) adoptees, formerly foster home or system youth, and any adult who were forced/separated from their birth family at young ages are welcome. Please have food, drink, or other comfort items available as needed.

 

 

ONLINE: Celebrate Winter Solstice with Chakra Tai Chi

Celebrate Winter Solstice with Chakra Tai Chi

With Jenn Biehn, Rosetta Saunders, nialla rose

Wednesday December 21th 2022 9AM – 10:15AM PT

Time Zone Converter – Closed Captioning Provided

Chakra Tai Chi is a cleansing, empowering practice that includes easy-to-learn, accessible Tai Chi movements, visualizations, colors, elements, and sounds. This moving meditation brings the chakras – the vortex of energy centers – into balance and allows the energy to move more freely. Once the energy is flowing in our bodies, we can each find our own process for healing, find our own body wisdom.  Movements offered both seated and standing.  No prior experience necessary. Join us in welcoming the winter season! 

 

Please note: Registered participants will receive a zoom link to join us online with their Eventbrite confirmation email. Thank you for your support

To make a gift to sustain the work of East Bay Meditation Center, please do so via Paypal: paypal.me/eastbaymeditation or our website: eastbaymeditation.org/dana 100% of our programming is sliding scale and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds. Thank you for the gifts of your generosity and for supporting the work of East Bay Meditation Center and our beloved teachers who have volunteered their time.

ONLINE: Finding Liberation in Relationship

Finding Liberation in Relationship: Accountability, Conflict, Boundaries and Feedback
with Dawn Haney and René Rivera

4 Wednesdays evenings: November 30, December 7, 14, 21

6:30-8:30 pm PT (Time Zone Converter)

ASL Interpretation and Closed Captioning Provided

In this time of so much conflict, division and uprising, how do we bring our practice to our relationships, and how do we find freedom and choice there? Our friendships, partnerships, family and communities can be a source of joy and support, and also of struggle and suffering. In this four week class we will explore concrete practices grounded in Buddhist meditation, somatics, and transformative justice. We will practice feedback, boundaries, and nervous system regulation, while applying mindfulness to investigate our conditioned tendencies and positionality in power relations. Through turning towards the delight and difficulty in our relationships we will build resource and resilience and create space to be our most authentic selves.

– – –

100% of our programming is sliding scale and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds. Thank you for the gifts of your generosity and for supporting the work of East Bay Meditation Center and our beloved teachers who have volunteered their time. You are invited to make donations directly to the teachers to support their Dharma service.

 

Please note: Registered participants will receive a zoom link to join us online with their Eventbrite confirmation email. Thank you for your support

To make a gift to sustain the work of East Bay Meditation Center, please do so via Paypal: paypal.me/eastbaymeditation or our website: eastbaymeditation.org/dana 100% of our programming is sliding scale and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds. Thank you for the gifts of your generosity and for supporting the work of East Bay Meditation Center and our beloved teachers who have volunteered their time.