NEW! Commit 2 Sangha Program

Dear Sangha,

We are excited to present a NEW program called Commit 2 Sangha, from April to June 2024, and led by teachers Dawn Haney, Patrick Brown, and René Rivera!


Commit 2 Sangha is a 3-month program to deepen practice in sangha, our spiritual community.


Please join us for 6 sessions of a non-judgmental learning space to build connections with other EBMC mindfulness practitioners and deepen wisdom to practice Buddhist and social justice teachings that cultivate community. In the midst of the challenges of life, we are creating a community of practice that cultivates refuge and resilience, particularly centered for people with marginalized identities.


We offer this in-person pilot program to develop some of the relationships and capacities for the center to offer future online/hybrid versions, and a potential yearlong program in the lineage of Larry Yang’s Commit 2 Dharma.


Applications are open NOW through March 29:


We hope you will join us for this new community-building series!  If you have questions, please email c2s at eastbaymeditation dot org

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.