“We cannot take for granted this Bay Area gem.” Antoinette González’s Gratitude Story

Thanks to you, our generous Sangha, we have been able to reach our end-of-year fundraising goal! During our Season of Gratitude, we featured some truly heartwarming Gratitude Stories from Sangha members and raised $33,704! We bow to your generosity and support. If you wanted to give but haven’t had a chance yet, there is still […]

The Power of Small Encounters – Alison Christiana Gratitude Story!

It doesn’t take long after arriving at East Bay Meditation Center to feel the impact of multicultural spiritual community and powerful wisdom teachings presented through a lens of social justice. Today’s Gratitude Story features Alison Christiana, a Sangha member who arrived at the center last year and, as a transracial adoptee, immediately felt welcomed and […]

“Abundance of access to true refuge” – Jared Swanson Gratitude Story

Have you experienced generosity at EBMC? Sangha member Jared Swanson shares his experience of coming to the center and finding resources at a time when he needed them the most. Jared is part of our POC Sangha, Midday Sangha, and has received his Bodhisattva vows and precepts through EBMC. The “magical generosity” continues as our […]

Gratitude for 2020, Resourcing 2021

2020 sent a lot our way. For so many of us this year, leaning into our meditation practice and coming together in community—in all the  creative, new ways a global pandemic has required—has been essential to our continued wellbeing. The EBMC community endures as a bright light in the darkness of these times, and we […]

“EBMC was right there waiting for me to arrive.” – Danielle Duong Gratitude Story

We’re delighted to continue our 2020 Season of Gratitude with a story from Sangha member Danielle Duong! Danielle is part of the People of Color Sangha and a graduate of Practice in Transformative Action. Danielle shares an honest and vulnerable story about the impact of EBMC’s Practice in Transformative Action (PiTA) program. Help our resilient […]

EBMC: A Home for Spiritual Warriors

Sangha member Kaily Heitz shares her Gratitude Story with us today. Social Justice and Healing is one of the Core Elements of the East Bay Meditation Center, so it’s no surprise that Kaily felt a sense of belonging given how the center embraces and uplifts social justice movements! Keep on reading for Kaily’s story… Every […]

ONLINE: White and Awakening In Sangha 2.0

*Just Announced* White and Awakening in Sangha 2.0 Dates: Feb 28 – May 16, 2021 Pre-req: This program is designed for and open to white-identified people who participated in the White and Awakening in Sangha course at the East Bay Meditation Center (or an equivalent program with permission of the teachers). Description: This in-depth program […]

Honoring Beloved Friend & Teacher, Shahara Godfrey

You are warmly invited to join us as we honor our beloved friend and teacher, Shahara Godfrey on Sunday, December 13th 2:00PM PST (Time Zone Converter)    We at the East Bay Meditation Center want to support Shahara’s family with burial expenses and outstanding bills, which are significant. We are asking those touched by Shahara’s […]

Time Out with Tune-Yards & Friends – Saturday 12/12/20

As an expression of gratitude from Sangha member Merrill Garbus, we’re excited to announce that Tune-Yards will be hosting a musical fundraiser THIS SATURDAY, December 12th! The event will be on YouTube, FB Live, and Twitch. TIME OUT WITH TUNE-YARDS AND FRIENDS a meditative fundraiser for East Bay Meditation Center Featuring Maria Jose Montijo, DJ […]

“EBMC has saved my life…” Season of Gratitude Continues with Cynthia Gutierrez!

Today we bring you a Gratitude Story from Cynthia Gutierrez, a member of the POC Sangha and a graduate of Practice in Transformative Action (PiTA). Cynthia reflects on the ways that EBMC calls us to be our whole selves. During our Season of Gratitude, we are raising $25,000 to ensure that EBMC continues to be […]