Announcing the EBMC Maha Sangha

Announcing EBMC’s: Maha Sangha for All People & Communities Creating Freedom in Community Every Friday night at EBMC, 6:30-8:30pm (starting January 6). Beginning January 6th, 2017, Fridays will feature a […]

By Showing up in a Different Way, I Can Create Change

There is so much trauma in social justice spaces, including my own, and I have realized that developing the ability to apply mindfulness practice, to see things clearly, without judgment, […]

With So Much Uncertainty in the World, We Have a Place of Refuge

When I think about the times ahead of us right now, the political uncertainty and anxiety about what is to come, I feel tremendous gratitude for EBMC. As the election […]

Our Family Would Not Exist Without EBMC!

Wonder (萬德) would not exist if it were not for EBMC!  Wonder is our exuberant, four-year-old child who loves to run and run and run when he is at EBMC.  […]

I found someplace to meditate in Oakland—and it’s all about diversity!

When I found EBMC, I was looking for a place where I could meditate with others, not out of any desire to engage with Buddhist practice, but just to concentrate […]

From Uncertainty to Purpose, EBMC Is There for Me

In my two years of finding community at EBMC it has been many things to me: a place of self-discovery; a center of healing; and a training ground for sharing […]

A Grieving Heart Brought Me to EBMC

It was actually heartbreak that first brought me to EBMC. I was going through several major transitions at the time: I was ending a very loving and intense relationship, contemplating […]

The Search for Safety & the Three Refuges: A Daylong for People of Color

DECEMBER 17 @ 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM with Larry Yang and Louije Kim Register here All beings wish to be happy, to enjoy safety and a sense of well-being. […]

EBMC Sangha Supporting the Water Protectors of Standing Rock

Many of you are involved in efforts to support the water protectors at Standing Rock, standing with indigenous nations in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Many of you have […]

EBMC Open for Refuge, Wed. Nov. 9, 2016

9am – 5pm, a contemplative space of courageous compassion Tuesday November 8, 2016 PLEASE SHARE. Wed Nov 9, everyone seeking **refuge,** a quiet place to meditate and gather strength in […]