“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 […]

Season of Gratitude Kicks Off with Drew Ollero

We’re excited to kick off our 2020 Season of Gratitude with a story from Sangha member Drew Ollero! Drew is part of the Alphabet and People of Color Sangha, and a graduate of Practice in Transformative Action (PiTA 8). Drew reflects on the interconnectedness of his practice with his intersecting identities… “Do you want to […]

Covid Relief Fund: Committed to Our Collective Well Being

We feel so fortunate to be the intermediary between generous donors and members of our sangha who need financial support at this time. We are now accepting applications for our Covid-19 relief fund and we encourage sangha members in need to apply by  November 30th, 2020.           

We Are Hiring!

Wednesday, October 28th 2020: East Bay Meditation Center is currently hiring for an Event Coordinator and Practice Group Liaison! This is a salaried, part time position. Click here to read full job description.  Interested parties are invited to send their cover letter and resume to the contact listed on the job description. The first review […]

BIPOC-Centered Support for Election Season Stress

East Bay Meditation Center is gearing up to support our communities during this tense election season with thoughtful programming designed to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We recognize the ways that historic systemic oppression has marginalized many in our Sangha, especially the legacies of slavery that have resulted in the modern day police […]

Congratulations to Our Graduating Teachers!

#EBMCOakland congratulates our teachers Amana Brembry Johnson, Noliwe Alexander, Carol Cano, JD Doyle, Konda Mason, Louije Kim, and Victoria Cary upon their graduation on Sept. 11, 2020 from the four-year Spirit Rock Dharma Teacher and Spiritual Leadership Program.

APPLICATIONS OPEN for Board of Directors (the Leadership Sangha) at EBMC

Do you feel moved to serve on the board of directors of East Bay Meditation Center? Thank you, and we’d like to hear more!  August 31, 2020 is the deadline for application for the EBMC Leadership Sangha (board), also known as the LSangha.  More info and application form here:  https://bit.ly/3fS0BiV . To see who’s on the […]

East Bay Meditation Center Statement on Black Lives Matter

East Bay Meditation Center Statement on Black Lives Matter June 25, 2020   “Our inability as a nation to honor the theft of these lands and the building of wealth, power and privilege on the countless backs and graves of Black people is our most significant obstacle to being at peace with ourselves, thus with […]

Open Letter from East Bay Meditation Center’s Core Teachers

May 30, 2020 As Core Teachers at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, California, we condemn police violence and the ongoing systematic abuse and killing of Black, Brown, and Indigenous people, and members of other target populations. These abuses are manifestations of centuries of patriarchy and white supremacy which have institutionalized the oppression of […]

Teen Circle: Online Meditation for Teens Age 14-19!

“Sometimes when I feel alone, I get into an internal narrative where I tell myself that no one can understand what I’m going through. I start to believe that I can’t connect to anyone. The practices I’ve learned at EBMC Teen Circle have been a gateway into my ability to step out of that cycle. […]