The EBMC Program Committee is accepting applications for new members. Apply here, and contact programs at eastbaymeditation dot org with any questions.
Save the Date, Sangha Friends! We’re excited to announce our Spring Fundraiser on Monday, April 22nd with the wise and wonderful Tara Brach. This event will be held at beautiful Herbst Theater in San Francisco (ASL interpretation provided & ADA accessible). Tickets coming soon!
To wrap up a beautiful series of Gratitude Stories, EBMC’s own Event Director Candi Martinez-Carthen shares her experience with feeling genuinely seen in Sangha: In Fall of 2012, my dear friend Nayomi invited me to meditate with her on a Thursday evening in downtown Oakland. Having admired her meditation practice, I jumped at the opportunity, intrigued further […]
In this week’s Season Of Gratitude, Leadership Sangha member and teacher Crystal Johnson reflects on how practices for liberation require tackling the messy… EBMC is a place that challenges and holds me at the same time. I first came to EBMC’s Friday night practice group, now called Maha Sangha, shortly after the center’s doors opened in 2008. […]
Dear Sangha Family,Can you envision a world beyond capitalism?For us, it starts with the Buddha’s first teaching that generosity is an essential component of spiritual freedom. When you visit or support EBMC, you also participate in this practice of generosity through our financial model: Gift Economics. This radically inclusive giving model ensures our programs are accessible to all. By offering […]
From protests in San Francisco to the cushion at EBMC, Sangha member and teacher René Rivera shares their journey finding a place of refuge for our Season Of Gratitude: By the time I was five years old I had lived at least a dozen places. By the time I graduated from high school I had […]
In this week’s Season Of Gratitude, EBMC Sangha member and teacher Melvin Escobar shares his experience with the potential to transform trauma through connection in Sangha: In this week’s Season Of Gratitude, EBMC Sangha member and teacher Melvin Escobar shares his experience with the potential to transform trauma through connection in Sangha: What’s in your […]
Dear Sangha, We are grateful and thrilled to announce that a generous Sangha member has offered to match all gifts to EBMC, up to $10,000! Between now and the end of the year, you can double the impact of your generosity to EBMC dollar for dollar. As we enter our Season of Gratitude at EBMC, […]
Sangha, let’s take care of one another! Here’s a regularly updated list of where you can find respirator masks in the Bay Area. Thank you to CompassPoint for guiding us to this list.