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. […]

COVID-19 Letter from Spiritual Teacher & Leadership Team: This is Important Now More Than Ever

Dear Beloved Communities: On behalf of the Spiritual Teacher & Leadership (STL) training program, the core teaching team extends our gratitude and appreciation to EBMC’s staff, volunteers, benefactors, and technical support in transitioning to the new on-line platform.  We extend deep gratitude to all our Sanghas for their devoted commitment to practice and continued support […]

Updated! EBMC Moving All Groups & Classes ONLINE ONLY

To ensure our community’s health and well-being, EBMC has now closed our center’s in-person meetings and is moving all of our Practice Groups, Programs / Classes, Deep Refuge Groups, Movement Classes and Retreats to ONLINE ONLY.  For our regular drop-in practice groups, please click HERE . [Please note that as of March 12, 2020 we’re still […]

EBMC and coronavirus

EBMC and coronavirus (COVID-19)  If you aren’t feeling well, with flu or cold-like symptoms such as coughing and sneezing, or you think you might have been exposed to flu or cold viruses, we ask that you please stay home until you feel better.     ” I am committed to cultivating the insight of interbeing […]

Season of Gratitude: Stu Jenkins

Today is the final day of our Season of Gratitude and we are SO CLOSE to reaching our end of year goal. We still need your support to raise the last $8.400 to get us all the way to $25,000! I didn’t discover this practice until I was in my late 60s, when a mindfulness meditation […]