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East Bay Meditation Center

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285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
510-268-0696

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February 2020

Kapwa Flow for Maha Sangha (Movement Class)

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 28, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Led by Jessy Zapanta Kapwa means “togetherness” in Tagalog. Kapwa Flow invites you to embody what collective liberation might feel like, healing through self-care and energetic connection. Jessy will begin circle with a check in to support access needs and individual requests, followed by a grounding opening meditation. You will then be guided through a customized flow of trauma-releasing movements, self-focused bodywork, and stationary practices based on your personal capacity. Since class is dependent on the combined needs of participants, no…

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EBMC Maha Sangha

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Maha Sangha for All People & Communities Creating Freedom in Community Every Friday night at EBMC, 7:00 – 8:30pm. The EBMC Maha Sangha for All People and Communities is a meditation and dharma group with an emphasis on radical inclusivity and social justice. Maha is a Pali word meaning whole, great, larger/largest, deepest, and Sangha is a Pali word for community, or community of practitioners. Together, these words represent a place where all people and communities are warmly invited to…

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Honoring our Ancestors

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

For Self Identified People of Color  Led by Dr. Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John and Shahara Godfrey Join us in this day long, where we reclaim our birth right of the mindfulness of breathing, and Loving kindness, to call in the ancestors, who walked before us, and paved the way so that we could begin to heal from the ills of world. Bring a photo preferably and if not a photo something that evokes one of your ancestors. Bring a poem, or…

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The Joy of Recovery: Recovery Doesn’t Have to be a Drag

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Dr. Vimalasara Valerie Mason-John and Shahara Godfrey Open to all - a retreat for anyone who has or is struggling with addictive, compulsive, obsessive behaviours. For anyone who wants more of a peaceful, quiet mind. Join us in this day long, and lean into the fruits of having freedom from the prison of our minds. Joy is the third stage of the spiral path. The first is suffering, and those of us with addictions and compulsive, obsessive behaviours know about…

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Every Body Every Mind Sangha

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 29, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Every Body Every Mind Sangha is a weekly practice group for people living with disabilities, limitations, differences and chronic illnesses. Sundays 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Please come and take part in this time to meditate, share our lives and support with each other, and learn more about the dharma. There is no need to register for these weekly meetings, just come and share this path together! Teachers include Charlie Johnson, Deb Kerr, Mushim Ikeda and others. For more info,…

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Trans* & Genderqueer/Gender Variant peer-led Deep Refuge group

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Trans* and Gender Queer/Gender Variant Deep Refuge Group Fourth Mondays at EBMC 6:30-8:00 PM (This is a bi-weekly group. Learn more below.) Refuge for us means this group is led by Trans* and Gender Queer/Gender Variant facilitators, for people who identify as Trans* and/or Gender Queer/Gender Variant. Our goal is to provide a safe and welcoming space for all folks with these identities/experiences who are interested in practicing and exploring Insight/Vipassana meditation; the observation of one’s mental and physical sensations,…

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Trust the Struggles: Making Peace with the Five Hindrances to Mindfulness

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until February 24, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Melvin Escobar Why’s it so hard to meditate!? This question is as old as the practice. Join us for this class series that gets to the root of our struggles: The Five Obstacles. We’ll learn ways to work with these “hindrances” guided by Buddhist teachings, contemporary psychological frameworks and an understanding of structural oppression. Through talks, interactive exercises, stationary and gentle moving meditation, and recommendations for home practice, participants will gain awareness on how to use each of the…

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Embodying Karuna: Access Centered Yoga Class

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Jess Dene Schlesinger Karuna Flow is a Trauma-Informed and "Access-Centered" Yoga class— centering access for all bodies and minds. Connecting breath with movement, we will be invited to embody Karuna (compassion) for our complete selves, reminded that all bodies and minds are perfect and whole as is. Each class will focus on regulating our nervous systems, gentle alignment, connecting to the earth, developing resiliency, and embodying compassion for all living beings. Drop In Format. No Advance Registration Required. Please…

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Alphabet Sangha

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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A meditation group for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Same-Gender Loving, and Two-Spirit communities. Because that’s such a mouthful, we call ourselves the Alphabet Sangha. Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30 pm For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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Midday Sangha

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:35 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 27, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 27, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 26, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Midday Sangha at EBMC Wednesdays at Noon! Join our peer-led multicultural sangha for silent meditation practice and community building. Every Wednesday 12:00 – 12:45   Silent sitting, standing or lying down meditation with optional walking meditation. 12:45 – 1:35     Potluck lunch with facilitated conversation about our practice and being the dharma in the world Midday Sangha Coordinating Committee: Bang Nguyen, Darren Lee Brown, emiko yoshikami, Karen Jackson, Marge Sussman and Yvette Flores

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Buddha’s 4 Big Truths: Liberation from Suffering

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 26, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

A four class series with Mushim Ikeda  Why do we suffer? How can we be released from suffering? The Buddha’s first teaching after his Enlightenment is called the Four Truths for Noble Ones. These form the foundation of Buddhist life and understanding. The four “big” truths address human suffering and oppression, analyze their root causes, and describe a path of liberation from human suffering that is both profound and practical. Dharma talks, interactive exercises, journaling, meditation and optional readings. Beginners…

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Teen Circle

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Raul Betancourt, Sarwang Parikh, Sara Oakes, Louije Kim and Anthony “T” Maes EBMC Teen Circle is a weekly meditation group for teens, ages 14-19 Our focus is on creating deeper relationships with ourselves and each other, having fun, getting real and supporting each other. Learn mindfulness meditation and explore the dharma (Buddhist teachings) in creative experiential ways. No experience necessary. We are committed to maintaining a sangha (community) that is welcoming to people of all identities, cultures and backgrounds.…

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People of Color Yoga

February 27 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Weekly Yoga Practice for Self Identified People of Color led by Satya de la Paz 5:45PM - 6:45PM Build strength and flexibility while cultivating mindfulness in this all levels hatha yoga class. Each class has a unique, inspiring theme and personalized instruction that will leave you feeling joyous and rejuvenated. No registration required. No mat or special clothes required. Please arrive Fragrance / Scent Free. 

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People of Color Sangha

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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The People of Color Sangha is a growing tribe of people of color waking up and getting free! Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 PM For more information, visit the: POC SANGHA WEBSITE

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Kapwa Flow for Maha Sangha (Movement Class)

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 28, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Led by Jessy Zapanta Kapwa means “togetherness” in Tagalog. Kapwa Flow invites you to embody what collective liberation might feel like, healing through self-care and energetic connection. Jessy will begin circle with a check in to support access needs and individual requests, followed by a grounding opening meditation. You will then be guided through a customized flow of trauma-releasing movements, self-focused bodywork, and stationary practices based on your personal capacity. Since class is dependent on the combined needs of participants, no…

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EBMC Maha Sangha

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Maha Sangha for All People & Communities Creating Freedom in Community Every Friday night at EBMC, 7:00 – 8:30pm. The EBMC Maha Sangha for All People and Communities is a meditation and dharma group with an emphasis on radical inclusivity and social justice. Maha is a Pali word meaning whole, great, larger/largest, deepest, and Sangha is a Pali word for community, or community of practitioners. Together, these words represent a place where all people and communities are warmly invited to…

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Compassionate Dharma Deep Refuge: 8 Step Recovery Buddhist Meeting

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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The last Saturday of every month at EBMC, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Beginning Saturday, February 24th, 2018, and continuing on the last Saturday of every month, EBMC offers a Recovery, Deep Refuge Buddhist meeting with a focus on ways to heal addiction. Based on the Eight Steps to Recovery developed by Dr. Mason-John M.A (hon.doc) and Dr Groves, we believe this inclusive approach can build a solid foundation for those at any level of recovery and for those who have yet to seek…

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March 2020

Every Body Every Mind Sangha

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 29, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Every Body Every Mind Sangha is a weekly practice group for people living with disabilities, limitations, differences and chronic illnesses. Sundays 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Please come and take part in this time to meditate, share our lives and support with each other, and learn more about the dharma. There is no need to register for these weekly meetings, just come and share this path together! Teachers include Charlie Johnson, Deb Kerr, Mushim Ikeda and others. For more info,…

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Embodying Karuna: Access Centered Yoga Class

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Jess Dene Schlesinger Karuna Flow is a Trauma-Informed and "Access-Centered" Yoga class— centering access for all bodies and minds. Connecting breath with movement, we will be invited to embody Karuna (compassion) for our complete selves, reminded that all bodies and minds are perfect and whole as is. Each class will focus on regulating our nervous systems, gentle alignment, connecting to the earth, developing resiliency, and embodying compassion for all living beings. Drop In Format. No Advance Registration Required. Please…

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Alphabet Sangha

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map

A meditation group for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Same-Gender Loving, and Two-Spirit communities. Because that’s such a mouthful, we call ourselves the Alphabet Sangha. Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30 pm For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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The Buddha’s “How to” Guide to a Life of Happiness and Well-being

March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Mushim Ikeda Everyone wants to live and be happy, yet human life is marked by suffering. Many are intimately and historically affected by social injustice, and we all experience loss of what is dear to us, sickness, aging, and death. How do we develop wisdom (insight) and spiritual strength (a practice that sustains us during the hard times)? The Buddha’s teaching of the Eightfold Path is a roadmap for a life well-lived. This class series will include interactive exercises,…

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Teen Circle

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Raul Betancourt, Sarwang Parikh, Sara Oakes, Louije Kim and Anthony “T” Maes EBMC Teen Circle is a weekly meditation group for teens, ages 14-19 Our focus is on creating deeper relationships with ourselves and each other, having fun, getting real and supporting each other. Learn mindfulness meditation and explore the dharma (Buddhist teachings) in creative experiential ways. No experience necessary. We are committed to maintaining a sangha (community) that is welcoming to people of all identities, cultures and backgrounds.…

Find out more »

People of Color Yoga

March 5 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map

Weekly Yoga Practice for Self Identified People of Color led by Satya de la Paz 5:45PM - 6:45PM Build strength and flexibility while cultivating mindfulness in this all levels hatha yoga class. Each class has a unique, inspiring theme and personalized instruction that will leave you feeling joyous and rejuvenated. No registration required. No mat or special clothes required. Please arrive Fragrance / Scent Free. 

Find out more »

People of Color Sangha

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map

The People of Color Sangha is a growing tribe of people of color waking up and getting free! Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 PM For more information, visit the: POC SANGHA WEBSITE

Find out more »

EBMC Maha Sangha

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Maha Sangha for All People & Communities Creating Freedom in Community Every Friday night at EBMC, 7:00 – 8:30pm. The EBMC Maha Sangha for All People and Communities is a meditation and dharma group with an emphasis on radical inclusivity and social justice. Maha is a Pali word meaning whole, great, larger/largest, deepest, and Sangha is a Pali word for community, or community of practitioners. Together, these words represent a place where all people and communities are warmly invited to…

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Taming Anxiety for People of Color

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Rev. Liên Shutt  Does your mind seem to “be all over the place”? Do you find yourself worrying a lot? Do you feel easily overwhelmed and filled with anxiety? Do you obsess about “shoulds’” and “coulds’” and, therefore, find it hard to focus? Buddhist teachings and meditation practices have long addressed ways to be with such emotions and thoughts. In this one-day, we will gather and to learn ways in which we can work with worry and anxiety. You’ll learn…

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Family Practice: Opening the Heart Through The Buddha’s Teachings

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Lev White, Keisha Turner, Eve Decker, Jessy Zapanta, Julie Goeshe, Vickie Chang and Michele KuFor Children Ages 0-13 and Family / Caregivers We invite you to come and be a part of the diverse family sangha at EBMC. We welcome families with babies, toddlers, and children up to age 12. Children under 5 will need to have a parent/caregiver stay with them. We gather to create a safe refuge to share the joys and the challenges of parenting by…

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Every Body Every Mind Sangha

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 29, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Every Body Every Mind Sangha is a weekly practice group for people living with disabilities, limitations, differences and chronic illnesses. Sundays 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Please come and take part in this time to meditate, share our lives and support with each other, and learn more about the dharma. There is no need to register for these weekly meetings, just come and share this path together! Teachers include Charlie Johnson, Deb Kerr, Mushim Ikeda and others. For more info,…

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Social Justice Lunchtime Sangha — peer-led Deep Refuge group

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Join us second Tuesdays at lunchtime starting on December 13th, 2016, from 12pm to 1pm at EBMC. This practice group will include a twenty five minute meditation period and time to be in community with organizers and activists-- deepening our commitment to community and movements for justice and liberation. This peer-led Deep Refuge group is led by Christine Cordero, director of the Center for Story Based Strategy and Amanda Ream, EBMC LSangha member and union organizer. Both are graduates of…

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Embodying Karuna: Access Centered Yoga Class

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Jess Dene Schlesinger Karuna Flow is a Trauma-Informed and "Access-Centered" Yoga class— centering access for all bodies and minds. Connecting breath with movement, we will be invited to embody Karuna (compassion) for our complete selves, reminded that all bodies and minds are perfect and whole as is. Each class will focus on regulating our nervous systems, gentle alignment, connecting to the earth, developing resiliency, and embodying compassion for all living beings. Drop In Format. No Advance Registration Required. Please…

Find out more »

Alphabet Sangha

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map

A meditation group for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Same-Gender Loving, and Two-Spirit communities. Because that’s such a mouthful, we call ourselves the Alphabet Sangha. Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30 pm For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

Find out more »

The Buddha’s “How to” Guide to a Life of Happiness and Well-being

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Mushim Ikeda Everyone wants to live and be happy, yet human life is marked by suffering. Many are intimately and historically affected by social injustice, and we all experience loss of what is dear to us, sickness, aging, and death. How do we develop wisdom (insight) and spiritual strength (a practice that sustains us during the hard times)? The Buddha’s teaching of the Eightfold Path is a roadmap for a life well-lived. This class series will include interactive exercises,…

Find out more »

Teen Circle

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Raul Betancourt, Sarwang Parikh, Sara Oakes, Louije Kim and Anthony “T” Maes EBMC Teen Circle is a weekly meditation group for teens, ages 14-19 Our focus is on creating deeper relationships with ourselves and each other, having fun, getting real and supporting each other. Learn mindfulness meditation and explore the dharma (Buddhist teachings) in creative experiential ways. No experience necessary. We are committed to maintaining a sangha (community) that is welcoming to people of all identities, cultures and backgrounds.…

Find out more »

People of Color Yoga

March 12 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map

Weekly Yoga Practice for Self Identified People of Color led by Satya de la Paz 5:45PM - 6:45PM Build strength and flexibility while cultivating mindfulness in this all levels hatha yoga class. Each class has a unique, inspiring theme and personalized instruction that will leave you feeling joyous and rejuvenated. No registration required. No mat or special clothes required. Please arrive Fragrance / Scent Free. 

Find out more »

People of Color Sangha

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map

The People of Color Sangha is a growing tribe of people of color waking up and getting free! Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 PM For more information, visit the: POC SANGHA WEBSITE

Find out more »

EBMC Maha Sangha

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map

Maha Sangha for All People & Communities Creating Freedom in Community Every Friday night at EBMC, 7:00 – 8:30pm. The EBMC Maha Sangha for All People and Communities is a meditation and dharma group with an emphasis on radical inclusivity and social justice. Maha is a Pali word meaning whole, great, larger/largest, deepest, and Sangha is a Pali word for community, or community of practitioners. Together, these words represent a place where all people and communities are warmly invited to…

Find out more »

Multiracial Peer-Led Deep Refuge Group

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

One event on December 9, 2017 at 9:30 am

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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The Multiracial Deep Refuge Group is a monthly exploratory Deep Refuge Group for and by people who identify as multiracial. Our meetings include periods of mindfulness meditation and sharing of narratives and perspectives as we come together to be seen and to see one another. By sitting and exploring our own unique stories, we can come to know and care for the common threads that bind us together. Our collective work bravely expands the narrative that informs multiracial experience today.…

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Every Body Every Mind Sangha

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 29, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Every Body Every Mind Sangha is a weekly practice group for people living with disabilities, limitations, differences and chronic illnesses. Sundays 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Please come and take part in this time to meditate, share our lives and support with each other, and learn more about the dharma. There is no need to register for these weekly meetings, just come and share this path together! Teachers include Charlie Johnson, Deb Kerr, Mushim Ikeda and others. For more info,…

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Uprooting Patriarchy: Centering the Heart and Building Resilience

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until March 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

For people who identify as men, or who have been socialized male with Kevin Martin and Baruch Golden  Class series explores how we carry patriarchy, what is it, and what is its' impact on us.   Each class will ground in the collective wisdom of the group. Our practice will place emphasis on self focus, accountability, and creating an equitable space with collective participation.  Space is limited and registration is requested.  Cost: There is no registration fee for attending this…

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Embodying Karuna: Access Centered Yoga Class

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Jess Dene Schlesinger Karuna Flow is a Trauma-Informed and "Access-Centered" Yoga class— centering access for all bodies and minds. Connecting breath with movement, we will be invited to embody Karuna (compassion) for our complete selves, reminded that all bodies and minds are perfect and whole as is. Each class will focus on regulating our nervous systems, gentle alignment, connecting to the earth, developing resiliency, and embodying compassion for all living beings. Drop In Format. No Advance Registration Required. Please…

Find out more »

Alphabet Sangha

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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A meditation group for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Same-Gender Loving, and Two-Spirit communities. Because that’s such a mouthful, we call ourselves the Alphabet Sangha. Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30 pm For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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The Buddha’s “How to” Guide to a Life of Happiness and Well-being

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Mushim Ikeda Everyone wants to live and be happy, yet human life is marked by suffering. Many are intimately and historically affected by social injustice, and we all experience loss of what is dear to us, sickness, aging, and death. How do we develop wisdom (insight) and spiritual strength (a practice that sustains us during the hard times)? The Buddha’s teaching of the Eightfold Path is a roadmap for a life well-lived. This class series will include interactive exercises,…

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Teen Circle

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Raul Betancourt, Sarwang Parikh, Sara Oakes, Louije Kim and Anthony “T” Maes EBMC Teen Circle is a weekly meditation group for teens, ages 14-19 Our focus is on creating deeper relationships with ourselves and each other, having fun, getting real and supporting each other. Learn mindfulness meditation and explore the dharma (Buddhist teachings) in creative experiential ways. No experience necessary. We are committed to maintaining a sangha (community) that is welcoming to people of all identities, cultures and backgrounds.…

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People of Color Yoga

March 19 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Weekly Yoga Practice for Self Identified People of Color led by Satya de la Paz 5:45PM - 6:45PM Build strength and flexibility while cultivating mindfulness in this all levels hatha yoga class. Each class has a unique, inspiring theme and personalized instruction that will leave you feeling joyous and rejuvenated. No registration required. No mat or special clothes required. Please arrive Fragrance / Scent Free. 

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People of Color Sangha

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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The People of Color Sangha is a growing tribe of people of color waking up and getting free! Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 PM For more information, visit the: POC SANGHA WEBSITE

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EBMC Maha Sangha

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Maha Sangha for All People & Communities Creating Freedom in Community Every Friday night at EBMC, 7:00 – 8:30pm. The EBMC Maha Sangha for All People and Communities is a meditation and dharma group with an emphasis on radical inclusivity and social justice. Maha is a Pali word meaning whole, great, larger/largest, deepest, and Sangha is a Pali word for community, or community of practitioners. Together, these words represent a place where all people and communities are warmly invited to…

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Tender Self-Care in the Midst of Pain

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Mushim Ikeda and Kenji Oshima A Daylong for People Living with Disability, Illness or Chronic Pain In this daylong meditation retreat, we will explore the possibility of finding space and ease, even while dealing with painful conditions of body or mind. Mindfulness and sangha are powerful tools for finding ways of working with pain, for lessening isolation, and for increasing our compassion, both for our own pain, and for the pain of others. There will be guided and silent…

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Every Body Every Mind Sangha

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 29, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Every Body Every Mind Sangha is a weekly practice group for people living with disabilities, limitations, differences and chronic illnesses. Sundays 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Please come and take part in this time to meditate, share our lives and support with each other, and learn more about the dharma. There is no need to register for these weekly meetings, just come and share this path together! Teachers include Charlie Johnson, Deb Kerr, Mushim Ikeda and others. For more info,…

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Trans* & Genderqueer/Gender Variant peer-led Deep Refuge group

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Trans* and Gender Queer/Gender Variant Deep Refuge Group Fourth Mondays at EBMC 6:30-8:00 PM (This is a bi-weekly group. Learn more below.) Refuge for us means this group is led by Trans* and Gender Queer/Gender Variant facilitators, for people who identify as Trans* and/or Gender Queer/Gender Variant. Our goal is to provide a safe and welcoming space for all folks with these identities/experiences who are interested in practicing and exploring Insight/Vipassana meditation; the observation of one’s mental and physical sensations,…

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Uprooting Patriarchy: Centering the Heart and Building Resilience

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until March 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

For people who identify as men, or who have been socialized male with Kevin Martin and Baruch Golden  Class series explores how we carry patriarchy, what is it, and what is its' impact on us.   Each class will ground in the collective wisdom of the group. Our practice will place emphasis on self focus, accountability, and creating an equitable space with collective participation.  Space is limited and registration is requested.  Cost: There is no registration fee for attending this…

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Embodying Karuna: Access Centered Yoga Class

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Jess Dene Schlesinger Karuna Flow is a Trauma-Informed and "Access-Centered" Yoga class— centering access for all bodies and minds. Connecting breath with movement, we will be invited to embody Karuna (compassion) for our complete selves, reminded that all bodies and minds are perfect and whole as is. Each class will focus on regulating our nervous systems, gentle alignment, connecting to the earth, developing resiliency, and embodying compassion for all living beings. Drop In Format. No Advance Registration Required. Please…

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Alphabet Sangha

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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A meditation group for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Same-Gender Loving, and Two-Spirit communities. Because that’s such a mouthful, we call ourselves the Alphabet Sangha. Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30 pm For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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The Buddha’s “How to” Guide to a Life of Happiness and Well-being

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Mushim Ikeda Everyone wants to live and be happy, yet human life is marked by suffering. Many are intimately and historically affected by social injustice, and we all experience loss of what is dear to us, sickness, aging, and death. How do we develop wisdom (insight) and spiritual strength (a practice that sustains us during the hard times)? The Buddha’s teaching of the Eightfold Path is a roadmap for a life well-lived. This class series will include interactive exercises,…

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Teen Circle

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Raul Betancourt, Sarwang Parikh, Sara Oakes, Louije Kim and Anthony “T” Maes EBMC Teen Circle is a weekly meditation group for teens, ages 14-19 Our focus is on creating deeper relationships with ourselves and each other, having fun, getting real and supporting each other. Learn mindfulness meditation and explore the dharma (Buddhist teachings) in creative experiential ways. No experience necessary. We are committed to maintaining a sangha (community) that is welcoming to people of all identities, cultures and backgrounds.…

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People of Color Yoga

March 26 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Weekly Yoga Practice for Self Identified People of Color led by Satya de la Paz 5:45PM - 6:45PM Build strength and flexibility while cultivating mindfulness in this all levels hatha yoga class. Each class has a unique, inspiring theme and personalized instruction that will leave you feeling joyous and rejuvenated. No registration required. No mat or special clothes required. Please arrive Fragrance / Scent Free. 

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People of Color Sangha

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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The People of Color Sangha is a growing tribe of people of color waking up and getting free! Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 PM For more information, visit the: POC SANGHA WEBSITE

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EBMC Maha Sangha

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Maha Sangha for All People & Communities Creating Freedom in Community Every Friday night at EBMC, 7:00 – 8:30pm. The EBMC Maha Sangha for All People and Communities is a meditation and dharma group with an emphasis on radical inclusivity and social justice. Maha is a Pali word meaning whole, great, larger/largest, deepest, and Sangha is a Pali word for community, or community of practitioners. Together, these words represent a place where all people and communities are warmly invited to…

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EVERYDAY EQUITY: Awakening Power, Love, and Justice

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Renato Almanzor  Everyday Equity is both a realization of and an agenda for social justice and community well-being. This program offers perspectives, principles and practices toward awakening power, love and justice. The workshop is not just an individual path, we will also catalyze interpersonal and collective transformation through experiential activities including journaling, mindful stationary & movement meditation, and small & whole group conversations. Since we will examine oppression and “ill-being,” we will explore our stories of personal, interpersonal and…

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Compassionate Dharma Deep Refuge: 8 Step Recovery Buddhist Meeting

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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The last Saturday of every month at EBMC, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Beginning Saturday, February 24th, 2018, and continuing on the last Saturday of every month, EBMC offers a Recovery, Deep Refuge Buddhist meeting with a focus on ways to heal addiction. Based on the Eight Steps to Recovery developed by Dr. Mason-John M.A (hon.doc) and Dr Groves, we believe this inclusive approach can build a solid foundation for those at any level of recovery and for those who have yet to seek…

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Every Body Every Mind Sangha

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 29, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Every Body Every Mind Sangha is a weekly practice group for people living with disabilities, limitations, differences and chronic illnesses. Sundays 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Please come and take part in this time to meditate, share our lives and support with each other, and learn more about the dharma. There is no need to register for these weekly meetings, just come and share this path together! Teachers include Charlie Johnson, Deb Kerr, Mushim Ikeda and others. For more info,…

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Uprooting Patriarchy: Centering the Heart and Building Resilience

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until March 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

For people who identify as men, or who have been socialized male with Kevin Martin and Baruch Golden  Class series explores how we carry patriarchy, what is it, and what is its' impact on us.   Each class will ground in the collective wisdom of the group. Our practice will place emphasis on self focus, accountability, and creating an equitable space with collective participation.  Space is limited and registration is requested.  Cost: There is no registration fee for attending this…

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Embodying Karuna: Access Centered Yoga Class

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Jess Dene Schlesinger Karuna Flow is a Trauma-Informed and "Access-Centered" Yoga class— centering access for all bodies and minds. Connecting breath with movement, we will be invited to embody Karuna (compassion) for our complete selves, reminded that all bodies and minds are perfect and whole as is. Each class will focus on regulating our nervous systems, gentle alignment, connecting to the earth, developing resiliency, and embodying compassion for all living beings. Drop In Format. No Advance Registration Required. Please…

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Alphabet Sangha

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map

A meditation group for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Same-Gender Loving, and Two-Spirit communities. Because that’s such a mouthful, we call ourselves the Alphabet Sangha. Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30 pm For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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April 2020

Calming the Heartmind: Practicing Love, Compassion, Joy & Equanimity

April 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 22, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Mushim Ikeda Part of EBMC's Core Buddhist Teachings: 5-Month Curriculum The Brahmaviharas (Divine Abodes), also called the Four Immeasurables, are Buddhist teachings and practices that help us to access dynamic calming, stilling, and healing mindbody states. As we cultivate the limitless qualities of loving goodwill, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity, in time we harvest true happiness, spiritual strength, and awakening insight. These practices are considered complementary to insight (mindfulness) meditation. Dharma talks, discussion, interactive exercises. Instruction provided for beginners…

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People of Color Yoga

April 2 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map

Weekly Yoga Practice for Self Identified People of Color led by Satya de la Paz 5:45PM - 6:45PM Build strength and flexibility while cultivating mindfulness in this all levels hatha yoga class. Each class has a unique, inspiring theme and personalized instruction that will leave you feeling joyous and rejuvenated. No registration required. No mat or special clothes required. Please arrive Fragrance / Scent Free. 

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People of Color Sangha

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map

The People of Color Sangha is a growing tribe of people of color waking up and getting free! Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 PM For more information, visit the: POC SANGHA WEBSITE

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EBMC Maha Sangha

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map

Maha Sangha for All People & Communities Creating Freedom in Community Every Friday night at EBMC, 7:00 – 8:30pm. The EBMC Maha Sangha for All People and Communities is a meditation and dharma group with an emphasis on radical inclusivity and social justice. Maha is a Pali word meaning whole, great, larger/largest, deepest, and Sangha is a Pali word for community, or community of practitioners. Together, these words represent a place where all people and communities are warmly invited to…

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You & Your Finances: A Compassionate Approach

April 4 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

For Self Identified People of Color & Multiracial Folks  with Mushim Ikeda & Deirel Marquez Perez What brings us joy and fulfillment, and how do we bring our finances into alignment? People of color / multiracial folks have a lot of power collectively to meet our goals! In this mindfulness-based half-day workshop, you’ll receive skilled support to mindfully explore your personal relationship to money, get information on collective models of community financial empowerment, and receive tools to build your savings,…

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Alphabet Sangha

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map

A meditation group for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Same-Gender Loving, and Two-Spirit communities. Because that’s such a mouthful, we call ourselves the Alphabet Sangha. Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30 pm For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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Calming the Heartmind: Practicing Love, Compassion, Joy & Equanimity

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 22, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Mushim Ikeda Part of EBMC's Core Buddhist Teachings: 5-Month Curriculum The Brahmaviharas (Divine Abodes), also called the Four Immeasurables, are Buddhist teachings and practices that help us to access dynamic calming, stilling, and healing mindbody states. As we cultivate the limitless qualities of loving goodwill, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity, in time we harvest true happiness, spiritual strength, and awakening insight. These practices are considered complementary to insight (mindfulness) meditation. Dharma talks, discussion, interactive exercises. Instruction provided for beginners…

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People of Color Yoga

April 9 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map

Weekly Yoga Practice for Self Identified People of Color led by Satya de la Paz 5:45PM - 6:45PM Build strength and flexibility while cultivating mindfulness in this all levels hatha yoga class. Each class has a unique, inspiring theme and personalized instruction that will leave you feeling joyous and rejuvenated. No registration required. No mat or special clothes required. Please arrive Fragrance / Scent Free. 

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People of Color Sangha

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map

The People of Color Sangha is a growing tribe of people of color waking up and getting free! Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 PM For more information, visit the: POC SANGHA WEBSITE

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EBMC Maha Sangha

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map

Maha Sangha for All People & Communities Creating Freedom in Community Every Friday night at EBMC, 7:00 – 8:30pm. The EBMC Maha Sangha for All People and Communities is a meditation and dharma group with an emphasis on radical inclusivity and social justice. Maha is a Pali word meaning whole, great, larger/largest, deepest, and Sangha is a Pali word for community, or community of practitioners. Together, these words represent a place where all people and communities are warmly invited to…

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Multiracial Peer-Led Deep Refuge Group

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

One event on December 9, 2017 at 9:30 am

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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The Multiracial Deep Refuge Group is a monthly exploratory Deep Refuge Group for and by people who identify as multiracial. Our meetings include periods of mindfulness meditation and sharing of narratives and perspectives as we come together to be seen and to see one another. By sitting and exploring our own unique stories, we can come to know and care for the common threads that bind us together. Our collective work bravely expands the narrative that informs multiracial experience today.…

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Multiracial Peer-Led Deep Refuge Group

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

One event on December 9, 2017 at 9:30 am

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map

The Multiracial Deep Refuge Group is a monthly exploratory Deep Refuge Group for and by people who identify as multiracial. Our meetings include periods of mindfulness meditation and sharing of narratives and perspectives as we come together to be seen and to see one another. By sitting and exploring our own unique stories, we can come to know and care for the common threads that bind us together. Our collective work bravely expands the narrative that informs multiracial experience today.…

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Social Justice Lunchtime Sangha — peer-led Deep Refuge group

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Join us second Tuesdays at lunchtime starting on December 13th, 2016, from 12pm to 1pm at EBMC. This practice group will include a twenty five minute meditation period and time to be in community with organizers and activists-- deepening our commitment to community and movements for justice and liberation. This peer-led Deep Refuge group is led by Christine Cordero, director of the Center for Story Based Strategy and Amanda Ream, EBMC LSangha member and union organizer. Both are graduates of…

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Alphabet Sangha

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map

A meditation group for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Same-Gender Loving, and Two-Spirit communities. Because that’s such a mouthful, we call ourselves the Alphabet Sangha. Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30 pm For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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Calming the Heartmind: Practicing Love, Compassion, Joy & Equanimity

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 22, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Mushim Ikeda Part of EBMC's Core Buddhist Teachings: 5-Month Curriculum The Brahmaviharas (Divine Abodes), also called the Four Immeasurables, are Buddhist teachings and practices that help us to access dynamic calming, stilling, and healing mindbody states. As we cultivate the limitless qualities of loving goodwill, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity, in time we harvest true happiness, spiritual strength, and awakening insight. These practices are considered complementary to insight (mindfulness) meditation. Dharma talks, discussion, interactive exercises. Instruction provided for beginners…

Find out more »

People of Color Yoga

April 16 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map

Weekly Yoga Practice for Self Identified People of Color led by Satya de la Paz 5:45PM - 6:45PM Build strength and flexibility while cultivating mindfulness in this all levels hatha yoga class. Each class has a unique, inspiring theme and personalized instruction that will leave you feeling joyous and rejuvenated. No registration required. No mat or special clothes required. Please arrive Fragrance / Scent Free. 

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People of Color Sangha

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map

The People of Color Sangha is a growing tribe of people of color waking up and getting free! Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 PM For more information, visit the: POC SANGHA WEBSITE

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EBMC Maha Sangha

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Maha Sangha for All People & Communities Creating Freedom in Community Every Friday night at EBMC, 7:00 – 8:30pm. The EBMC Maha Sangha for All People and Communities is a meditation and dharma group with an emphasis on radical inclusivity and social justice. Maha is a Pali word meaning whole, great, larger/largest, deepest, and Sangha is a Pali word for community, or community of practitioners. Together, these words represent a place where all people and communities are warmly invited to…

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Top Ten Meditation Tips (we wish we knew when we got started)

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Mushim Patricia Ikeda and David Foecke Join us for an exploration, with two of the co-founders of the East Bay Meditation Center, of ten key concepts, valuable for students of any form of silent meditation, to begin or deepen one's practice.  Space is limited and registration is requested.  Cost: There is no registration fee for attending this event, nor most EBMC events. However, EBMC is not independently funded. The Center and the teachers will be sustained only by your…

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Alphabet Sangha

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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A meditation group for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Same-Gender Loving, and Two-Spirit communities. Because that’s such a mouthful, we call ourselves the Alphabet Sangha. Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30 pm For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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Calming the Heartmind: Practicing Love, Compassion, Joy & Equanimity

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 22, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Mushim Ikeda Part of EBMC's Core Buddhist Teachings: 5-Month Curriculum The Brahmaviharas (Divine Abodes), also called the Four Immeasurables, are Buddhist teachings and practices that help us to access dynamic calming, stilling, and healing mindbody states. As we cultivate the limitless qualities of loving goodwill, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity, in time we harvest true happiness, spiritual strength, and awakening insight. These practices are considered complementary to insight (mindfulness) meditation. Dharma talks, discussion, interactive exercises. Instruction provided for beginners…

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People of Color Yoga

April 23 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Weekly Yoga Practice for Self Identified People of Color led by Satya de la Paz 5:45PM - 6:45PM Build strength and flexibility while cultivating mindfulness in this all levels hatha yoga class. Each class has a unique, inspiring theme and personalized instruction that will leave you feeling joyous and rejuvenated. No registration required. No mat or special clothes required. Please arrive Fragrance / Scent Free. 

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People of Color Sangha

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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The People of Color Sangha is a growing tribe of people of color waking up and getting free! Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 PM For more information, visit the: POC SANGHA WEBSITE

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EBMC Maha Sangha

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Maha Sangha for All People & Communities Creating Freedom in Community Every Friday night at EBMC, 7:00 – 8:30pm. The EBMC Maha Sangha for All People and Communities is a meditation and dharma group with an emphasis on radical inclusivity and social justice. Maha is a Pali word meaning whole, great, larger/largest, deepest, and Sangha is a Pali word for community, or community of practitioners. Together, these words represent a place where all people and communities are warmly invited to…

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Compassionate Dharma Deep Refuge: 8 Step Recovery Buddhist Meeting

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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The last Saturday of every month at EBMC, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Beginning Saturday, February 24th, 2018, and continuing on the last Saturday of every month, EBMC offers a Recovery, Deep Refuge Buddhist meeting with a focus on ways to heal addiction. Based on the Eight Steps to Recovery developed by Dr. Mason-John M.A (hon.doc) and Dr Groves, we believe this inclusive approach can build a solid foundation for those at any level of recovery and for those who have yet to seek…

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Trans* & Genderqueer/Gender Variant peer-led Deep Refuge group

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Trans* and Gender Queer/Gender Variant Deep Refuge Group Fourth Mondays at EBMC 6:30-8:00 PM (This is a bi-weekly group. Learn more below.) Refuge for us means this group is led by Trans* and Gender Queer/Gender Variant facilitators, for people who identify as Trans* and/or Gender Queer/Gender Variant. Our goal is to provide a safe and welcoming space for all folks with these identities/experiences who are interested in practicing and exploring Insight/Vipassana meditation; the observation of one’s mental and physical sensations,…

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Alphabet Sangha

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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A meditation group for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Same-Gender Loving, and Two-Spirit communities. Because that’s such a mouthful, we call ourselves the Alphabet Sangha. Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30 pm For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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People of Color Yoga

April 30 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Weekly Yoga Practice for Self Identified People of Color led by Satya de la Paz 5:45PM - 6:45PM Build strength and flexibility while cultivating mindfulness in this all levels hatha yoga class. Each class has a unique, inspiring theme and personalized instruction that will leave you feeling joyous and rejuvenated. No registration required. No mat or special clothes required. Please arrive Fragrance / Scent Free. 

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People of Color Sangha

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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The People of Color Sangha is a growing tribe of people of color waking up and getting free! Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 PM For more information, visit the: POC SANGHA WEBSITE

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May 2020

EBMC Maha Sangha

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Maha Sangha for All People & Communities Creating Freedom in Community Every Friday night at EBMC, 7:00 – 8:30pm. The EBMC Maha Sangha for All People and Communities is a meditation and dharma group with an emphasis on radical inclusivity and social justice. Maha is a Pali word meaning whole, great, larger/largest, deepest, and Sangha is a Pali word for community, or community of practitioners. Together, these words represent a place where all people and communities are warmly invited to…

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EBMC Maha Sangha

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Maha Sangha for All People & Communities Creating Freedom in Community Every Friday night at EBMC, 7:00 – 8:30pm. The EBMC Maha Sangha for All People and Communities is a meditation and dharma group with an emphasis on radical inclusivity and social justice. Maha is a Pali word meaning whole, great, larger/largest, deepest, and Sangha is a Pali word for community, or community of practitioners. Together, these words represent a place where all people and communities are warmly invited to…

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Multiracial Peer-Led Deep Refuge Group

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

One event on December 9, 2017 at 9:30 am

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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The Multiracial Deep Refuge Group is a monthly exploratory Deep Refuge Group for and by people who identify as multiracial. Our meetings include periods of mindfulness meditation and sharing of narratives and perspectives as we come together to be seen and to see one another. By sitting and exploring our own unique stories, we can come to know and care for the common threads that bind us together. Our collective work bravely expands the narrative that informs multiracial experience today.…

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Multiracial Peer-Led Deep Refuge Group

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

One event on December 9, 2017 at 9:30 am

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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The Multiracial Deep Refuge Group is a monthly exploratory Deep Refuge Group for and by people who identify as multiracial. Our meetings include periods of mindfulness meditation and sharing of narratives and perspectives as we come together to be seen and to see one another. By sitting and exploring our own unique stories, we can come to know and care for the common threads that bind us together. Our collective work bravely expands the narrative that informs multiracial experience today.…

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Social Justice Lunchtime Sangha — peer-led Deep Refuge group

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Join us second Tuesdays at lunchtime starting on December 13th, 2016, from 12pm to 1pm at EBMC. This practice group will include a twenty five minute meditation period and time to be in community with organizers and activists-- deepening our commitment to community and movements for justice and liberation. This peer-led Deep Refuge group is led by Christine Cordero, director of the Center for Story Based Strategy and Amanda Ream, EBMC LSangha member and union organizer. Both are graduates of…

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EBMC Maha Sangha

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Maha Sangha for All People & Communities Creating Freedom in Community Every Friday night at EBMC, 7:00 – 8:30pm. The EBMC Maha Sangha for All People and Communities is a meditation and dharma group with an emphasis on radical inclusivity and social justice. Maha is a Pali word meaning whole, great, larger/largest, deepest, and Sangha is a Pali word for community, or community of practitioners. Together, these words represent a place where all people and communities are warmly invited to…

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EBMC Maha Sangha

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Maha Sangha for All People & Communities Creating Freedom in Community Every Friday night at EBMC, 7:00 – 8:30pm. The EBMC Maha Sangha for All People and Communities is a meditation and dharma group with an emphasis on radical inclusivity and social justice. Maha is a Pali word meaning whole, great, larger/largest, deepest, and Sangha is a Pali word for community, or community of practitioners. Together, these words represent a place where all people and communities are warmly invited to…

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Trans* & Genderqueer/Gender Variant peer-led Deep Refuge group

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Trans* and Gender Queer/Gender Variant Deep Refuge Group Fourth Mondays at EBMC 6:30-8:00 PM (This is a bi-weekly group. Learn more below.) Refuge for us means this group is led by Trans* and Gender Queer/Gender Variant facilitators, for people who identify as Trans* and/or Gender Queer/Gender Variant. Our goal is to provide a safe and welcoming space for all folks with these identities/experiences who are interested in practicing and exploring Insight/Vipassana meditation; the observation of one’s mental and physical sensations,…

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