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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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September 2020

ONLINE: People of Color Yoga

September 24 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 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. Zoom info: Information to be posted in POC Sangha Facebook group. Or email: satyabodyworks at gmail dot com To donate to the Teacher via Venmo use ID: @satyabodyworks To donate to…

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ONLINE: People of Color Sangha

September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 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 7:30 – 9:00 PM PST Zoom Link will be shared via POC Sangha Facebook Page and / or POC SANGHA WEBSITE

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ONLINE: Strengthen & Soften

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 30, 2020

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

Strengthen & Soften with Jessy Zapanta Building a spiritual foundation from the core, using multi-modality movement and massage to ground in the moment. This isn’t your typical “core exercise” gym class—we will cultivate our inner fire slowly and with the invitation to let the body rest as needed. No prior registration is required. No mat or special clothes required. To join us, please email dharmamotion at eastbaymeditation dot org to receive a zoom link + password.     

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ONLINE: EBMC Maha Sangha (For All Beings)

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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 Guest Teachers: JD Doyle and Lev White To Attend via Zoom Video: email mahasangha at eastbaymeditation dot org for the Zoom link. 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…

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ONLINE Compassionate Dharma Deep Refuge: 8 Step Recovery Buddhist Meeting

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 26, 2020

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

Compassionate Dharma Deep Refuge Buddhist meetings 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 help. Through these practices we hope you gain a practice that can sustain you in your recovery. We ask that you attend sober on the day with…

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ONLINE: Healing the Healers – Cultivating Resilience and Creativity

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Open to All - Special Invitation for Black, Indigenous and People of Color with Melvin Escobar You’re invited to be in community with other healers and caregivers, to have a day of resting in the refuges of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. Taking care of oneself is foundational to being of true service. Through meditation practices and interactive exercises, we will explore how to cultivate and build our resilience and creativity in order to manage compassion fatigue and mitigate vicarious trauma.…

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ONLINE: Every Body Every Mind Sangha

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 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 To join online, please email: ebem at gmail dot com to request a Zoom link.  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…

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ONLINE: Every Body Every Mind Sangha

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 27, 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 To join online, please email: ebem at eastbaymeditation dot org to request a Zoom link.  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…

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

September 28 @ 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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ONLINE: Potions for the Poisons: Heart Medicine for Our Times

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until September 28, 2020

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

A Four Class Series with Melvin Escobar Mondays, September 14th, 21st and 28th 7:00 - 8:30PM PST In the Buddhist teachings, the Three Poisons (greed, hatred, and delusion) are the primary causes of suffering. Arguably, these three poisons are more widespread than ever in our world. In this 3-week class series, we will explore these unwholesome roots of our unease and the potions, or antidotes, to these poisons. Through stationary and gentle moving meditation, interactive exercise, talks, and recommendations for…

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ONLINE: Tai Chi Chih – Embodying the Heart Qualities

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 27, 2020

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

with Jenn Biehn Tai Chi Chih is an easy-to learn, accessible and non-strenuous moving meditation. A form of Qi Gong, Tai Chi Chih circulates and balances the chi or energy of the body. Cultivating and embodying heart qualities such as patience, compassion, gratitude, generosity while practicing Tai Chi Chih can bring alignment and calm to body heart mind. No advance registration required. Please email jenn at eastbaymeditation dot org for zoom link & password.  

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ONLINE: Alphabet Sangha

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 27, 2020

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 Please email: alphabetsangha at eastbaymeditation dot org to request Zoom link to join online.  For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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ONLINE: Midday Sangha

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:35 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 2, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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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: Darren Lee Brown, emiko yoshikami, Kimber Simpkins, René Rivera and Marge Sussman email middaysangha at eastbaymeditation dot org for zoom link and password 

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October 2020

ONLINE: People of Color Yoga

October 1 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 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. Zoom info: Information to be posted in POC Sangha Facebook group. Or email: satyabodyworks at gmail dot com To donate to the Teacher via Venmo use ID: @satyabodyworks To donate to…

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ONLINE: People of Color Sangha

October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 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 7:30 – 9:00 PM PST Zoom Link will be shared via POC Sangha Facebook Page and / or POC SANGHA WEBSITE

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ONLINE: Strengthen & Soften

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 30, 2020

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

Strengthen & Soften with Jessy Zapanta Building a spiritual foundation from the core, using multi-modality movement and massage to ground in the moment. This isn’t your typical “core exercise” gym class—we will cultivate our inner fire slowly and with the invitation to let the body rest as needed. No prior registration is required. No mat or special clothes required. To join us, please email dharmamotion at eastbaymeditation dot org to receive a zoom link + password.     

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ONLINE: EBMC Maha Sangha (For All Beings)

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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 Guest Teachers: Syra Smith and Donald Rothberg To Attend via Zoom Video: email mahasangha at eastbaymeditation dot org for the Zoom link. 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…

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ONLINE: Practicing with Sexual Energy: Presence, Precepts and Power

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on October 24, 2020 at 10:00 am

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

Practicing with Sexual Energy: Presence, Precepts and Power Honoring Sexuality While Maintaining Upright Awareness with Rev. Daigan Gaither and Carol Cano  Saturday, October 3rd Part I  Saturday, October 24th Part II  10AM - 12:30PM PST  What is it to be upright and awake in the midst of sexual energy? How do we not turn away from ourselves or our experience in the present? How can we learn to understand and relate to desire in healthy and respectful ways? Are we…

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ONLINE: Whiteness: Neither Supreme nor Fragile

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

for White Practitioners 10:00AM -12:15PM and 2:00PM-4:00PM PST with Crystal Johnson and JD Doyle White supremacy culture and white fragility are all over the news and have entered mainstream conversations; but how can whiteness be both supreme and fragile? This workshop for self-identified white people explores the experience of these two powerful and seemingly contradictory delusions. We will use the Buddhist practices of mindfulness and compassion to help us let go of the conditioned behaviors of whiteness that reinforce racial…

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ONLINE: Every Body Every Mind Sangha

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 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 To join online, please email: ebem at gmail dot com to request a Zoom link.  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…

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ONLINE: Reclaiming Our Magic for Liberation Struggle for Black, Indigenous and People of Color

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Lama Rod Owens  In order to experience true liberation, we must do the work to reclaim parts of ourselves that have been lost to the violence of systematic oppression.  Magic is an important expression of who we are as QTIPoC and BIPOC communities. In this context, magic means how we use our sexual and other expressions to cultivate connection and belong or how we use our laughter to consume experiences of being erased or even how we remember our…

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ONLINE: Tai Chi Chih – Embodying the Heart Qualities

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

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 27, 2020

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

with Jenn Biehn Tai Chi Chih is an easy-to learn, accessible and non-strenuous moving meditation. A form of Qi Gong, Tai Chi Chih circulates and balances the chi or energy of the body. Cultivating and embodying heart qualities such as patience, compassion, gratitude, generosity while practicing Tai Chi Chih can bring alignment and calm to body heart mind. No advance registration required. Please email jenn at eastbaymeditation dot org for zoom link & password.  

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ONLINE: Alphabet Sangha

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

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 27, 2020

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 Please email: alphabetsangha at eastbaymeditation dot org to request Zoom link to join online.  For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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ONLINE: Midday Sangha

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:35 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 2, 2020

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

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: Darren Lee Brown, emiko yoshikami, Kimber Simpkins, René Rivera and Marge Sussman email middaysangha at eastbaymeditation dot org for zoom link and password 

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ONLINE: Path of the Bodhisattva I

October 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

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

Please read full class series schedule below. ASL Interpretation Provided for October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. with Mushim Ikeda I, myself, took the Bodhisattva Vows and made the vow, “Life after life, after life, after life, I will continue my practice and continue my work.” – Bhante Suhita Dharma, Buddhist monk and social worker, 1941-2013 In Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisattva is an archetypal great being who tirelessly and joyfully works to liberate all beings from suffering. For the third time, EBMC will offer two…

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ONLINE: People of Color Yoga

October 8 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 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. Zoom info: Information to be posted in POC Sangha Facebook group. Or email: satyabodyworks at gmail dot com To donate to the Teacher via Venmo use ID: @satyabodyworks To donate to…

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ONLINE: People of Color Sangha

October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 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 7:30 – 9:00 PM PST Zoom Link will be shared via POC Sangha Facebook Page and / or POC SANGHA WEBSITE

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ONLINE: Strengthen & Soften

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 30, 2020

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

Strengthen & Soften with Jessy Zapanta Building a spiritual foundation from the core, using multi-modality movement and massage to ground in the moment. This isn’t your typical “core exercise” gym class—we will cultivate our inner fire slowly and with the invitation to let the body rest as needed. No prior registration is required. No mat or special clothes required. To join us, please email dharmamotion at eastbaymeditation dot org to receive a zoom link + password.     

Find out more »

ONLINE: EBMC Maha Sangha (For All Beings)

October 9 @ 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. Zoom Info: email mahasangha at eastbaymeditation dot org to ask for a Zoom link. 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,…

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ONLINE: Embracing What is with Body Mind-Heart

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 17, 2020

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

with Jenn B and Carol C Class One: Saturday, October 10th 10AM - 12:30PM PST Class Two: Saturday, October 17th 10AM - 12:30PM PST Classes build upon one another. Participants are welcome to attend one or both. "Over and over again the Buddha recommended mindfully putting one's attention on the body as the path to liberation" -Ayya Khema Becoming aware of how we are holding anxiety, fear, grief, and despair in these heart-breaking and heart-opening times is critical to our…

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ONLINE: Multiracial Peer-Led Deep Refuge Group

October 10 @ 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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ONLINE: Every Body Every Mind Sangha

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 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 To join online, please email: ebem at gmail dot com to request a Zoom link.  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…

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ONLINE: Social Justice Lunchtime Sangha – Peer Led Deep Refuge group

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Social Justice Sangha is a place to practice and reflect with #EBMCOakland organizers and activists. Includes a 30 minute meditation and time for sharing what’s on our hearts. Zoom Meeting details: https://zoom.us/j/98050827193Meeting ID: 980 5082 7193 One tap mobile +16699006833,,98050827193#

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ONLINE: Tai Chi Chih – Embodying the Heart Qualities

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 27, 2020

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

with Jenn Biehn Tai Chi Chih is an easy-to learn, accessible and non-strenuous moving meditation. A form of Qi Gong, Tai Chi Chih circulates and balances the chi or energy of the body. Cultivating and embodying heart qualities such as patience, compassion, gratitude, generosity while practicing Tai Chi Chih can bring alignment and calm to body heart mind. No advance registration required. Please email jenn at eastbaymeditation dot org for zoom link & password.  

Find out more »

ONLINE: Alphabet Sangha

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

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 27, 2020

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 Please email: alphabetsangha at eastbaymeditation dot org to request Zoom link to join online.  For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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ONLINE: Midday Sangha

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:35 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 2, 2020

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

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: Darren Lee Brown, emiko yoshikami, Kimber Simpkins, René Rivera and Marge Sussman email middaysangha at eastbaymeditation dot org for zoom link and password 

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ONLINE: Path of the Bodhisattva I

October 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

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

Please read full class series schedule below. ASL Interpretation Provided for October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. with Mushim Ikeda I, myself, took the Bodhisattva Vows and made the vow, “Life after life, after life, after life, I will continue my practice and continue my work.” – Bhante Suhita Dharma, Buddhist monk and social worker, 1941-2013 In Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisattva is an archetypal great being who tirelessly and joyfully works to liberate all beings from suffering. For the third time, EBMC will offer two…

Find out more »

ONLINE: People of Color Yoga

October 15 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 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. Zoom info: Information to be posted in POC Sangha Facebook group. Or email: satyabodyworks at gmail dot com To donate to the Teacher via Venmo use ID: @satyabodyworks To donate to…

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ONLINE: People of Color Sangha

October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 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 7:30 – 9:00 PM PST Zoom Link will be shared via POC Sangha Facebook Page and / or POC SANGHA WEBSITE

Find out more »

ONLINE: Strengthen & Soften

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 30, 2020

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

Strengthen & Soften with Jessy Zapanta Building a spiritual foundation from the core, using multi-modality movement and massage to ground in the moment. This isn’t your typical “core exercise” gym class—we will cultivate our inner fire slowly and with the invitation to let the body rest as needed. No prior registration is required. No mat or special clothes required. To join us, please email dharmamotion at eastbaymeditation dot org to receive a zoom link + password.     

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ONLINE: EBMC Maha Sangha (For All Beings)

October 16 @ 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. Zoom Info: email mahasangha at eastbaymeditation dot org to ask for a Zoom link. 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,…

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ONLINE: Love and Rage Weekend Workshop

October 17 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until October 18, 2020

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

with Lama Rod Owens  As Audre Lorde has written, there is so much data in our anger. One of the things that we can learn is how to let our anger show us where we have been hurt. We can let this great unveiling happen through the profound practice of radical love. When we embrace this deep wish to be happy, then we can move into the cultivation of our anger, which can place us into a direct relationship with…

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ONLINE: Embracing What is with Body Mind-Heart

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 17, 2020

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

with Jenn B and Carol C Class One: Saturday, October 10th 10AM - 12:30PM PST Class Two: Saturday, October 17th 10AM - 12:30PM PST Classes build upon one another. Participants are welcome to attend one or both. "Over and over again the Buddha recommended mindfully putting one's attention on the body as the path to liberation" -Ayya Khema Becoming aware of how we are holding anxiety, fear, grief, and despair in these heart-breaking and heart-opening times is critical to our…

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ONLINE: Love and Rage Weekend Workshop

October 18 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until October 18, 2020

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

with Lama Rod Owens  As Audre Lorde has written, there is so much data in our anger. One of the things that we can learn is how to let our anger show us where we have been hurt. We can let this great unveiling happen through the profound practice of radical love. When we embrace this deep wish to be happy, then we can move into the cultivation of our anger, which can place us into a direct relationship with…

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ONLINE: Every Body Every Mind Sangha

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 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 To join online, please email: ebem at gmail dot com to request a Zoom link.  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…

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ONLINE: Tai Chi Chih – Embodying the Heart Qualities

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 27, 2020

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

with Jenn Biehn Tai Chi Chih is an easy-to learn, accessible and non-strenuous moving meditation. A form of Qi Gong, Tai Chi Chih circulates and balances the chi or energy of the body. Cultivating and embodying heart qualities such as patience, compassion, gratitude, generosity while practicing Tai Chi Chih can bring alignment and calm to body heart mind. No advance registration required. Please email jenn at eastbaymeditation dot org for zoom link & password.  

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ONLINE: Alphabet Sangha

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 27, 2020

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 Please email: alphabetsangha at eastbaymeditation dot org to request Zoom link to join online.  For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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ONLINE: Midday Sangha

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:35 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 2, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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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: Darren Lee Brown, emiko yoshikami, Kimber Simpkins, René Rivera and Marge Sussman email middaysangha at eastbaymeditation dot org for zoom link and password 

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ONLINE: Path of the Bodhisattva I

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

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

Please read full class series schedule below. ASL Interpretation Provided for October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. with Mushim Ikeda I, myself, took the Bodhisattva Vows and made the vow, “Life after life, after life, after life, I will continue my practice and continue my work.” – Bhante Suhita Dharma, Buddhist monk and social worker, 1941-2013 In Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisattva is an archetypal great being who tirelessly and joyfully works to liberate all beings from suffering. For the third time, EBMC will offer two…

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ONLINE: People of Color Yoga

October 22 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 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. Zoom info: Information to be posted in POC Sangha Facebook group. Or email: satyabodyworks at gmail dot com To donate to the Teacher via Venmo use ID: @satyabodyworks To donate to…

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ONLINE: People of Color Sangha

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 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 7:30 – 9:00 PM PST Zoom Link will be shared via POC Sangha Facebook Page and / or POC SANGHA WEBSITE

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ONLINE: Strengthen & Soften

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 30, 2020

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

Strengthen & Soften with Jessy Zapanta Building a spiritual foundation from the core, using multi-modality movement and massage to ground in the moment. This isn’t your typical “core exercise” gym class—we will cultivate our inner fire slowly and with the invitation to let the body rest as needed. No prior registration is required. No mat or special clothes required. To join us, please email dharmamotion at eastbaymeditation dot org to receive a zoom link + password.     

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ONLINE: EBMC Maha Sangha (For All Beings)

October 23 @ 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. Zoom Info: email mahasangha at eastbaymeditation dot org to ask for a Zoom link. 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,…

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ONLINE: Practicing with Sexual Energy: Presence, Precepts and Power

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on October 24, 2020 at 10:00 am

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

Practicing with Sexual Energy: Presence, Precepts and Power Honoring Sexuality While Maintaining Upright Awareness with Rev. Daigan Gaither and Carol Cano  Saturday, October 3rd Part I  Saturday, October 24th Part II  10AM - 12:30PM PST  What is it to be upright and awake in the midst of sexual energy? How do we not turn away from ourselves or our experience in the present? How can we learn to understand and relate to desire in healthy and respectful ways? Are we…

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ONLINE: Getting Back in Charge: Mindfulness-based Skills for People with Depression

October 24 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

A Class for People with Depression with Mushim Ikeda and Kitsy Schoen Mindfulness-based practices can help put a spacer between us and the negative symptoms of depression. With that bit of breathing room, we can begin to make small changes that, when practiced over time, can help manage downward mood swings and negative thinking. This introductory workshop will include mindfulness meditation with guidance, information-packed talks, skill-building exercises, and a supportive online community environment to get you started in these helpful…

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ONLINE: Every Body Every Mind Sangha

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 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 To join online, please email: ebem at gmail dot com to request a Zoom link.  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…

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

October 26 @ 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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ONLINE: Opening the Heart Through the Buddha’s Teachings: Parents Meditation Group

October 26 @ 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:45 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 28, 2020

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

An Online Meditation Group for Parents with Lev White, Ramona Ortiz Huston, Michele Ku, Baruch Golden and Lisa Fujie Parks EBMC’s Family Practice Class teaching team will be offering a monthly parents’ meditation group for restoration, support and connection during these challenging times. We will offer a short talk, guided meditation and sharing. We welcome all parents/grandparents/caregivers of young people to join us. No prior experience is necessary. Registered participants will receive a link to join us via Zoom. 

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ONLINE: Tai Chi Chih – Embodying the Heart Qualities

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 27, 2020

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

with Jenn Biehn Tai Chi Chih is an easy-to learn, accessible and non-strenuous moving meditation. A form of Qi Gong, Tai Chi Chih circulates and balances the chi or energy of the body. Cultivating and embodying heart qualities such as patience, compassion, gratitude, generosity while practicing Tai Chi Chih can bring alignment and calm to body heart mind. No advance registration required. Please email jenn at eastbaymeditation dot org for zoom link & password.  

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ONLINE: Alphabet Sangha

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 29, 2020

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 Please email: alphabetsangha at eastbaymeditation dot org to request Zoom link to join online.  For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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ONLINE: Midday Sangha

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:35 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

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

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: Darren Lee Brown, emiko yoshikami, Kimber Simpkins, René Rivera and Marge Sussman email middaysangha at eastbaymeditation dot org for zoom link and password 

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ONLINE: Path of the Bodhisattva I

October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

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

Please read full class series schedule below. ASL Interpretation Provided for October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. with Mushim Ikeda I, myself, took the Bodhisattva Vows and made the vow, “Life after life, after life, after life, I will continue my practice and continue my work.” – Bhante Suhita Dharma, Buddhist monk and social worker, 1941-2013 In Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisattva is an archetypal great being who tirelessly and joyfully works to liberate all beings from suffering. For the third time, EBMC will offer two…

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ONLINE: People of Color Yoga

October 29 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 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. For zoom link and password, join EBMC's POC Sangha Facebook Page. Or email: satyabodyworks at gmail dot com To donate to the Teacher via Venmo use ID: @satyabodyworks  

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ONLINE: People of Color Yoga

October 29 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 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. Zoom info: Information to be posted in POC Sangha Facebook group. Or email: satyabodyworks at gmail dot com To donate to the Teacher via Venmo use ID: @satyabodyworks To donate to…

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ONLINE: People of Color Sangha

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 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 7:30 – 9:00 PM PST Zoom Link will be shared via POC Sangha Facebook Page and / or POC SANGHA WEBSITE

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ONLINE: Strengthen & Soften

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 30, 2020

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

Strengthen & Soften with Jessy Zapanta Building a spiritual foundation from the core, using multi-modality movement and massage to ground in the moment. This isn’t your typical “core exercise” gym class—we will cultivate our inner fire slowly and with the invitation to let the body rest as needed. No prior registration is required. No mat or special clothes required. To join us, please email dharmamotion at eastbaymeditation dot org to receive a zoom link + password.     

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ONLINE: EBMC Maha Sangha (For All Beings)

October 30 @ 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. Zoom Info: email mahasangha at eastbaymeditation dot org to ask for a Zoom link. 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,…

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November 2020

ONLINE: Every Body Every Mind Sangha

November 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 November 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 To join online, please email: ebem at gmail dot com to request a Zoom link.  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…

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ONLINE: Mind Full of Breathing: A Four Class Series on the Ānāpānasati Sutta

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 23, 2020

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

Mondays November 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd 7:00 - 8:30PM PST with Vimalasara Mason John This 4-week course will turn towards the traditional four tetrads of the Anapanasati. The Buddha was teaching us to simply breathe through the experience of the body, feelings, mental formation, and all dharmas. Together we will experience that while the world is constantly changing around us, our body, feelings, mental formations and all dharmas are constantly changing too. This ancient practice has set free and…

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ONLINE: Alphabet Sangha

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

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 29, 2020

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 Please email: alphabetsangha at eastbaymeditation dot org to request Zoom link to join online.  For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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ONLINE: Midday Sangha

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:35 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

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

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: Darren Lee Brown, emiko yoshikami, Kimber Simpkins, René Rivera and Marge Sussman email middaysangha at eastbaymeditation dot org for zoom link and password 

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ONLINE: Path of the Bodhisattva II

November 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

Please read full schedule below. with Mushim Ikeda I, myself, took the Bodhisattva Vows and made the vow, “Life after life, after life, after life, I will continue my practice and continue my work.” – Bhante Suhita Dharma, Buddhist monk and social worker, 1941-2013 In Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisattva is an archetypal great being who tirelessly and joyfully works to liberate all beings from suffering. For the third time, EBMC will offer two class series exploring what it means to…

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ONLINE: People of Color Sangha

November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 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 7:30 – 9:00 PM PST Zoom Link will be shared via POC Sangha Facebook Page and / or POC SANGHA WEBSITE

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ONLINE: EBMC Maha Sangha (For All Beings)

November 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
+ Google Map

Maha Sangha for All People & Communities Creating Freedom in Community Every Friday night at EBMC, 7:00 – 8:30pm. Zoom Info: email mahasangha at eastbaymeditation dot org to ask for a Zoom link. 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,…

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ONLINE: Taming Anxiety

November 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

An Online Class with Rev. Keiryu 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…

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ONLINE: Every Body Every Mind Sangha

November 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 November 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 To join online, please email: ebem at gmail dot com to request a Zoom link.  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…

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ONLINE: Mind Full of Breathing: A Four Class Series on the Ānāpānasati Sutta

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 23, 2020

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

Mondays November 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd 7:00 - 8:30PM PST with Vimalasara Mason John This 4-week course will turn towards the traditional four tetrads of the Anapanasati. The Buddha was teaching us to simply breathe through the experience of the body, feelings, mental formation, and all dharmas. Together we will experience that while the world is constantly changing around us, our body, feelings, mental formations and all dharmas are constantly changing too. This ancient practice has set free and…

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ONLINE: Social Justice Lunchtime Sangha – Peer Led Deep Refuge group

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Social Justice Sangha is a place to practice and reflect with #EBMCOakland organizers and activists. Includes a 30 minute meditation and time for sharing what’s on our hearts. Zoom Meeting details: https://zoom.us/j/98050827193Meeting ID: 980 5082 7193 One tap mobile +16699006833,,98050827193#

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ONLINE: Alphabet Sangha

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 29, 2020

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 Please email: alphabetsangha at eastbaymeditation dot org to request Zoom link to join online.  For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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ONLINE: Midday Sangha

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:35 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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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: Darren Lee Brown, emiko yoshikami, Kimber Simpkins, René Rivera and Marge Sussman email middaysangha at eastbaymeditation dot org for zoom link and password 

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ONLINE: Path of the Bodhisattva II

November 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 25, 2020

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

Please read full schedule below. with Mushim Ikeda I, myself, took the Bodhisattva Vows and made the vow, “Life after life, after life, after life, I will continue my practice and continue my work.” – Bhante Suhita Dharma, Buddhist monk and social worker, 1941-2013 In Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisattva is an archetypal great being who tirelessly and joyfully works to liberate all beings from suffering. For the third time, EBMC will offer two class series exploring what it means to…

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ONLINE: People of Color Sangha

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 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 7:30 – 9:00 PM PST Zoom Link will be shared via POC Sangha Facebook Page and / or POC SANGHA WEBSITE

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ONLINE: EBMC Maha Sangha (For All Beings)

November 13 @ 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. Zoom Info: email mahasangha at eastbaymeditation dot org to ask for a Zoom link. 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,…

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ONLINE: Kingian NonViolence Mini Workshop

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

with Kazu Haga + East Point Peace Academy  Kingian Nonviolence grew out of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and is a transformative philosophy dealing with the transformation of conflict. Many forms of political resistance only deal with “fixing issues,” while ignoring the need to heal relationships. However many healing modalities do not address the systems of injustice that perpetuate trauma. How can the teachings of Kingian Nonviolence be utilized after the 2020 election to continue to push for…

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ONLINE: Multiracial Peer-Led Deep Refuge Group

November 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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ONLINE: Loving the Whole Self

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

A Day of Mindfulness and Inquiry for Adult Adoptees, Fostered and/or Child Welfare System Survivors With Fresh “Lev” White and Dr. Sean Feit Oakes This class is for us who experienced separation from birth families at early ages to explore the heart of the Buddha’s teachings: that pain and loss are built into life and are the seeds of wisdom and liberation. We’ll explore our experiences of family rupture; discuss tools for cultivating self-love, compassion, and the possibility of home…

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ONLINE: Every Body Every Mind Sangha

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 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 To join online, please email: ebem at gmail dot com to request a Zoom link.  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…

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ONLINE: Mind Full of Breathing: A Four Class Series on the Ānāpānasati Sutta

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 23, 2020

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

Mondays November 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd 7:00 - 8:30PM PST with Vimalasara Mason John This 4-week course will turn towards the traditional four tetrads of the Anapanasati. The Buddha was teaching us to simply breathe through the experience of the body, feelings, mental formation, and all dharmas. Together we will experience that while the world is constantly changing around us, our body, feelings, mental formations and all dharmas are constantly changing too. This ancient practice has set free and…

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ONLINE: Alphabet Sangha

November 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 December 29, 2020

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 Please email: alphabetsangha at eastbaymeditation dot org to request Zoom link to join online.  For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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ONLINE: Midday Sangha

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:35 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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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: Darren Lee Brown, emiko yoshikami, Kimber Simpkins, René Rivera and Marge Sussman email middaysangha at eastbaymeditation dot org for zoom link and password 

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ONLINE: Path of the Bodhisattva II

November 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 November 25, 2020

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

Please read full schedule below. with Mushim Ikeda I, myself, took the Bodhisattva Vows and made the vow, “Life after life, after life, after life, I will continue my practice and continue my work.” – Bhante Suhita Dharma, Buddhist monk and social worker, 1941-2013 In Mahayana Buddhism, the Bodhisattva is an archetypal great being who tirelessly and joyfully works to liberate all beings from suffering. For the third time, EBMC will offer two class series exploring what it means to…

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ONLINE: People of Color Sangha

November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 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 7:30 – 9:00 PM PST Zoom Link will be shared via POC Sangha Facebook Page and / or POC SANGHA WEBSITE

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ONLINE: EBMC Maha Sangha (For All Beings)

November 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. Zoom Info: email mahasangha at eastbaymeditation dot org to ask for a Zoom link. 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,…

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ONLINE: The Dharma of Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad for People of Color

November 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

for Black, Indigenous and People of Color with Spring Washam The time is NOW…for us to call on one of our greatest Ancestors and that is Harriet Tubman! This mini-retreat is meant to be soul food for the heart with gospel music, deep dharma, and a sprinkle of shamanic magic on top. We are in the midst of a revolution and together we will learn how to be conductors of love in our communities. The civil rights movement is a…

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ONLINE: Every Body Every Mind Sangha

November 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 November 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 To join online, please email: ebem at gmail dot com to request a Zoom link.  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…

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

November 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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ONLINE: Mind Full of Breathing: A Four Class Series on the Ānāpānasati Sutta

November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 23, 2020

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

Mondays November 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd 7:00 - 8:30PM PST with Vimalasara Mason John This 4-week course will turn towards the traditional four tetrads of the Anapanasati. The Buddha was teaching us to simply breathe through the experience of the body, feelings, mental formation, and all dharmas. Together we will experience that while the world is constantly changing around us, our body, feelings, mental formations and all dharmas are constantly changing too. This ancient practice has set free and…

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ONLINE: Opening the Heart Through the Buddha’s Teachings: Parents Meditation Group

November 23 @ 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm
East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

An Online Meditation Group for Parents with Lev White, Ramona Ortiz Huston, Michele Ku, Baruch Golden and Lisa Fujie Parks EBMC’s Family Practice Class teaching team will be offering a monthly parents’ meditation group for restoration, support and connection during these challenging times. We will offer a short talk, guided meditation and sharing. We welcome all parents/grandparents/caregivers of young people to join us. No prior experience is necessary. Registered participants will receive a link to join us via Zoom. 

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ONLINE: Alphabet Sangha

November 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 December 29, 2020

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 Please email: alphabetsangha at eastbaymeditation dot org to request Zoom link to join online.  For more information, visit the ALPHABET SANGHA WEBSITE

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ONLINE: Midday Sangha

November 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:35 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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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: Darren Lee Brown, emiko yoshikami, Kimber Simpkins, René Rivera and Marge Sussman email middaysangha at eastbaymeditation dot org for zoom link and password 

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