Beginning a Meditation Practice @ East Bay Meditation Center, Oakland [from 10 to 31 January]

Beginning a Meditation Practice

10 - 31
19:00 - 21:00

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East Bay Meditation Center
285 17th St, Oakland, California 94612
Are you looking for a way to start a mindfulness meditation practice, but don’t quite know how? These classes will give you the basics of sitting and walking/movement meditation in the vipassana (insight) style, and metta (goodwill) meditation. Don’t worry about “getting it right” – if you can sit – on a folding chair, on floor cushions, in a wheelchair – or lie down – and breathe, you’re off to a good start! This series is for those seeking stress reduction, or it can be the gateway to those new to Buddhism. Meditation can help you, over time, to develop a sense of increased physical well-being, mental clarity, compassionate connection, and spiritual growth.

Mushim Patricia Ikeda is a core teacher at EBMC. Her Buddhist training has included both monastic and lay experience in North America and Asia since 1982. She teaches Practice in Transformative Action, an award-winning yearlong program of mindfulness training for social justice activists at EBMC, and is the recipient of an honorary doctor of sacred theology degree from the Starr King School for the Ministry.

Space is limited & registration is required. Register at or email [email protected] for registration information.

Cost: The teachings are regarded as priceless. So they are offered without a fee. You are invited to support the teachings and our efforts by contributing voluntary donations (the practice of “Dana”) for the expenses of the meditation center and the support of the teachers.

In order to protect the health of community members with environmental illness, please do not wear fragranced products (including “natural” fragrances) or clothes laundered in fragranced products to EBMC.
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