East Bay Meditation Center
OAKLAND, CA - Founded in celebration of diversity, the East Bay Meditation Center (EBMC) in downtown Oakland, California, welcomes everyone seeking to end suffering and cultivate happiness. The mission is to foster liberation, personal and interpersonal healing, social action, and inclusive community building. The center offers mindfulness practices and teachings on wisdom and compassion from Buddhist and other spiritual traditions. Rooted in a commitment to diversity, the center operates with transparent democratic governance, generosity-based economics, and environmental sustainability.
EBMC is community organized and community led and values collective leadership and the development of leadership from the community itself. The current core teachers are Larry Yang, Spring Washam, Charlie Johnson, Mushim Ikeda-Nash, Kitsy Schoen, Konda Mason, and Joan Doyle.