Part of EBMC’s Core Buddhist Teachings – 5-month Curriculum
Open to all
4 Wednesdays: January 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 pm
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 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. www.mushimikeda.com
The East Bay Meditation Center operates using a generosity-based, gift economics model. This means we charge no set registration fees to attend our events and instead rely on the generous giving of our community. All classes at the Center do come with a financial cost. Class participants are offered an opportunity to make a voluntary gift to EBMC during the registration process or at an event itself.
Please note that no one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you would like to explore any EBMC volunteer positions, please send an email expressing your interest to email@example.com
EBMC TEACHERS ARE NOT PAID BY THE CENTER and and you can offer a voluntary financial gift to them at the class.
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.