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*June 24 & 25: Restoring the Heart - A Retreat for People of Color

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East Bay Meditation Center

285 17th St

Oakland, CA 94612

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A Retreat for People of Color

With Amana Johnson & Konda Mason

Saturday, June 24, 2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday, June 25, 2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

There are many causes and conditions that create suffering in our lives. Mostly, we think of things that exist outside of ourselves: racism, poverty, gender bias, job challenges, etc. In this daylong we will examine how internalized conditioning unconsciously contributes to our own suffering. We will explore Ahimsa (non-harming) and the Buddha’s teachings on impermanence, suffering, and no self - and how, with wise understanding, we can ease the suffering caused by internalized oppression.

Amana Brembry Johnson began her journey of dharma practice and study as a result of the early People of Color Retreats offered at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She is currently a participant in the fifth iteration of the Community Dharma Leaders Training at Spirit Rock, and is a graduate of “Commit To Dharma”, a one-year course offered through EBMC. Amana teaches contemplative yoga practices and provides mentorship to Theravada practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding of the dharma and find continuity of practice within daily life. She creates visual art that poses personal and spiritual inquiries into the heart.

Konda Mason is the Co-Founder and CEO of Impact Hub Oakland. Konda is also a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and teaches retreats and daylongs at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She is presently in the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader program with Jack Kornfield and Sylvia Boorstein as her mentors. She has spoken on many panels and/or keynotes for Wisdom 2.0, SOCAP, Social Venture Network, Bioneers, Permaculture Convergence Conference, SF Green Festival, Living The New Economy conference and many more. She is also an accomplished filmmaker with an Academy Award nomination.

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 admin@eastbaymeditation.org

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.

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