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November 19th: Experience, Creativity & Dharma

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East Bay Meditation Center

285 17th St

Oakland, CA 94612

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Experience, Creativity & Dharma:

A day of creative writing and movement meditation


with Arisika Razak and Mushim Ikeda

Open to all


Sunday, November 19th, 2017

10:00 am – 4:00 pm



East Bay Meditation Center

285 17th Street, Oakland, CA



A fun and relaxing day of creative writing from your personal experience combined with gentle movement meditation to get everyone relaxed. Opportunities to share some of our writing with others and be received with the Dharmic qualities of compassion and loving kindness. Gentle movement meditation for all abilities and Dharma talks. No previous experience in movement or writing required. You’re invited to bring a non-scented object or an image that connects you to the body, your life experience, or the Dharma.



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Mushim Ikeda:

Mushim Patricia Ikeda is a core teacher at EBMC, and a widely published author of poetry, nonfiction, and writings on socially-engaged Buddhism. She entered Buddhism through the arts, and she holds an MFA from the Graduate Writers Workshop of the University of Iowa. For more info, see www.mushimikeda.com


Arisika Razak:

Arisika Razak, RN, NM, MPH is the former Chair of the Women’s Spirituality Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her teachings are based on diverse spiritual traditions, women's health and healing, and contemporary liberation movements. She has led spiritual and healing workshops for women for over 25 years, and healing/meditation workshops for beings of diverse genders for 10 years. She has taught at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and currently teaches in EBMC's People of Color Sangha and Friday MahaSangha. A core member of the Purple Moon Dance Project for 20 years, her work with movement and meditation celebrates our diverse spiritualties, ancestral lineages, and varied bodies.


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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. To make a financial donation to Mushim Ikeda directly via PayPal, please use PayPal ID: info@mushimikeda.com

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.

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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