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October 2nd, 9th, 15th, 16th, 23rd: Interconnected: Challenging Racism and...

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East Bay Meditation Center

285 17th St

Oakland, CA 94612

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Interconnected: Challenging Racism and White privilege with Mindfulness and Compassion


A class series for white people with Joan Doyle and Gregory Mengel


4 Monday evenings & 1 weekend day-long:

Monday, October 2nd 6:30 - 9:30PM

Monday, October 9th 6:30 - 9:30PM

Monday, October 16th 6:30 - 9:30PM

Monday, October 23rd 6:30 - 9:30PM +

Sunday, October 15th 11:00 – 4:00PM Day Long


We ask participants to commit to and attend all sessions.


East Bay Meditation Center

285 17th Street, Oakland


Mindfulness practices are incomplete if they don’t include the investigation of social injustices and the ways we inadvertently perpetuate the system in our unexamined behaviors and beliefs. Social justice and anti-racism efforts can cause harm if they don’t include the wisdom and understanding that comes from mindfulness and compassion practices


In this class series we will support each other in addressing our own racism and white privilege using both multicultural theories and tools along with Buddhist teachings and practices.


Joan Doyle founded the East Bay LGBT Vipassana group that has grown into EBMC's Alphabet Sangha for LGBTQI and same-gender loving practitioners. In addition to co-teaching the Tuesday group at EBMC, she is active with the family programs at both EBMC and Spirit Rock, where she teaches meditation classes for young people. Joan has been meditating and practicing Dharma for over a decade, has sat many retreats and has completed Spirit Rock's DPP program.


Gregory Mengel, Ph.D. is a teacher and writer exploring the intersections of justice, ecology, and spirituality. Gregory teaches Beyond the Culture of Separation: Whiteness and the Embodiment of a New Story at Impact Hub Oakland and is a member of the teaching team for the Untraining . He blogs at www.cosmologyofwhiteness.blogspot.com .


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Space is limited & registration is required. Please email admin@eastbaymeditation.org for registration information.

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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.

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

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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