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October 8th: Family Practice Class

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East Bay Meditation Center

285 17th St

Oakland, CA 94612

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Family Practice Class

Opening the Heart through the Buddha's Teachings

For Children Ages 0-13 and Family / Caregivers


Sunday, October 8th 2017 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

East Bay Meditation Center 285 17th Street, Oakland, CA

We invite you to come and help create the diverse family sangha at EBMC. We welcome families with babies, toddlers, and children up to age 13. Children under 5 will need to have a parent/caregiver stay with them.

This class features training on “Family Tea Time” and how mindful practices can bind the family together. We will also explore how meditation and meditative movement can contribute to successful family life. Parents/caregivers and young people will meet together and separately during the class. We are committed to creating a diverse family sangha. No prior experience is necessary.

Please bring a snack (without nuts) to share.

Teacher Bios

Baruch Golden is a long-time practitioner, hospice RN and mindfulness teacher. He taught mindfulness practices to children in elementary, middle and high school for the non-profit Mindful Schools for many years and offers dharma talks at many Bay Area sanghas. He is a graduate of Community Dharma Leader's Program in 2012 at Spirit Rock and the Buddhist Chaplaincy Training program at the Sati Center of Buddhist Studies in Redwood City.


Michele Ku is a long-term Vipassana practitioner and a parent. She teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to adults at Kaiser Oakland. She also has taught mindfulness to children in elementary schools through Mindful Schools. She is co-founder and peer leader of a small family sangha for families of color and multi-racial families in the East Bay facilitated by parents. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center's Community Dharma Leaders Program in 2012. Her main spiritual practice is bringing mindfulness to everyday life and within the family.


Fresh! White, CPCC, is a Certified Professional, Mindfulness & Life Coach. He has been practicing Mindfulness since 2007, and is currently a student of Spirit Rock’s Dharma Leadership Program. In addition to Co-leading the Teen Sangha at EBMC, Fresh! is also a rotating teacher at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, and leads a group for Trans* and Gender Variant folks in Oakland as well. Fresh! earned his Early Childhood Education Credits at Skyline College when he committed to being a classroom assistant and volunteer back in the 90s. Since 2003, Fresh! has facilitated or co-lead over 100 discussions in San Francisco and Marin, in schools and workplaces, with a goal of ending bullying for all, with a focus on creating safety for the LBGTQI communities.


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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