Because of the Coronavirus we are now holding our Thursday evening sittings and talks online by Zoom until further notice. We will share a meditation, followed by a short talk and Q & A on my Zoom link at 7:30pm: https://zoom.us/j/460493377

SHOWING UP FOR THE PLANET (Online Event – August 22)

We hope you will join James Baraz on Saturday, August 22 for “Showing Up for the Planet,” an online, daylong retreat that will explore how mindfulness and clear intention can provide the foundation we need to actively address the climate crisis. The day will include guided meditation, teachings, discussion, music, and Qigong.

This event is open to all on a dana (by donation) basis. There is no fee for the retreat. All teachers and coordinators are donating their time. Dana offered will be passed on to organizations that are working to address climate change. With Kritee, Thanissara, Donald Rothberg, Teja Bell & Eve Decker. https://bit.ly/ms082220

For more info, see the linked flyer.

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Weekly Meeting

We come together every Thursday from 7:30 to 9:30 pm to meditate (45 minutes), announcements (5 minutes), socialize (10 minutes), and then listen to a talk and discuss the dharma (1 hour).  Our address is:

Berkeley Buddhist Monastery
2304 McKinley Ave (at Bancroft)
Berkeley, CA 94703                

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