Related Local Meditation Communities
The Wednesday Vipassana Community is led by Richard Shankman. They meet Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 9:15 pm at
St. Clement's Episcopal
Church, 2837 Claremont Blvd, Berkeley, CA. Please
enter at the rear of the building facing Claremont Ave. For a map and directions: St. Clement's Church
See the Metta Dharma Foundation website for more information.
285 17th St @ HarrisonTo learn more about this unique meditation center, view the 13-minute EBMC video featuring Alice Walker, Jack Kornfield, and EBMC teachers and community members.
- Young Adult Dharma Council
The Young Adult Dharma Council is for young adults (ages 20-35) who want more connection in their practice. Our generation will soon be asked to carry on the dharma. We want this council to empower young adults in their Buddhist practice by creating a community of peers, share rich discussion about practice as young adults and explore how to bring our perspective and be a force in the larger dharma community, envisioning together how we can make a difference in the world around us.
We plan to meet once a month, at times including inspiration and support from senior dharma teachers.
People of all experience levels, races, ethnicities, sexual orientation, and gender identities are welcome. The event is offered on a dana (donation) basis. For more information visit the council's website, where you can also join an email discussion group, or email Kate Janke.
You are welcome to join the Saturday Night Sangha for any of our weekly gatherings. We are a peer-led community, mostly in our 20's and 30's, rooted in the Buddha-Dharma. However, we truly welcome all faiths, ages, and experiences—and our conversations tend to reflect this diversity.
At each gathering, we are led by an experienced practitioner from our Sangha. We typically begin with forty minutes of meditation, followed by a brief talk and an extended opportunity for group discussion. This allows us to share our paths and learn from each other.
Our ongoing vision is a simple one: to explore the intersection of the Dharma and our lives. If you share this vision, please know that you are warmly invited. We meet every Saturday from 6:00-7:30pm, and we often end up going out to eat afterward!
Saturdays, 6 - 7:30pm
East Bay Healing Collective
1840 Alcatraz, near Ashby BART
For more information email Ellen.
- Bay Area Young Adult Sangha
Saranaloka Foundation was established in 2004 to support nuns from Chithurst and Amaravati monasteries in England to come to the United States to teach. On the third Sunday of each month, the Saranaloka community invites the public to an evening of meditation, dharma reflection, and dialogue from 7 to 9 pm at Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, 2304 McKinley Avenue, Berkeley, CA. The evening is led by residents of Aloka Vihara. You are also welcome to join the community for tea in the monastery dining hall at 5:30 pm. See our Expanding Your Practice page for more information.