Mindful Civil Law Practice November 18, 2013Posted by ebmc in Community SKILL SHARE, General Resources, Legal Services.
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I am a Sangha member, and an attorney in Oakland that works to integrate mindfulness practice into civil law practice. I have practiced law for over twenty years and am admitted to practice in California and Connecticut.
Assistant Attendant Needed August 27, 2013Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, General Resources.
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disabled queer looking for attendant assistant
please be smoke scent free
have good typing and proofreading skills
weekday morning availability
comfortable with housework
able to listen and follow instructions
pay up to $1,600 a month
contact: email@example.com for more info
LGBTQ Perinatal Wellness Professionals August 20, 2013Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, General Resources.
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I’m excited to introduce to you a new group of perinatal wellness professionals who are dedicated to supporting the health of the LGBTQ community’s growing families.
Please check out our website at http://www.lgbtqperinatalassociates.com and Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/LGBTQ-Perinatal-Wellness-Associates-of-the-Bay-Area/508229492590999.
All the best,
Meghan Lewis, PhD
Dr. Meghan E. Lewis, PSB-37502
Free Meditations and Classes March 1, 2013Posted by ebmc in Classes, Community CONNECTIONS, Community DHARMA, Community EVENTS, Dharma Resources, General Resources, Sitting groups & Support groups.
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Free Meditations and Classes (March 18-21, 7-8:30 PM)
In order to bring more people the benefits of meditation and Tibetan Yoga, the Institute will be offering a series of free classes or meditation sessions. These sessions are free and are open to all.
Spring: Meditation and Healing March 18-21, 7-8:30 PM
Many health benefits come from regular meditation practice. This series of free classes focuses on meditations that balance the emotions and stimulate natural healing. Classes will be primarily experiential and are open to all.
Monday, March 18, 7-8:30 PM:Healing the Heart: Meditations on Love with Olivia Hurd
Tuesday, March 19, 7-8:30 PM: Healing Pain with Santosh Philip
Wednesday, March 20, 7-8:30 PM: Movement as Meditation with Jack van der Meulen
Thursday, March 21, 7-8:30 PM: Meditation and Healing with Hugh Joswick
Free March Talks: The Human Condition, March 3 – 31
When we look at our lives and the lives of others, we may not know whether to laugh or cry. There is so much beauty, goodness, and potential. But, suffering, harm, and greed are also there, like weeds threatening to overtake a delightful garden.
March talks explore the human condition through the lens of Nyingma Institute teachings. In the first two Sundays of March, we examine how pain and knowledge arise with the goal of penetrating needless patterns of suffering. Then, on the eve of spring, Donna Morton describes how our nutritional needs change with the seasons and what vegetarian foods are good spring choices. Sylvia Gretchen then reflects on rebirth, death, and the process of dreaming, gently drawing attention to Buddhist teachings on consciousness as a fearless path of liberation. On the final Sunday in March, Mark Henderson discusses causality and karma in a talk on the Buddhist “Wheel of Life.”
Sunday, March 3, 6-7 PM
Tom Morse on “Penetrating the Dynamic of Pain.” 6-7 PM
The feeling of pain or suffering does not arise in isolation, but is part of a larger dynamic and rhythm within our experience. In this talk, Nyingma Institute instructor Tom Morse leads participants in an experiential analysis of pain utilizing exercises from the Time, Space, and Knowledge vision. With insight into the flowing rhythms that give rise to pain, we can take steps to interrupt the process, easing the resultant suffering.
Sunday, March 10, 6-7 PM
Ken McKeon on “Unexpected Knowledge.”
“Before concepts and ideas, projections and reactions, knowledge is available in the sound of sound, the voice of the voice, the inquiry of the inquiry, the mind of mind.” Tarthang Tulku, Visions of Knowledge.
The premise that knowledge is ‘already’ there, within senses and mind changes the nature of how and where we look for knowledge. Time, Space, and Knowledge instructor Ken McKeon will point out how to discover knowledge in unexpected ways and places. And show how this kind of knowledge can bring creativity and kindness more fully into our lives.
Sunday, March 17, 6-7 PM
Donna Morton on “‘The Healthy Vegetarian: Nourishing Foods of the Season: Spring.”
As the seasons change, nutritional needs shift. In this talk, nutritional consultant and Nyingma Institute instructor Donna Morton will give tips on healthy vegetarian foods that the body needs to thrive this spring.
Sunday, March 24, 6-7 PM
Sylvia Gretchen on “Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Dreaming.”
“The ability of mind to sustain both waking reality and the very different reality of dreams only hints at its remarkable power. From a Buddhist perspective, mind is the foundation for both samsara and nirvana, the soil in which karma and the positive qualities of the human spirit can take root.” Tarthang Tulku, Mind Over Matter.
This talk is about consciousness, the deeper levels of mind that weave throughout waking and dreaming and all states of being. We chart teachings on how consciousness changes from moment to moment and life to life. Reflecting on death (what ends?) and rebirth (what endures?) and dream (what happens?), can inspire compassion and a fearless, open-minded curiosity.
Sunday, March 31, 6-7 PM
Mark Henderson on “The Wheel of Life.”
The Buddha taught that our destiny is not determined by fate, but by causality. To illustrate this teaching he described existence as an ever-turning wheel. Propelled by positive or negative actions living beings move to more or less favorable states of existence. Nyingma Institute instructor Mark Henderson will introduce the wheel of life as depicted in Tibetan art and will discuss this key teaching on causality, its inner and outer architecture, and how deeper inquiry and understanding lead to freedom
Learn more at nyingmainstitute.org
Buddhist of Color Therapist Group August 16, 2011Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, Counseling, General Resources, Sitting groups & Support groups.
Hello, I am a chicana psychotherapist (15yrs) with a yoga and mindfulness practice (25yrs). I would like to form a consultation group with other buddhists of color who are also therapists for support and ongoing growth.
Please email Susana @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is PEERS?
A consumer-run, non-profit organization that provides mental health education, outreach, and advocacy throughout Alameda County
Free CandleLight Yoga Class for People of Color February 24, 2011Posted by ebmc in Classes, Community CONNECTIONS, Community EVENTS, General Resources.
Yoga class at EastSide Arts Alliance every Monday night from 7-8:15pm!!
This FREE class is unique in that it is designated for People of Color. Please join us in breaking the stereotypes and myths about the spiritual practice that is Yoga.
You don’t need to be impressively flexible in order to practice
You don’t need to be at your ultimate fitness level
Yoga is not a privilege reserved for the rich, elite, and eco-chic
Yoga is not a competition.
Come as you are, feel welcomed and at ease, and know that your presence is a gift to us.
Blending Raja Yoga and Vinyassa Flow, this class uses breath and meditation to guide us through a series of restorative yet challenging poses. Develop your deeply personal practice of mindfulness, movement, and healing with your Yoga community that awaits you here at ESAA!
** If you feel inclined to donate anything at all, your donations will be used solely for purchasing props and mats so that we may expand the class.
Please email me at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns about class.
Awakening the Bay January 8, 2011Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, General Resources.
Check out this great new Holistic resource
It has a lot of great information and all sorts of different activities in many Holistic modalities.
Buddhist Centers in Mexico July 30, 2009Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, General Resources.
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There are several Buddhist centers in Mexico, including:
1. Ven. Suhita Dharma has established a small Dharma center in Juarez, right across the border from El Paso. It is called “Seeds of Compassion.” Bhante Suhita Dharma can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries about their practice schedule. He is training Dharma teachers there and they are doing outreach work to help some of the very poor people in the area to bring medical supplies and services. Their United States public relations contact is:
Ms. Hilda Baida, PR
509 Anasazi CT.
El Paso, TX 79912-1270
Tel: (915) 581-9612
(no Website as of yet)
2. Montaña Despierta: Awakened Mountain
A new Zen practice space has officially opened its doors in the lovely city of Xalapa, Mexico, under the care of San Francisco Zen Center sangha member Sergio Stern. The center, named Montaña Despierta (Awakened Mountain), was formally inaugurated on June 8, 2008, in a ceremony officiated by Eijun Linda Cutts and attended by more than 100 people.
3. Sociedad Budista para la Sabiduría Compasiva
http://www.socbudista.org (in Spanish)
Actopan 30 Colonia Roma Sur.
Mexico D.F.C.P. 06760, Mexico
This Mexico City Dharma center is associated with Ven. Samu Sunim, guiding teacher of the Buddhist Society for Compassionate Wisdom: http://www.zenbuddhisttemple.org (in English)
Need Food? April 11, 2009Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, General Resources.
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Food Helpline at Alameda County Food Bank: www.accfb.org
Call the Food Bank’s Food Helpline at 1-800-870-3663 (FOOD) for emergency food referrals.
Helpline Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm
Call the Food Helpline for a free referral to a nearby soup kitchen or food pantry, and for food program information including summer lunch, school meals, food stamps, Meals on Wheels, WIC (Women, Infants and Children), and USDA food.
Or email the Food Helpline, email@example.com, with your name, street address, and zip code. A hotline operator will contact you by email the next business day.