Sweet and Sour Dog urgently seeking loving home February 19, 2013Posted by ebmc in Uncategorized.
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Sweet and Sour Dog urgently seeking loving home
Maisie is a 6 year old mix breed rescue weighing in at 35lbs w/ short tan, white and black fur. Her current pet parent recently had a baby and is very upset that she doesn’t have the time to dedicate to Maisie who has been with her for the past 5 years. Maisie was fostered to a family that didn’t understand her needs and sadly she was returned and is now in boarding until an appropriate home is found.
Maisie is completely house broken and spaded and would do best in a home with a patient, experienced dog owner/trainer who can give her lots love and attention. Someone who is home during the day is ideal as she does not like to be alone for long periods of time. She can be tempermental with strangers and other dogs so it’s important for her new family to be aware of her triggers. Cats are a no-no.
If you or someone you know feel that they would be a good fit for Maisie please contact Cassandra 510-393-6119.
Looking for housemate starting Nov 1 October 10, 2012Posted by ebmc in Uncategorized.
Housing: I have a 3 br house near Lake Merritt with a good sized vegetable garden that needs another gardener to help grow things– and someone to live in the home. I’m a SOL (mid-50′s), trying to meditate and do yoga more often than not, trying to be forgiving of myself more often than I used to be.
About me: I work for a nonprofit in the City full time, and my 11-yr old son lives her 3 days out of 7. From 9-5 the house is quiet as can be. Music and light, water and movement, books and biking are joys in my life. I don’t have any list of “musts” for the person who lives here – except I’m hoping to share the home with another woman who values connection and communication, and living in a healthy way.
About the house: Craftsman with some charm, plenty of space (especially when the ping pong table’s out back instead of inside). Large deck and much larger redwood look out over the vegetable garden. The lake’s 2 blocks away, Lucky’s closer and Bart an 18 min walk. The neighborhood is sweet, very diverse. Besides my son and I, the newest residents are 2 kittens rescued from the shelter, just getting old enough to become outdoor cats.
The bedroom is the largest in the house–17′ X 12′–but the closet’s pretty small. Lots of windows and light. Rent is $600 + 40% utilities, which average $50/mo. Looking for housemate starting Nov 1. If it’s later than 11/1, give a call. I’m not in a hurry, so might take my time.
“Coyote Healer” August 31, 2012Posted by ebmc in Uncategorized.
Adventure: deserts, burning heat, art and literature. This Friday, August 28 at 2:30 pm on KPFA 94.1 fm or kpfa.org, Pushing Limits takes you to two harsh environments, where people with disabilities only exist through the joys of peer support and imaginative thought.
First, we go to Black Rock City in Nevada.
Then, a discussion of revolution, community, limitation and success with local author Mariana Ruybalid, the author of “Coyote Healer, Coyote Curandero.” The book narrates the adventures of Martin, a young boy of mixed heritage living with cerebral palsy. Placed in the near future, Ruybalid’s novel describes a time when white evangelicals rule the U.S. and her protagonist, Martin, faces death as a minority and a person with a disability. Part coming-of-age story, part revolutionary vision, Martin’s adventures will bring him to a clearer sense of his flaws as well as his abilities. It’s a book grounded in Ruybalid’s long life as a woman with disability and a minority identity.
Adrienne Lauby produces and hosts.
Coyote Healer, Coyote Curandero by Mariana Ruybalid
Pushing Limits is produced collectively.
Contact us. Tell us what you think about
what you hear:
(510) 848-6767 ext. 636
Call for Submissions August 7, 2012Posted by ebmc in Uncategorized.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
for the Spring 2013 Inquiring Mind. http://www.inquiringmind.com.
Our theme for Spring 2013 is Poetry and Stories.
Please send poetry and stories from a dharmic perspective. NO need to mention the Buddha or meditation. Word limit for stories is 3000 words. The deadline is October 1st, 2012.
Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for our Open House on Sun, Aug 26, 3-5pm
The Nyingma Institute in Berkeley, California has been bringing the riches of the Tibetan tradition to the Western world since 1972. Join us for our Open House: Learn about Nyingma Institute, its programs and activities, meet our faculty, students, and staff, tour the Prayer wheel and meditation garden, and participate in a Tibetan Relaxation (Kum Nye yoga) demonstration. Reception with light refreshments. Following the open house is a regularly scheduled Tibetan chant at 5:00 then a Dharma talk at 6:00.
All open house events are free.
Hello EBMC Sangha~ I am a contemporary dance choreographer offering a FREE preview of our multi-media performance art, ritual, and deep discussion in preparation for the ending of the Mayan Synchronometer this Friday July 27, 8pm. Please come! These artists are incredible and it is my 4th Piñata project of the year. Invite your friends… x liz b.
Choreographed Disasters and Natural Events.
Sacrificial offerings of modern bodies, ancient rhythms and a dance for 52 more years of life. Come witness multi-media performance art and participate with an incredible cast of international women collaborating with nature, confronting mortality, impermanence and diversity.
Deconstructing the evolution of the Piñata, and re-discovering its indigenous roots, artistic director, Liz Boubion is developing the 4th performance of a year-long process in preparation for Dec. 2012. This Friday is an interactive ritual performance for 2012 gathering momentum with your support and inquiry. With this exploration of gas cans, garden hoses, wind, stone, water and clay, La Piñata is in preparation for the ending of the Mayan synchronometer…facilitated discussion afterward****.
Date: July 27th, 8pm
Place: THE OFF CENTER, 848 Divisadero St. San Francisco, Ca. 94117
***This is a FREE event…your presence is the most important! Donations welcome for future production and film. *** fiscally sponsored by ABD Productions.http://www.abdproductions.org/
Artistic Director: Liz Boubion(Oakland)
Collaborators: Diana Lara(Honduras), Afia Walking Tree(Jamaica), Meryl Juniper(Sebastopol), Bricine Mitchell(New York), Nao Kobayashi(Japan).
Set design and Videography by Matthew Sigal,(New York)
Fragrance free housing available Aug/Sep (Oakland); SWEET OAKLAND REFUGE (Sep 1-15 for 6 mo/1 yr lease); GARDEN STUDIO SUBLET/HOUSESIT (Aug 15-30) July 19, 2012Posted by ebmc in Uncategorized.
Fragrance free housing available Aug/Sep (Oakland)
SWEET OAKLAND REFUGE (Sep 1-15 for 6 mo/1 yr lease)
GARDEN STUDIO SUBLET/HOUSESIT (Aug 15-30)
SWEET OAKLAND REFUGE:
•Oakland San Antonio neighborhood stand-alone home with sweet front porch on corner lot of tree-lined street, across from grassy park area with swings and slide/play structure
•2 bedrooms, updated bathroom, living room with cozy fireplace, dining area, kitchen with washer and dryer; hardwood floors
•Yard and patio space available for gardening
•Dogs and companion animals welcome
•Home has been fragrance free and chemical free since 2010; directly adjacent to only one home so less laundry detergent exposure than other homes in neighborhood (has been accessible for visitors with chemical sensitivity)
•Front porch requires 1 step up to get in the front door, side porch has small flight of steps; home not currently wheelchair accessible, and city has grants available to support access improvement we can explore if otherwise accessible geography and transportation-wise as longer-term rental
•Under 2 miles from Fruitvale BART, 2 1/2 miles from Lake Merritt BART
•Couple blocks from 11, 62, and 14 AC bus lines
•Off-street parking, 1/2 mile to 580 freeway
•1 1/4 mile to Farmer Joe’s/Dimond District library and shops, 2 miles to Food Mill, 2 1/2 miles to affordable community acupuncture/Little Joe’s/Laurel District area
•$1500/mo for whole home
•6-month tenancy to begin, with option to renew upon mutual agreement
If interested, write me a line about what you’re looking for in your housing search and your familiarity/experience with maintaining a non-toxic, fragrance free home: email@example.com.
GARDEN STUDIO SUBLET/HOUSESIT:
Seeking mindful sangha friends who want to enjoy retreat-like space and do not work full time, love dogs and plants, and who can steward a non-toxic, fragrance free home that’s my sanctuary for wellness amidst all the fragrances and chemicals outside my doors.
•Between Oakland’s Dimond and Laurel districts, down a stretch from Redwood Park on a hilly block. Separate entrance, accessible by paths on either side of house in back of landlord’s home, with steps up/down (not wheelchair accessible).
•Studio filled with air purifying plants, with separate kitchen opening up to large garden and lots of outdoor space!
•Sweet dog companion!
•Unit has been fragrance free and chemical free since 2011; we use only fragrance free detergents in shared laundry room, directly accessible from kitchen via one step.
•Closest BART is Fruitvale
•Bus lines a block away in one direction, and few blocks in the other
•Easy street parking; between 580 and 13 freeways
•Under 1 1/2 miles to Farmer Joe’s/Dimond District library and shops, 7 blocks to Food Mill, few blocks from affordable community acupuncture/Little Joe’s/Laurel District area
•Reduced/work trade sublet for $225 for 8/15-8/30
If interested, write me a line about your experience/relationship with dogs, plants, and your familiarity/experience with maintaining a non-toxic, fragrance free home: firstname.lastname@example.org
Crossing Borders Group Exhibition May 15, 2012Posted by ebmc in Arts, Community EVENTS, Uncategorized.
Group Exhibition, Curated by Pamela Ybañez
Cat Chiu Phillips (San Diego)
Fonda Yoshimoto (Oakland)
Mitsuko Brooks (New York City)
Scott Tsuchitani (San Francisco)
Pamela Ybañez (Oakland)
Julie Thi Underhill (Berkeley)
Jave Gakumei Yoshimoto (Syracuse NY)
Julie Lee (Oakland)
Momoko Sudo (Oakland)
Jinho Lim (Bay area)
Cathy Lu (San Francisco)
Asians in America come upon many boundaries, some for a crossing and some remain untouched. The artists gathered here have taken position, crossing/touching various borders and giving us new ways to examine the political and/or the personal.
To this day Asians are still seen as the constant foreigner and at the same time as the model minority. Here, as artists and individuals residing in our communities, we have created a place to visually investigate ourselves or how we are perceived in generalities. It is a place where the political and personal intermingle. Some examine the borders surrounding the body while others pertain to cultural borders. At times addressing both simultaneously.
Wednesday May 16th 7-9 pm
Free and open to the public at:
388 Ninth Street (2nd floor of the Pacific Renaissance Plaza)
In Oakland’s Chinatown
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center at one or more of these amazing events and workshops!
An Awakened Vision of Being – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:15-7:45 PM (January 3—March 8) December 29, 2011Posted by ebmc in Uncategorized.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:15-7:45 PM (January 3—March 8)
This course is a journey into the Buddha’s vision of what embodiment means. Students will explore the teachings of the Buddhist Abhidharma, be introduced to the life-story of the Buddha and the symbolism of the form of the Buddha, and learn to recognize the stages on the Buddhist path. This class is part of the Path of Liberation Program; Path and Practices of Liberation Program.
$360. Instructors: Sylvia Gretchen and Jack Petranker. Students are encouraged to attend the associated workshops “Visions of Enlightenment” on January 13-14 and “Faith in Dharma” on February 17-18. Open to all students with a sincere interest in the Buddha’s teachings.
This and many other classes please see our web site or sign up for our newsletter.