The POC Sangha meets online every Thursday via Zoom, 7:30 to 9 PM Pacific time.
To ensure our community's health and well-being, EBMC has now closed our center's in-person meetings and is moving all of our Practice Groups, Programs Classes, Deep Refuge Groups, Movement Classes and Retreats to ONLINE ONLY.
Getting started from your computer (Windows or Mac)
Click on the link in an invitation email or a link for a practice group above. You will be prompted to download the Zoom software, which is very quick. (You can alternatively download the Zoom app on a mobile device.) After launching Zoom, we recommend you join a test meeting if you want to test your audio and familiarize yourself with meeting controls.
Please visit East Bay Meditation Center's website for information about additional Sanghas that are meeting online.
The People of Color Sangha is a group of people of color waking up and getting free! Sangha is the Pali and Sanskrit word for assembly and community, and is used to describe a group of people who come together to practice meditation and mindfulness together.
Every Thursday we gather to meditate, share the teachings of liberation, and celebrate this precious life. Our inspiring teachers guide the sangha in practices which support us in learning to live more fully in the present moment.
The People of Color Sangha was officially launched in December of 2006 with a small group of dedicated practitioners. The goal of the sangha is bring mindfulness into our daily lives and move into greater states of love, joy and clarity. We come together as a community of people of color for meditation, practice and resilience, to support each other and provide a balm to soothe our continued work forward.
We welcome new members whether you are new to meditation or have been practicing for years. Join us in creating a world in which we travel with compassion and inner peace.
"Beloved community is formed not by the eradication of difference but by its affirmation, by each of us claiming the identities and cultural legacies that shape who we are and how we live in the world." -bell hooks