Classes and Events

A Practical Introduction To


A course of intensive, step by step instruction

over nine weeks, as follows:

three six-hour workshops
Last workshop: Sunday November 17th

(11/3 cancelled) from 10 am to 4 pm;

and one or two classes per week
on Sundays from 2 to 4 pm - Last class 11/10
and Tuesdays from 7 to 9 pm.

(11/5 cancelled, Last class 11/12)


for New Meditators

Sunday, 11/24, 10 am to 4 pm

Open to All!

Evening Practice and “a little dhamma” 

Mondays, 7-8:30 pm, beginning November 11:

evening practice and “a little dhamma”

with Melanie.

Meditation instruction offered from 7 to 7:30;

practice starts at 7:30.  Open to all.

Introductory Meditation Instruction

may also be offered by arrangement at other times. 

Location for all of above: 

Alameda Center for Buddhist Meditation.

1134-E#8 Ballena Blvd, 

Alameda, CA 94501, USA

Free of charge (donations accepted)

For further information,

please call (510) 205-3837 (Melanie)

or email 


On Thursday 2-3 pm with Melanie and on 1st & 3rd Sunday of the Month 4:30-6 pm with Philip, the Center is open to anyone who wishes to practice silent meditation regardless of method or just to sit quietly with others in a peaceful setting.  

All are welcome to attend.

Please note that instruction in meditation

will not be offered at these times.


End-of-year practice, dhamma talk, and celebration.

Sunday, 12/8, 1-5 pm 

Primarily intended for members of our practice community,

but open to all. 

Dhamma-Exploration Group

Continues on Thursdays 7-9 pm

until further notice (except Thanksgiving and December 26).

Open to 16-stage meditators and

others by invitation of their teacher.  each month


Last Sunday of Each Month

(beginning 1/26/2020):

Two practice sessions at 9 am to noon and 1-4 pm.

16-stage meditators are welcome to attend

either or both sessions but (barring emergencies),

Please stay for the whole of each session attended.

(Less experienced meditators welcome to attend

by invitation of their teacher.)

For further information,

please call (510) 459-6741 (Chris Morray-Jones)

or email 

The Alameda Center for Buddhist Meditation is wholly supported by voluntary contributions.
All classes and activities at the Center are offered free of charge.