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Video: Introduction to Samatha Meditation

Produced by UK Samatha Foundation, Wales​


​Join Remote and On-Line Meditation Sessions

with Alameda, Chicago, and UK groups.

The Center is currently open to those who are

vaccinated and wearing masks..



Introduction to Samatha Meditation

10-week course, next course starts later this year

Saturdays, 10:00am - 11:30am  - at the Center

For information about next course,

Melanie via Email .


SFNA Practices via Zoom


Monday Evening 7:30-9pm Central Time / 5:30-7pm Pacific

Saturday Morning 10-11:30am Central Time / 8-9:30am Pacific

To help us make the transition from zoomed to in-person group practices, and also to provide a cyber-sangha for those practitioners left behind when the universal zooming ends, the North American teachers will institute weekly zoomed practice led by a rota of North American teachers. 


The teachers have agreed to start our exploration with a four-week rota of Mondays at 7:30 pm and Saturdays at 10 am (Central time) (= 2 meetings per week), and run the cycle for three rounds, at which time we will assess and adjust if and as needed.

The model we are using is that provided by the Samatha UK Wednesday pm practice. The only regularity there is that it always includes a practice (of some kind), but otherwise each teacher is free to arrange the session in any way that seems right to them, the one suggestion being that staying with an hour and a half is usual best practice.

Zoom information may be found within the Dhamma Exploration membership area.

  For invitation contact Chris Morray-Jones via email

Guided Practice and Dhamma Discussion

Mondays, 7-8:30 pm: with Melanie

First & Third & Fifth Monday On-Line via Zoom

Second & Fourth Monday at the Center 

(see Calendar or contact Instructor).

Open to those who have learned the stages

of our Samatha practice up to the Settling..

Email for Zoom invitation.

Guided Practice and Dhamma Discussion

Sundays- 3-5pm Pacific On-Line via Zoom

(Zoom Meeting on 5/19/2024 is cancelled - see Special Event below)

Open to those who have learned the stages
of our Samatha practice up to th
e Settling.
Please note that instruction in meditation
will not be offered at these times.
For Zoom link and invitation,

contact Chris Morray-Jones via email

Special Event: Guided Practice and Dhamma Discussion

Sunday 5/19/2024- 1-5pm Pacific at the CENTER

Open to those who have learned the stages
of our Samatha practice up to th
e Settling.

Alameda Center for Buddhist Meditation

1134-E#8 Ballena Blvd, 2nd Floor

(Outside Staircase with Blue Canopy at end of Middle Wing toward Marina)

Alameda, CA 94501, USA


Meetings in Room #6

While repairs are made to the building roof and our space’s ceiling at #8, we have temporarily relocated the Center across the hall to #6.   Our mail address remains #8.

Guided Meditation Practice

Hosted at the Alameda Center for Buddhist Meditation

Thursdays - 7-8 pm

Experienced Samatha practitioners (16 stages) are welcome to participate in some chanting and guided meditation. Email for more information.
(Note: Dhamma Exploration discussion will occasionally occur when Chris MJ is in Alameda.   For information, please contact Chris Morray-Jones via email.)

Master List of Zoom Events from the

Samatha Foundation President Tom Lockhart

To view a list of classes currently running on Zoom

Click Here.

These classes and events are intended for those who have learned all sixteen stages of our Samatha breathing-mindfulness meditation practice.

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.


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