Classes and Events

 COVID-19 Update: 

Under the Shelter-in-Place order currently in force, all activities at the Center are suspended until further notice.  May you all be well and safe and free from harm.

Message from the Director

Dear all,

In these difficult times, we are challenged to be mindful of impermanence. All beings and things are by nature transient. In our world of constantly changing conditions and events, there is no “thing” that can be grasped and held onto forever, no final security or lasting refuge to be found.

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

During the Shelter in Place Order

Join Remote and On-Line Meditation Sessions

with Alameda, Chicago, and UK groups

Peaceful Meditation Session

Tuesdays, 6 am Pacific (14:00 GMT)  via Zoom

with the Manchester UK Group.

 Anyone who wants to take a break from all the stress that’s around and develop feelings of inner peace and kindness may join. No experience needed.

For an invitation, please email us at mcrinfo@samatha.org.

Introduction to Samatha Meditation 

(Currently suspended. Center is Closed)

Mondays, 7-8:30 pm: with Melanie.

Meditation instruction offered from 7 to 7:30;

Practice starts at 7:30.

Open to all. Drop-In

Unguided Meditation / Silent Practice

(Currently suspended. Center is Closed)

1st & 3rd Sundays of the Month 4:30-6 pm  

Wednesday Evenings 7-8:30 pm  

 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.


Introductory Meditation Instruction

may also be offered by arrangement at other times. 

For further information,

please call (510) 205-3837 (Melanie)

or email 


Video: Introduction to Samatha Meditation

Produced by UK Samatha Foundation, Wales​

Thursday Dhamma-Exploration Group

Continues Remotely on Thursdays 7-9 pm

Open to those who have learned all stages of the practice up to the Settling, and

others by invitation of their teacher.  For details see the Dhamma Explorers Google Group Emails. 

Every Other Wednesday with UK

Next event: 4/8/2020 at 11:30am Pacific

(7:30pm GMT).

The UK Sangha has invited the Dhamma Explorers to join them remotely via Zoom on Wednesdays.  Information to access has been sent by email to Dhamma Explorers google group. 


Sundays with Rogers Park, Chicago Group

at 3pm Pacific (5pm CDT) remotely via Zoom. The Dhamma Explorers have been invited to join these remote Sunday sessions. Information to access has been sent by email to Dhamma Explorers google group. 

Last Sunday of Each Month

(Next Event: Suspended Until Further Notice):

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

All those who have learned all stages of the practice are welcome to attend either or both sessions.

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.