Classes and Events
Produced by UK Samatha Foundation, Wales
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
TEMPORARY ROOM CHANGE AT THE CENTER:
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.
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..
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
Samatha Meditation Practice
Mondays, 7-8:30 pm: with Melanie
June 6 & 20 via Zoom
and May 30, June 13 & 27 at the Center
(see Calendar or contact Instructor).
This is an ongoing practicing class currently open to experienced Samatha meditators.
Guided Practice and Dhamma Discussion
Sundays 3-4:30pm Pacific via Zoom
(Will be held through July 17.
Suspended from July 24 through late September.)
Open to those who have learned the stages
of our Samatha practice up to the Settling.
Please note that instruction in meditation
will not be offered at these times.
For Zoom link and invitation,
please see the SFNA Online Samatha Classes list
or contact contact Chris Morray-Jones via email
Introductory Meditation Instruction
10-week course - currently in session
For information about future intro courses,
please call (510) 205-3837 (Melanie)
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
These classes and events are intended for those who have learned all sixteen stages of our Samatha breathing-mindfulness meditation practice.
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)
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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