Upcoming Events






Finding Liberation in Relationship: Wednesdays starting November 29, 6p PT

HYBRID at East Bay Meditation Center with René Rivera

In this time of so much conflict, division and uprising, how do we bring our practice to our relationships, and how do we find freedom and choice there? Our friendships, partnerships, family and communities can be a source of joy and support, and also of struggle and suffering. In this four week class we will explore concrete practices grounded in Buddhist meditation, somatics, and transformative justice. We will practice feedback, boundaries, and nervous system regulation, while applying mindfulness to investigate our conditioned tendencies and positionality in power relations. Through turning towards the delight and difficulty in our relationships we will build resource and resilience and create space to be our most authentic selves.

Join us for an enlightening event where we explore the transformative power of relationships. At Finding Liberation in Relationship, we delve into the essential elements that contribute to healthy and meaningful connections. Through interactive sessions, we’ll discuss the importance of accountability and how it cultivates trust and growth. We’ll also explore the role of conflict as an opportunity for deeper understanding and connection. Learn how to establish healthy boundaries that honor your needs while fostering harmonious relationships. Additionally, we’ll examine the art of giving and receiving feedback to promote personal and collective growth.

Whether you join us in person at HYBRID: East Bay Meditation Center or via Zoom, this event promises to be a transformative experience. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to discover the path to liberation in your relationships! More info & sign up here.

Alphabet Sangha: Tuesday, December 12, 7pm PT

I will teach at East Bay Meditation Center’s Alphabet Sangha, a space for LGBTQIA+ community to gather and talk dharma. More info & to sign up.

Healing the Wounds of Christianity – daylong in late March 2024

Melvin Escobar and I are back with our mashup workshop of mindfulness and drama therapy to heal the particular wounds of leaving a family or ancestry of Christianity to practice Buddhism. We’ll be studying at East Bay Meditation Center, more to come on dates and registration. Join my email list if you’d like to get more information when it comes out!

Composting Capitalism – A Mudita Revolution! – April 20 & 21, 2024

René Rivera, JD Doyle, and I will be sharing our popular Mudita Revolution as a weekend retreat at East Bay Meditation Center. Save the date for April 20 & 21, 2024 from 1-4p both days. When it comes out, I’ll share more on registering via my email list.


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