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The Alameda Center for Buddhist Meditation

 The California Samatha Association meets for meditation practice, exploration of Buddhist teaching, and a variety of related activities at:

The Alameda Center for Buddhist Meditation, 1134-E Ballena Blvd # 8, Alameda, CA 94501

The Center occupies an upper floor unit in the Ballena Isle Marina office/retail complex.

Summer Activities, 2017

Activities at the Center currently include the following, all of which are open to the public and offered free of charge:

During July and August 2017, a teacher will be available to give introductory instruction in Samatha meditation on Monday evenings, beginning at 6:30 pm. A guided Samatha meditation practice will follow at 7:15 pm. The guided practice will be suitable for beginners but more experienced Samatha meditators are also welcome to attend.

Also during July and August 2017, the Center will be open for unguided silent practice on Sundays from 4:30 to 6:00 pm, and on Mondays from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. These are open sessions, offering an opportunity to practice silent meditation regardless of method, or just to sit quietly in a peaceful setting. No instructions will be given. All are welcome to attend.

Fall Course

A course of weekly classes suitable for beginning meditators will be offered on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, beginning on September 11 and continuing through November 27, 2017. The course will provide a practical, step-by-step introduction to Samatha meditation. All are welcome. No previous experience of meditation is required.

Further Information

All activities at the Center are offered free of charge. A bowl for voluntary donations is provided near the door.

For further information, please write to, or call Chris Morray-Jones at (510) 459-6741.

The Alameda Center for Buddhist Meditation is managed by the California Samatha Association under the direction of the Samatha Foundation of North America, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The Center is wholly supported by voluntary contributions, which are tax-deductible as permitted by law.