The Alameda Center for Buddhist Meditation

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

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

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Fall 2018 introductory meditation classes

During the fall season, 2018, we are offering a three-month course of introductory instruction in Samatha meditation. The course will offer a practical, stage-by-stage introduction to calm-concentration meditation by way of attention to the breath.

Classes meet at the Alameda Center on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 pm, beginning on September 4 and continuing through November 20. All are welcome. Beginners may join at any time.

Unguided silent meditation/quiet sitting

On Sundays from 4:30 to 6:00 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.

Further Information

All activities at the Center are offered free of charge.  There is a bowl for voluntary donations, which are always welcome.

For further information, please write to us at:; 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.