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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

The Center occupies an upper floor unit in the Ballena Isle Marina office/retail complex.  During Fall 2017, the following activities are open to the public.  All are offered free of charge.

Fall Course

A course of weekly classes for beginning meditators is 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.

New meditators wishing to join the class after its start date can normally be accommodated.  It is helpful if you can contact us in advance (please see below) so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

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 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.  Voluntary donations are welcome and a bowl for that purpose is provided.

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.