Buddhism, Dharma and Meditation in Oakland, Berkeley, and the East Bay


The Metta Dharma Foundation, located in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, is dedicated to the study and practice of Buddhist meditation and the integration and application of Buddhist teachings in all aspects of our lives. Our classes and programs are based in the Buddha’s teachings in the Pali discourses.

We strive to support practitioners to live with wisdom, compassion and peace through foundational teachings and practices of Moral Conduct, Mental Calm and Insight Meditation, Generosity and Lovingkindness.

July 15 – August 5:  Richard Away and Location of Wednesday Night Meditation Moved

The Wednesday night meditation group will meet upstairs in the main social hall July 15 – August 5.  We will be back downstairs in the music room starting August 12. Rather than entering the church through the rear, as usual, go around to the front of the church and enter through the main front door.

Here are teachers for Wednesday nights while Richard is away:

July 15: Bourke Harris

July 22: Kevin Duggan

July 29: Bourke Harris

August 5: Kevin Duggan

August 12: Richard Returns

Video Teaching Series
Concentration and Insight Meditation As One Path of Practice – a 14-part series.
Samadhi and Jhana In Theravada Buddhism – an 8-part series.

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Ongoing Events

Weekly Meditation Group

Wednesday evenings | 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Led by Richard Shankman
Meditation, Dharma Talk and Discussion
St. Clement's Episcopal Church
2837 Claremont Blvd., Berkeley
Enter at the Rear of the Building, on Claremont Ave. (go down ramp from the sidewalk).
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Monthly Meditation Practice and Study Daylongs

Dates | 2014-2015:
Dates will be posted here soon
Morning Meditation Practice | 9:00am - 12:30pm
Afternoon Dharma Study | 1:30 - 5:00pm
St. Clement's Episcopal Church
2837 Claremont Blvd., Berkeley
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