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


The Metta Dharma Foundation is guided by the basic core values of harmonious living through moral conduct, opening our hearts through lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity, and the wisdom practices of vipassana (insight) and concentration meditation.

To support practitioners to deepen and integrate these values more fully in all areas of their daily lives we offer a variety of programs and activities, which include regular weekly gatherings for meditation, dharma talks and discussion, and various classes, daylong meditation and study retreats, and residential retreats held at centers throughout the Bay Area.

Classes and retreats are taught by Richard Shankman, the guiding teacher of the Metta Dharma Foundation, and other teachers.

For more information on our classes and offerings, please visit our Events page.

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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 | 2018:
Saturday: April 21
Beginning in May, the 2nd Saturday of each month.
Silent Meditation Practice, with some meditation instruction and dharma talks | 9am - 4pm
St. Clement's Episcopal Church
2837 Claremont Blvd., Berkeley
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