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


Continuing in the ancient Buddhist tradition, the Metta Dharma Foundation operates on a dana basis.  The Pali word dana means giving or generosity. In the spirit of dana, all Metta Dharma classes and events are offered freely. We depend solely on donations and no fees are charged for attending or participating in Metta Dharma activities.

If you have benefited from our programs, if you wish to support what happens at Metta Dharma, please consider making a financial contribution to support our teachers and our expenses.

A Note About Fees For Residential Retreats

The Metta Dharma Foundation sponsors residential retreats, for which a registration fee is charged. These fees pay the cost for renting the retreat facilities and for food. We hope to begin offering residential retreats on a 100% dana basis, and are actively raising funds to support this vision.

Donate to the Metta Dharma Foundation

The Metta Dharma Foundation is a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization; your donations are tax deductible.

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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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