Young East Bay Zen

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Berkeley Zen Center invites younger practitioners and beginners to join us in open discussion groups about Zen Buddhism, meditation, and developing a personal practice. Our aim is to cultivate “Kalyana Mitta,” spiritual friendship, to provide members with the opportunity to meet others in their age group and similar situations to support each other in bringing Zen practice more fully into our daily lives. This group was formerly known as the 20s-30s group but we have expanded the age range to be more inclusive.

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On Thursdays when there isn’t Group Dokusan evening after Zazen we have an informal meetup. This is a great time to drop-in and get to know the Younger community at BZC. (August-October this is the1st and 3rd Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm, November and December this works out to be the 2nd and 4th Thursdays). We have also added a Sunday meetup for the weeks when Group Dokusan is occuring. Please join our listserve to stay up to date!

In addition to the YEBZ meetups, we will meet the 4th Saturdays of the month (from 11:30-1:00) except for a few weekends where there are holidays or sesshins. The following dates are the planned YEBZ dharma study group dates:
1/25/20, 2/22/20, 3/28/20, 4/25/20, 5/16/20* (moved due to Memorial day 5/23), 6/27/20, 7/18/20*, 8/22/20, 9/26/20, 10/17/20*, 11/21/20*, 12/12/20*

If this is too much to follow, please consider joining our listserve or subscribing to our calendar.

All YEBZ events are held in BZC’s Online Zendo.

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Young East Bay Zen strives to foster a climate of purposeful inclusion of all people. We value the diversity of racial and cultural identity and background, nationality, sexual and affectional orientation, gender identity and its expression, religious background and belief, marital status, mental and physical health and ability, political perspective, and educational and class status.