Coming Events

Daylong on Deepening Practice with Rebecca Dixon
Oct. 12, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
When our practice is allowed to deepen, it can increasingly liberate us from our internal suffering. Taking extra time to let our practice grow, perhaps in new directions, is essential.

Come meditate with us as we each seek in our own way to reach deeper into our hearts and minds. In this silent daylong retreat, we will have meditation, walking periods and dharma talks to help our practice mature and ripen. 

Comfortable chairs are available; please bring any personal meditation gear you need, and a bag lunch. Tea, with cups, etc., will be provided.  Please arrive by 9:15 a.m in order to be ready when meditation starts at 9:30 a.m. 

This day is offered on a dana basis.  At Buena Vista United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista Ave. in Alameda, CA.  Because we need to ensure a minimum donation to the church, registration will be required by October 1, 2019. Register here. 

This is an accessible space.  Please do not wear fragrances.

Monthly Yoga Practice with Dina

Dina Hondrogen, a sangha member and yoga instructors offers yoga from 6 - 6:45 pm on the last Sunday of each month, in the church before our regular meeting. Yoga can aid settling in and deepening your meditation.  Please bring your own yoga mat, bare feet and an empty stomach. If you would like to bring props to help facilitate practice feel free, it will help if you are a tight beginner. Donations are welcome.

Dina Hondrogen has taught yoga since 1997 in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a certificate from the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco. She was drawn to yoga after the pain from a chronic neck problem and then injury became unbearable and she had to stop working and dancing. The use of props and in-depth instruction of Iyengar Yoga brought her relief and gave her the tools to heal herself. She became an enthusiastic practitioner, then attended the Iyengar Yoga Institute for two years. Soon after this, she studied other types of Yoga, Ayurveda, Pilates, and various forms of movement and meditation which she integrated into her teaching. Dina continues to be open to new tools and techniques, melding the best into her practice. She places emphasis not only on the body but also works with the mind and emotions which she feels are central aspects of yoga. She is the mother of two and lives with her family in Alameda.

For more information about Dina and her practice visit

Midweek Meditation
A small group meditates together on Tuesdays starting at 4pm and lasting 30-40 minutes. Call David at (510) 919-7904 for directions and current time of the sitting group.