The Alameda Center for Buddhist Meditation

The California Samatha Association meets for meditation practice, exploration of Buddhist teaching, and related activities at:

The Alameda Center for Buddhist Meditation, 1134-E Ballena Blvd # 8, Alameda, CA 94501

The Center occupies an upper floor unit in the Ballena Isle Marina office/retail complex. The activities listed below are open to the public.  All are offered free of charge.

Introductory instruction in samatha meditation

A weekly class for beginning meditators is offered each year during the fall season (September-November).  At other times of year, individual or small group instruction can usually be arranged by request.

Those interested in exploring this method of practice are always welcome to contact us by phone or email as shown below.

Unguided silent meditation/quiet sitting

On Sundays from 4:30 to 6:00 pm, the Center is open to anyone who wishes to practice silent meditation regardless of method or just to sit quietly in a peaceful setting.  All are welcome to attend.  Please note that instruction in meditation will not be offered at these times.

Further Information

All activities at the Center are offered free of charge.  There is a bowl for voluntary donations, which are always welcome.

For further information, please write to us at:;  or call Chris Morray-Jones at (510) 459-6741.

The Alameda Center for Buddhist Meditation is managed by the California Samatha Association under the direction of the Samatha Foundation of North America, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  The Center is wholly supported by voluntary contributions, which are tax-deductible as permitted by law.