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Official Book Launch Party at EBMC!

  • East Bay Meditation Center 285 17th Street Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

Book Blessing & Community Celebration

Led By: Spring Washam & Friends

Date: Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Location: East Bay Meditation Center 

285 17th Street, Oakland, CA


Book Title: A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage and Wisdom in Any Moment

Event Description

All are invited to come out and celebrate the release of Spring Washam’s long awaited book! This will be a community celebration. In A Fierce Heart, Washam shares her contemporary, unique interpretation of the Buddha’s 2,500-year-old teachings with powerfully written chapters that get to the heart of mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion. Woven throughout the book are stories from the author’s life, family, and community, along with many soulful, heartfelt stories from all over the world. Washam’s teachings truly focus on strength, courage and wisdom, making the Dharma welcoming to as large and wide a community as possible. Anyone who has suffered will benefit from the life-saving teachings of this charismatic teacher. Her humor, enthusiasm, and energy are a balm. 


This joyful celebration will include delicious vegetarian appetizers, live music, readings from the book, and lot’s of fun!


6:30pm – 7:30pm (Refreshments)

7:30pm 8:30pm (Book reading & Dharma Reflections)

8:30pm – Hangout & book signings


Teacher Bio

Spring Washam is a meditation and dharma teacher based in Oakland, California. She was trained by Jack Kornfield and now leads Vipassana and Metta retreats throughout the country. Spring is one of the founders of the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland where she teaches daylong retreats and weekly classes. She is also a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council. Spring is considered a pioneer in bringing mindfulness-based healing practices to inner-city communities. In addition, she has extensive training in indigenous healing practices and works with students individually from around the


Cost: The teachings are regarded as priceless, so they are offered without a fee. You are invited to support the teachings and our efforts by contributing financially (the practice of “Dana”) to support the sustainability of the meditation center and the livelihood of the teachers.


To protect the health of community members with environmental illness, please do not wear fragranced products (including “natural” fragrances) or clothes laundered in fragranced products to EBMC.