The Still Breathing Meditation Community is a community that explores the nature of embodiment or identity in relationship to spiritual teachings of oneness and awareness. Through a meditation practice, retreats and study circles we learn to see our lives as boundless and yet relative to everyday life. We meet in East Oakland, CA. If you would like to visit with us please send an email to  Also see our meditation activities below and keep an eye on Events on this website for other activities.

ZenjuLargeZenju Earthlyn Manuel, is the guiding teacher of the Still Breathing Meditation Community in East Oakland, California. She is a Zen Buddhist priest in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, ordained and invited to teach by Zenkei Blanche Hartman. Now, you are invited to our Fall Season Offerings:

MEDITATION EVENT: The Capacity to Be Love: One Day Sitting Meditation – October 24th

REGULAR MEDITATION SITTING STARTS SEPTEMBER 1, 2015: If you have never met Zenju Earthlyn Manuel send an email to before attending your first session as the meditation space is limited and attached to a private home.

The home and meditation space is not a scent free area as we do burn incense and indigenous medicines in the home but at a low level. Please wear loose and appropriate clothing for sacred space.

Here is the Schedule – STARTS SEPTEMBER 1, 2015:

Tuesday Mornings: 6:00 am – 7:00 am (includes chanting) & Second session: 7:30 pm – 8:00 am
Wednesday Evenings: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (sometimes includes Talks by Rev. Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, Guiding Teacher –
Thursday Evenings: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Introduction to Meditation
Friday Mornings: 6:00 am – 7:00 am (includes chanting) & Second session: 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Periodic Saturday Mornings: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm – Please check here or sign up in the righ-hand column for dates of Saturday offerings. Potluck Brunch, short sitting meditation (15 mins), chanting and short talk by Rev. Zenju or guest teacher. Children Welcome.
Note: If you would like to come and sit in the zendo (meditation space) during the day outside of the schedule please send an email to, especially if it is your first time.

Also please check this page for times when the teacher is away and the zendo (meditation space is closed).

HurleyGurleyBuddha-MED“Meditation is the silence that becomes loud in a thunderous beat of our hearts which keeps us awake to the ordinary and the extraordinary of our existence. It is the invitation that comes from our own suffering, the waiting for our acceptance of an innately divine relationship with everything and everyone.” – Zenju Earthlyn Manuel


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