BDK America Class Schedules Updated through December 2018

We're happy to share times and dates for local classes through the end of 2018 for your planning purposes. See the schedule below.

CONTACT Instructors if You Wish to Start a Class

Before you show up for a class we ask that you first contact the instructor, as space is limited. The instructor can also discuss your level and suggest appropriate classes.


Class Schedule (November and December)

Note: Times and dates are subject to change. Please be sure to contact the instructor before showing up for a first class. Our Berkeley location is at 2620 Warring Street. Our Moraga location is at 1675 School Street.


SCHEDULE BY CLASS

Ikebana — Jane Suiei Naito Sensei at 415-937-8260 or ikebana_now@icloud.com.

Date Location Time Class
11/29/18 (Th) Moraga 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Ikebana Beginner Level
12/20/18 (Th) Moraga 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Ikebana Beginner Level


Way of Tea — Yufuko Kurioka Galbraith Sensei at nogatetea@gmail.com.

Date Time Location Class
11/3/18 (Sa) 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Moraga Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea 5 of 6
11/5/18 (M) 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. Berkeley Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea -- all levels
11/10/18 (Sa) 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Moraga Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea for the family/all levels
11/19/18 (M) 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. Berkeley Tea Ceremony Basics and Putting Kimono On
12/1/18 (Sa) 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Moraga Making winter theme wagashi workshop
12/1/18 (Sa) 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Moraga Making winter theme Wagashi workshop
12/3/18 (M) 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. Berkeley Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea -- all levels
12/15/18 (Sa) 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Moraga Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea for the family/all levels
12/17/18 (M) 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. Berkeley Tea Ceremony Basics and Putting Kimono On
12/22/18 (Sa) 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Moraga Year-end workshop: Buddhism and Japanese foods/tea culture


Gentle Yoga, Meditation, and Readings from The Teaching of BuddhaYukti Kurioka Galbraith Sensei at yoga.w.yukti@gmail.com.

Note: Yoga classes are subject to cancellation when enrollment is less than five.

Date Time Location Class
10/1/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.> Berkeley Week 3: Gentle Stretch & Relaxation
10/8/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.> Berkeley Week 4: Flexible Joints (Hip Opening Exercises)
10/15/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.> Berkeley Week 5: Focus & Balance
10/22/18 (M) 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.> Berkeley Week 1: Breathe Deeper: Breathing Exercises
11/5/18 (M) 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. Berkeley Week 3: Gentle stretch and relaxation
11/19/18 (M) 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. Berkeley Week 4: Strengthen the immune system with asanas
11/26/18 (M) 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. Berkeley Week 5: Focus and balance
12/3/18 (M) 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. Berkeley Week 1: Breathing exercises and introduction to meditationsMovements
12/10/18 (M) 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. Berkeley Week 2: Gentle stretch and relaxation
12/17/18 (M) 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. Berkeley Week 3: Strengthen the immune system with asanas
12/22/18 (Sa) 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. Berkeley Week 4: Year-end workshop: chair yoga, meditation and Buddhist text reading

 



Thank you to our Instructors! BDK America is grateful to be able to host cultural and spiritual programs at its facilities in Moraga and Berkeley, California. In this way we help broaden the appreciation of the many forms of Buddhist spirituality and Japanese art and culture, thanks to our talented instructors.
 



PLAN AHEAD FOR FUTURE DATES

  • Ikebana. Jane Suiei Naito Sensei will soon release her 2019 schedule and we will post it for you..
  • Way of Tea and Yoga. We will share future information as it becomes available; most classes are ongoing and weekly.