Thrive East Bay is growing meaningful community and creating a just and flourishing world for all.


We are a new kind of community offering a relevant space for diverse people seeking meaning and connection in our rapidly changing world. Informed by modern science and ancient wisdom, our culture is both secular and spiritual, infused with a deep sense of purpose and interconnectedness, inspired by the arts, and focused on social change.

We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds as we engage in personal growth, shared learning, and collective action. 

We host regular Sunday events, small group circles, workshops, and training courses in the Oakland, Berkeley, and wider San Francisco Bay Area. 

We are inspired by the following core principles that guide our community:

  • Thriving Lives - We support each other in overcoming personal challenges and injustice, and creating healthy lives filled with purpose, joy, and expression.


  • Love In Action - We let love guide us toward compassion, gratitude, empathy, and community amongst diverse groups of people. 


  • Shared Learning & Practice - We seek to deepen our understanding of the world through conversation and critical inquiry, and to grow together through transformative practices and action.


  • Systemic Change - We unite to build equitable systems where we can flourish as individuals, as communities, and as a planet.


Thrive East Bay is being incubated by Generation Waking Up, a fiscally sponsored project of the Earth Island Institute, which is a California non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.