The Encinitas Mindfulness Community (formerly 2nd Street Sangha) is a non profit organization which supports and encourages practices from all mindfulness meditation traditions. IN 2019, EMC will celebrate its 10th year of practice and operation. We are grateful to all those who have contributed throughout these ten years to our mission of propagating mindfulness and compassionate action as a means of benefitting all beings without exception. THANK YOU for your practice, your service and your presence. We could not provide these weekly offerings without you.

SANGHA is a Sanskrit or Pali word that translates to mean community or helping friendship with the common goal or vision of cultivating and deepening training and practice. It is the third of the Three Jewels in Buddhism (Buddha, Dharma, Sangha) and is an essential element of sustaining any personal practice, whatever your tradition.

The Sangha gathers three times a week, Saturday mornings 7:30am, Tuesday mornings 7:00am, and on selected Thursday evenings at 6:00pm (winter hours). Learn more about our weekly meditations here

It is an ever-growing and expanding group consisting of those who are interested in meditating with a group, those who have participated in an MBSR course, or those seeking continued teachings on the practice path through the exploration and study of books, texts, sutras and direct experiences. 

Please subscribe to our newsletter below for the most updated meditation meeting times/space, service projects, and community events. 

Consistent with mindfulness traditions, Encinitas Mindfulness Community is supported by dana offerings. Dana is an anonymous, optional donation of your choice that helps support our teacher Diana Shimkus and other Sangha activities.

Dana Offering


We hope you join us to sustain and deepen your practice. Until then, please enjoy these guided meditations from Diana.