Dana is the Pali word for generosity or giving freely. Project Root's Dana Cafe is a monthly gathering in Oakland offering transformational classes and workshops at no cost to participants.  Each month on 1st Sunday Dana Cafe invites different social change educators, teachers and facilitators from various arts and healing traditions to lead a session.  The workshops have included community theater, popular education, indigenous medicine, Tai Chi, Qigong, yoga, dance and other forms of deep somatic, ancestor, and community work to name a few. The intention is to cultivate generosity and a culture of giving while providing a space where all can access these teachings. As the teachings are given freely, so the community is encouraged to offer support for the teachings as is comfortable and as they are so inspired, creating a cycle of community supported sustained abundance.



Dana Cafe is held every 1st Sunday at Temescal Art Center in North Oakland

511 48th St. @ Telegraph Ave.


The classes are offered for dana (give as you able and inspired)


Public Transportation

MacArthur BART Station

AC Bus lines 1, 1R, 12, and 57


On Sunday May 4th, Dana Cafe is celebrating it's one year anniversary. Join speakers from our community in a panel discussion themed around community commons, generosity, sustainability, the gifting revolution and the emergent sharing economy. Dana Cafe is honored to present panelists to include Service Space founder, Nipun Mehta (Karma Kitchen & Daily Good), Planting Justice Co-Founder and Educational Director, Haleh Zandi plus more TBA.  Enjoy interactive activities, fun, food and prizes! Check the website for updates and details.


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