Mushim Ikeda



Mushim Ikeda is a Buddhist and secular mindfulness teacher, author, diversity and inclusion consultant, and social justice activist based in Oakland, California. She has in the past served on the board of EBMC — East Bay Meditation Center —  a diversity and social justice-centered urban meditation community center in downtown Oakland, and she continues to teach there on a regular basis.


 Mushim volunteered for 11 years in the Oakland Unified Public School District, which her son attended K through 12, and she is a longtime member of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. She was one of four faith-based women featured in the award-winning documentary, Acting on Faith: Women’s New Religious Activism in America, distributed by the Pluralism Project at Harvard University.


Mushim is the guiding teacher of a yearlong program that trains change agents in mindfulness meditation practices, which they can share in their spheres of activity. This yearlong program, Practice in Transformative Action, is now in its third cohort group at EBMC.


She has taught meditation retreats for people of color, women, and social justice activists nationally. Mushim received an honorary doctor of sacred theology degree from the Starr King School for the Ministry in September, 2015. Her Website