Main view of Kshanti bedroom. Built in wall shelf and a good size closet not seen in photo.View of Kshanti bedroom entering from door. It featues a wall of panel of three south-facing windows.
2 гостя
1 спальня
1 кровать
1,5 ванных комнаты
2 гостя
1 спальня
1 кровать
1,5 ванных комнаты
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Spacious quiet southern-facing room. Perfect for comfy getaway.


The Home
We are an eco-friendly, queer-friendly, class-conscious, health-conscious, vegetarian/pescatarian (fish & eggs welcome) household. We actively engage in reducing our carbon footprint on the earth by lessening our dependence on fossil fuels; eating and food shopping for what is local, organic, and in season; composting, recycling, being mindful of our energy and water consumption, and reducing our overall use of plastic.

The Residence
The residence is a large seven bedroom, two-story Edwardian, centrally located in South Berkeley.

Centrally Located
Blocks away from the heart of Berkeley, our location is easily walkable to the famous year-round Farmer's Market, as well as has easy access to the amenities associated with living near the large and popular University of California-Berkeley (cafés, shops, etc.).

•Easy, safe on-street parking
•10 minute walk from Ashby BART
•15 minute walk to Downtown Berkley
•Multiple bus lines
•Proximity to Oakland/Berkeley border
•Set back 15 feet from street behind red, decorative gate

Unique Property
Our sizable property is fenced with bamboo and contains a meditation garden and in-progress pond. The overall space has a peaceful, yet communal feel with the meditation garden open to the public and our practice community at specified times during the week. The property features:

•Small outside patio area
•Gently landscaped Zen-style serene garden w/ sitting areas surrounded by black and green bamboo, maples and evergreens

Unique Space
We also have a beautiful free-standing Practice Hall that is located to the rear of the main residence. This architectural treasure is a traditional Korean-designed practice space. We hold regularly scheduled community practice there, and the hall is rented out for events periodically. It has a separate path for entrance and visitors do not disturb the household, though may come in the kitchen briefly for access to water. All public events are complete by 9:30pm.

Unique Community
We host meditation, yoga and embodied leadership practices on Thursday evenings and Friday mornings. Guests are most welcome to join us for these sessions.

The Residents
All residents live on the second floor of the home. We are the home base of the newDharma community, and we each work for Transformative Change (XC), a nonprofit organization that is run from this location. To learn more about XC, please read the Profile section.

Our current residential members are 2 women of color, 2 men, 1 cat, and 1 African Grey parrot. XC Founder and newDharma Community Spiritual Director, Rev. angel Kyodo williams is a resident and serves the organization as Vision Fellow. (pictures in profile)

In addition, any one of 1-2 additional community/staff members are often on the premises, particularly during the weekdays. We are a warm, welcoming, easy-going group of folks that are comfortable going about our lives as you go about yours.

We are practice-based community and have a few practices that you should be aware of:

Mondays: We observe social silence and ask that personal conversations happen in personal spaces or outside of the house. This gives our residents time to be more reflective each week.

Thursday evenings: We host a traditional zen ceremony in the Practice Hall.
We sound a "moktak" (wooden block sound) at 6:30pm and 6:40pm to signal meditation beginning on this evening.

Friday mornings: We have a 5:40am wake-up bell (small chime sound) for our early morning yoga practice that rings through the house. You are, of course, welcome to stay asleep and may even not hear it. We also sound the "moktak" at 5:55am to signal the beginning of meditation and yoga. And the "moktak" is sounded a final time to call residents to work practice (cleaning property & grounds) at 7:45am.

If you are particularly sleep-sensitive and these "temple" sounds would be disruptive for you, our place is likely NOT the best choice for you.

Доступно гостям

In addition to full access to the kitchen and the basics of pots, pans, dishes, we share an extensive supply of spices, condiments and cooking oils. Who wants to buy a bottle of oil, pepper or salt for 4 days, right? We also have brown rice in the cooker during the weekdays. Weekends, everyone is on their own. We also have a safe, comfortable, unobtrusive (read: not pretty) bike with safety lights that we can make available to guests on a first come, first serve basis to help you get around.

•Wifi internet access (business class speed)
•Keyless entry
•Laundry with commercial quality washer/dryer and scent free detergent. (Not available on Mondays)
•Full kitchen access
•Complimentary coffee & nice variety tea
•Filtered water & hot water boiler for always available hot water.
•Use of wide array of basic condiments, oils and spices
•Brown rice often available in rice cooker
•Apple Computer available for use if needed (screen is a bit janky)
•Fax Machine & Copier for basic use

We have personal cabinets and food items that are marked with individual names that aren't for guest use, as well as a few high-end appliances.

Общение с гостями

We are an easy bunch that is accustomed to going on about our days without a lot of interaction, though we are happy to answer questions that arise. We orient guests so they can be as self-sufficient as possible and leave guests to come and go as they please. Different people in the home have different personalities so conversation may strike up organically, but mostly we all fluidly navigate around each other with an easy-going, each-to-her-own style.

Другие важные подробности

We ask that all inquiries have a photo included in your profile of anyone that intends to stay. We are a community and like to know who we will share with. Also, please do READ the House Rules. If you acknowledge you have read them and agree when you inquire, we can accept your request much faster. Thank you, safe travels and good luck!

Спальные места
Спальня 1
1 кровать Queen Size

Беспроводной Интернет

Плата за уборку 1185 р
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Правила дома
Время прибытия: с 16:00 до 21:00.
Выезд до 11:00

Smoking is not allowed on the grounds. Guests who smoke may do so outside the gate. Also, due to fire hazards, we unfortunately cannot permit burning of candles in the rooms by guests. We run a nonprofit organization in addition to being a community. As such, not-yet-legal drugs are strictly prohibited anywhere on the premises, including in your room, luggage, on your person.

We are shoeless household. Outdoor shoes must stay outside (or carried into your room.) You are welcome to wear socks, house slippers of your own, or borrow a pair here for your stay.

We maintain a pescatarian household. There is NO chicken, beef or pork allowed in the house. Seafood and fish are welcome. We ask that you eat meat in another location or in the garden or other part of the grounds.

We're a home first. To make AirBnB possible when we have extra space, and to keep costs reasonable, we make sure the room is clean and provide fresh linens and towels. You make up your own bed when you arrive, and strip it down when you leave. You'll also do a basic sweep and empty your trash.

We are sensitive to the environment and over-consumption. In an effort to reduce water use, we use an external bin for yellow paper (urine) in all bathrooms. This significantly reduces flushing and excessive water waste.

Everyone is asked to clean up after themselves. This includes throwing things away in the proper receptacles and washing, drying and putting away dishes. Enjoy yourself and be comfortable, But when you leave a public space, it should be like you were never there.

All guests must have an Orientation Tour. It takes about 15 minutes and is required to stay. It helps make sure you have critical information and that you'll make your way around the house well.

If you confirm for one person, please be one person. We don't mind our guests having periodic guests, but no de facto live-ins. We like to meet outside folks when possible. If we confirm your booking as two guests, all good.

We'll make a photo copy of your legal ID when you arrive, for your safety and ours. We will also confirm your cell phone number and email.

We ask that you sign off on a few things so that we know we're on the same page:
- the house rules
- the room condition
- the orientation tour

Sorry, WE NO LONGER ALLOW people to rent on anyone else's behalf. If you're the one staying, you have to be the one renting. No parents renting for children--even college-aged.

Вы должны также принять к сведению
Cat(s) и other pet(s) live in the house


Устройства безопасности
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34 отзыва

Профиль пользователя Kathleen
август 2017
First time at an airbnb private room. It was great. Very comfortable and clean. House is quiet and in a great location. Would rent again without hesitation.

Профиль пользователя Branca
июль 2017
This being a place dedicated to meditation and transformational leadership, I expected people here to be open and warm. The place - while safe - didn't feel welcoming or inviting for genuine human interaction. The rules and labeling of food, drawers etc. reminded me of living in a college dorm.
Профиль пользователя Center
Ответ от Center:
Hi Branca - Thanks for your feedback. We'll take it into consideration. I tried to greet you with warmth and check in on your stay. I'm sorry it didn't come across that way. We use the labeling system as we've learned over the years it's helpful for guests and residents to not mistakenly consume each other's food. We hope the rest of your trip went well.
июль 2017

Профиль пользователя Faye
июль 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at the Center. There was just the right amount of interaction and privacy for us. We appreciated and learnt a lot from the intentional living practice at the Center. I was glad to have joined their yoga class one morning in their beautiful studio. Our room had everything we needed - a comfortable bed, ample closet space, a desk, towels, a space heater, and beautiful big windows. Though there might have been more house rules than the average airbnb, the rules are well-intended and easy to follow. It was also very nice to share the house with their cat and bird. I had to walk to UC Berkeley (south side, at Bancroft and Bowditch) every morning and it took a comfortable 20-25min. Would love to go back!

Профиль пользователя Tom
июнь 2017
Nice people at the center. My hostess was Emily and she is kind, helpful, and easy going. The room was clean, spacious, with good light. The bed was super comfy. It's a place which allegedly has many people in it, but you would never know it. It's quiet, mellow, and they basically leave you alone. But you can participate if you wish. Overall a really good and easy experience. because things are well thought out in advance.

Профиль пользователя Kelly
июнь 2017
Very affordable location and it was a nice walk to and from UC Berkeley. I was traveling as a single female and never felt unsafe walking to this property at night. Do make sure you read the description carefully to make sure the rules and animals at the house will work for you. I had a very nice stay!

Профиль пользователя Cynthia
май 2017
If you enjoy communal living and meeting interesting people this is the place for you. This is my second time staying here and will continue to make this my first choice in Berkeley. The house is clean, organized, and quiet. One would think that with only one shower there would be issues with having 10 people sharing it. Not the case. There is always brown rice made and available for anyone staying there. There is always hot water for tea and coffee. The kitchen is extremely organized and all of your needs for cooking are supplied as well as storage space for food. There is a beautiful meditation hall available. A couple of times I had it all to myself to do yoga or meditate. The people who run this are amazingly kind and available but not in your face. This has been my best Airbnb experience yet. I want to go back and stay just to do a personal retreat. Thank you Chuck, Elena, Emily, and Angel for creating and sharing this beautiful space with me. I love Kshanti!

Профиль пользователя Haluk
апрель 2017
This was my second stay at the Center and had a very pleasant experience (again!). The home is peaceful and clean. The room I stayed in both times is spacious, with a very comfortable bed and lots of natural light. The regular residents Angel, Svani, Emily, Chuck, Elaine are all very nice people. Thank you and hope to see you again.

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Профиль пользователя Center

Transformative Change (XC) is a nonprofit that is dedicated to naming, framing, advancing and promoting Transformative Social Change: work at the intersection of personal inner awareness, organizational effectiveness and broad-based social change. We are the first and only national center entirely dedicated to bridging the inner and outer lives of social change agents, activists and allies to create a more effective, more sustainable social justice movement. By directly impacting the culture of movements for social justice, we are "changing the WAY change is done."

As a "transformative practice organization" we are a unique hybrid of residentially-based "Core" members who Live, Work and Practice together. As the organizational Core, we are committed to role-modeling and articulating the process of deep change. We operate under an abiding principle that it is possible for a small team of creative, grounded individuals, working collaboratively, at the center of and within the larger field of Transformative Social Change, to effectively change the world.

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