News & Events

Chapel of the Chimes Oakland takes pride in being able to share news and events throughout the year. As a dedicated member of this community and our commitment to giving back, we sponsor several community outreach and charity events and encourage you to check in regularly to get details on how to attend.


  • 25 Mar

    Sunday Morning Yoga

    Start your Sunday with Free Yoga Chapel of the Chimes will host a yoga class every 4th Sunday of the month, starting March 25 on the Pacific Plaza level. You’ll release stress and find focus and strength while practicing meditative yoga in one of Oakland’s most historic landmarks.Then, take a Sunday morning stroll through Chapel of

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  • 31 Mar

    Ching Ming 2018

    Join us for Ching Ming 2018 Chapel of the Chimes Oakland Saturday, March 31st 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Schedule of Activities: 9:30 am – Chanting and Blessing (Pu Guang Temple) Noon – Lion Dance 12:30 pm – Free Buffet Lunch Enter to WIN a Trip for Two to Hong Kong! •Free gift for the

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  • Why is a Funeral Service Important?

    Why is a Funeral Service Important?

    We live in a society that values convenience and speed above most other things. When a loved one dies, the loss is often so painful that many people want to skip the funeral service and just try to move on with life. In truth, a funeral service is a good place to begin the healing

  • Helping Kids Remember Grandparents They Never Knew

    Helping Kids Remember Grandparents They Never Knew

    The median age of new parents in 1970 was 21. Today, it’s closer to 27, with many people delaying parenthood into their 30s and beyond. Of course, as the age of first-time parents increases, so does the age of grandparents. In the past, we might reasonably have expected our grandparents to be at our weddings.

  • Why Preplanning Makes Sense

    Why Preplanning Makes Sense

    Many people don’t think about planning a funeral until a need arises. Unfortunately, the death of a loved one is stressful, which makes planning a funeral difficult. When you plan for a funeral ahead of time, you lift a burden from your family members, alleviating stress and making a difficult time easier. Preplanning your own

  • Celebrations of Life

    Celebrations of Life

    The first funeral you ever attended may well have been a somber affair, with people dressed in black, sad music and long speeches in sober tones. Today, however, funerals often focus on celebrating the life lived. Recently, a young veteran passed away unexpectedly. He was a fun-loving person known for his sunny personality, and his

  • Choosing the Right Funeral Home

    Choosing the Right Funeral Home

    Many people don’t think about funeral homes until they’re faced with the need for one. It may seem like one is as good as the next — but in fact funeral home are not all alike, and it’s very important to choose the right one. You may want to consider several factors: Choose a convenient

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