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Established in 1971, the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles is part of a global community of meditation and retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our Los Angeles Centers, located in Eagle Rock and Mar Vista (Westside) offer meditation programs, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. Weekly Dharma Gatherings and meditation groups also available in Orange CountyCarpinteria and Ojai.

We invite you to explore our diverse meditation programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness and humor.

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SPECIAL EVENT: PEMA CHÖDRÖN IN LA

JUNE 20, 2015 | 8 PM | ROYCE HALL, UCLA

Please note, this event is expected to sell out. Get your tickets early!

BUY TICKETS HERE  |  LEARN MORE

Inspirational Teachings and Stunning Music in Support of Tools for Peace and The Pema Chödrön Foundation

An Evening with Pema Chödrön and k.d. lang is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join these two extraordinary women who are both uniquely gifted “instruments of the dharma,” helping us to soften and open our hearts.  Learn more


 

Introductory

Karma and the Wheel of Life, a Public Talk (Westside)

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

May 6th

Karma is not fate or a fixed result. It is "action." We say something in anger, and others respond with anger. We get more angry, and before we know it, we are at war. We help others, and others help us. Before we know it, we have a friend or ally. Continue »

Pure Embodiment, a Public Talk (Eagle Rock)

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

May 7th

Spirituality often denigrates the body as something made of dirty, gross matter, while the mind is pure, ethereal light. Where do body and mind meet? How do we bring them together, or are they already together? How do we purify our physical body? Continue »

 


Ongoing Weekly Meditation Programs

Programs for beginners to meditation and Shambhala as well as seasoned meditation practitioners.


Shambhala-0030Weekly Dharma Gathering

Wednesdays at Westside Center (Mar Vista) & Thursdays at Eagle Rock Center (NELA);
(7.30pm – 9pm)

Listen to a dharma talk by Shambhala teachers. Free meditation instruction for those who wish. This evening gathering is open to all, for beginners to meditation and Shambhala teachings as well as seasoned meditators in other meditation traditions.  Join us! Learn more

 

Open Meditation Sitting

Free meditation group sitting and meditation instruction available for those who wish. No reservations nor prior experience necessary to attend. Welcome! View Open Sitting Schedule and Meditation Group Locations 

All Day Meditation Retreat, third Sunday of every month at Westside Center;  (9am – 5pm). Childcare offered to families with children. Learn more

 

Young Meditators Group

Mondays at Westside Center & Fridays at Eagle Rock Center; (7.30pm – 9pm): A group for anyone in their 20s and 30s who is interested in learning and experiencing the benefits of meditation and socializing other like-minded individuals. Learn more

 

Yoga & Meditation

Tuesdays at at Westside Center; (7:30pm to 9:00pm): Yoga is so much more than just about the physical; it is a tool to unite body and mind with our true nature. Join us for Vinyasa Yoga and Restorative Iyengar Yoga on Tuesdays. Open to all. Learn more

 

Heart of Recovery Meditation Group

Wednesdays at Eagle Rock Center & Tuesdays at Westside Center; (7:30pm to 9:00pm): A meditation and sharing support group with the purpose of bringing together the practice of meditation, the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings, and the Twelve Steps of Recovery with the goal of integrating the basic sanity of the Dharma and the basic goodness of meditation with our commitment to abstinence. We welcome all those who wish to share in these common interests. Learn more

 


Monthly Meditation Programs



The Healing Circle
: First Saturday of the month (10:30am – 1:30pm),  Eagle Rock Center

Creativity Lab:  Second Saturday each month at Westside Center; (11am – 1pm). Open to all. No art experience or meditation experience necessary!

Family GroupsThird Sunday each month (1pm – 2:30pm),  Eagle Rock Center. New families welcome!

 

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View all ongoing meditation programs

 


“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.”
Pema Chödrön


Featured Programs

Karma and the Wheel of Life, a Public Talk (Westside)

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

May 6th

Karma is not fate or a fixed result. It is "action." We say something in anger, and others respond with anger. We get more angry, and before we know it, we are at war. We help others, and others help us. Before we know it, we have a friend or ally. Continue »

Pure Embodiment, a Public Talk (Eagle Rock)

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

May 7th

Spirituality often denigrates the body as something made of dirty, gross matter, while the mind is pure, ethereal light. Where do body and mind meet? How do we bring them together, or are they already together? How do we purify our physical body? Continue »

Creativity Lab : Mindful Listening and Musical Improvisation

with Alex Rodriguez

May 9th

First Thought, Poetry, Meditation, Movement, Brush, Square One, Collage, Object Arranging, Painting, Contemplation, Music, Photography, Discussion, Collaboration …. Continue »
   

News and Articles

  • bandit soup album cover, artist bill bothwell

    Shambhala Times Article: Bandit Soup – A Recipe for Love, Courage and Songwriting

    Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles own meditation teacher and longtime Shambhala practitioner Bill Bothwell discusses his journey as a musician and student of the Shambhala dharma.

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    SPECIAL EVENT: Pema Chödrön in Los Angeles

    Sounds True in partnership with Shambhala Los Angeles presents: An Evening with Pema Chödrön and k.d. lang To benefit Tools for Peace and The Pema Chödrön Foundation June 20, 2015, 8 pm Royce Hall, UCLA Campus Inspirational Teachings and Stunning Music in Support of Two Noble Causes Bestselling author and beloved meditation teacher Pema Chödrön has touched … Continue 

   
   
   

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