The Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles is part of a global community of meditation centers dedicated to the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This goodness can be developed in meditation and in daily life to radiate out to family, friends and society.
We offer free guided meditation instruction and weekly introductory dharma talks to the public at several locations throughout Los Angeles as well as a wide variety of classes, retreats, community events, Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and free public meditation sessions.
New to Meditation or the Center?
Shambhala Meditation is based on the premise that the natural state of the mind is calm and clear. It’s a practice that anyone can do. Learn to meditate and develop mindfulness awareness by attending one of our many public meditation periods.
When you arrive, you can get a short introduction to meditation, sit with the group, and stay for the discussion group. We also offer weekly programs for newcomers consisting of Thursday Night Intro Talks in Eagle Rock and Wednesday Night Kitchen Sink Dharma talks on the Westside.
with Sheryl Beard
August 16th—August 23rd
with Katie Bainbridge & Anne Saitzyk
August 23rd—August 24th
with Shastri Pamela Bothwell
September 5th—September 7th
August 4, 2014
Los Angeles Shambhala member Aaron Crowe beautifully delves in to the tender heart of sadness and humor. This post is primarily about a depressed cartoon bear and his adventures with an overly zealous, rosy little hippo. There are, however, other matters to consider first. There is the matter of wisdom, of suffering, of this … Continue
May 31, 2014
On Sunday, May 18th the Shambhala Dragons, ages 9 – 13, had a feast with delicious food prepared by them and their parents. The Dragons want to compile a Shambhala Cookbook to sell on Shambhala Day next year to raise funds for Families and Children and WE WANT YOUR RECIPES TOO! Please mail your easy recipes to: email@example.com Salmon loaf (Sophia … Continue