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 County, Carpinteria 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.
Programs for beginners to meditation and Shambhala as well as advanced Shambhala Practitioners
Saturday Feb 7th, 7pm at the Westside Center
Open to All
Hosted by the Young Meditators Group. $10 suggested donation.
Spark Radiate is a celebratory event aiming to spark conversation around innovative ideas through brief, potent presentations on a particular subject. The topic this evening will be ‘Reclaiming Human Interaction in Everyday Life.’ Come join in on the conversation! Reception to follow afterward. REGISTER HERE
SAVE THE DATE!
Shambhala Day Celebration – Year of the Wood Sheep
Feb 19, 2015
Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the Tibetan New Year, and represents one of the most important celebrations in Shambhala. Join us for good practice, good food, and good company as we celebrate the new Year of the Wood Sheep! The day will include a live online address by Shambhala lineage holder Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
Ongoing Weekly Programs
Every Wednesday, Westside Center (in Mar Vista) and every Thursday, Eagle Rock Center at 7.30pm – 9pm. Free meditation instruction. Everyone is welcome!
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.
Fridays in Eagle Rock and Mondays in Westside at 7.30pm: Join us twice a week for 30 minutes of meditation followed by various activities such as short readings, guest teachers, and formal/informal conversations over tea and snacks.
Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles offers free meditation group sitting at our two centers as well as at our meditation groups outside of LA. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is always available. Open Sitting is free and open to all. No reservations nor prior experience necessary to attend. Welcome!
See also All Day Meditation Retreat offered once per month at our Westside Center
The Healing Circle
First Saturday of each month, 10:30am to 1:30pm in Eagle Rock. Next meeting is February 7, 2015.
In this group we will explore the real meaning of “healing,” as opposed to “cure.” We will look at how the uncomfortable, sometimes painful issues in our lives can be our gifts on the path of awakening to a life that is actually rich and fulfilling. Learn more
“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.”
― Pema Chödrön
with Joel Wachbrit & Sharon Owyang
January 20th—February 17th
with Jeff Rubin
February 27th—March 1st
January 26, 2015
We felt the warm rays of the Great Eastern Sun this past weekend as 27 members of Shambhala completed the Shambhala Guide Training program led by Shastri Pamela Bothwell at our Eagle Rock Center in Los Angeles.
January 12, 2015
Physical bookstores are rare these days! Any proceeds from purchases at the Shambhala Meditation Center Bookstore go back into supporting our Center. If you’re thinking of purchasing a book, consider buying it from us first. Stop by and learn more about our offerings. We look forward to seeing you!