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.
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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!
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
with Eva Wong
May 16th—May 17th
Ongoing Weekly Meditation Programs
Programs for beginners to meditation and Shambhala as well as seasoned meditation practitioners.
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
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
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
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
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
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 Groups: Third Sunday each month (1pm – 2:30pm), Eagle Rock Center. New families welcome!
“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.”
― Pema Chödrön
with Joshua Northcutt, Marilyn Moore, Tenzin Kacho Kiyosaki, John MacAdams
March 28th—April 18th
with Shastri Pamela Bothwell & Alexandra Milsom
April 2nd—April 23rd
March 23, 2015
As we approach the 28th parinirvana of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, this article written by John J. Baker, a close student, relates profound and personal teachings from the Druk Sakyong. This article originally appeared in Tricycle Magazine. In the fall of 1970 Bob Lester, then Chairman of the Religious Studies Department at the University of Colorado (CU), … Continue
March 11, 2015
This personal account of Shambhala training level one by Jessica Runck speaks honestly and from the heart. This article originally appeared in the Fargo Forum “Homegrown Hollywood” column Jessica writes – www.inforum.com My fiancé is a Buddhist. When I first told my grandmother, she made a sound reserved for those whose grandchildren are a constant … Continue