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.


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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.

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Featured Programs

Intro Dharma Talk - The Chaos of Life: Working with Emotions

with Marcy Fink

July 31st

Desire, anger, jealousy -- our emotions are a constant source of confusion, pain, or struggle. We may strategize or manipulate them and when that doesn't work, we suppress them. At some point we realize this approach doesn't work. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra practice (Eagle Rock)

August 10th—December 6th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra presents a vajrayana view, bringing together the devotion mahamudra of the Kagyu lineage and the crazy wisdom of the Nyingma lineage. As such, it provides a powerful touchstone for understanding our vajrayana heritage. Continue »

WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Fearlessness in Everyday Life (Westside)

with Sheryl Beard

August 16th—August 23rd

This class mixes meditation with the vastness of space beyond concept. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings of mind and nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. Continue »

News and Articles

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    Calling All Recipes!

    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: Salmon loaf (Sophia … Continue 

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    The Path of Unconditional Healing

    The monthly Los Angeles Healing Circle group meets on the 1st Saturday of the monthly to explore the meaning of “healing” versus “cure”. Much of the groups inspiration comes from the teachings of long time Shambhala Teacher Jeff Rubin. Please find his beautifully and poignantly written post about his journey of illness and discovery (Posted on … Continue 


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