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

WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Contentment in Everyday Life (Eagle Rock)

with Guy Blume & Laura Landau

October 21st—November 18th

How do we relax into appreciation of ourselves and our lives in the moment? This course is a thorough exploration of mindfulness meditation, delving into the foundational views of the Hinayana Buddhist teachings, and meditation. Continue »

Mindful Leadership for Social Transformation... Making the Impossible Possible (Westside)

with Acharya Fleet Maull

October 22nd

During this intimate evening, Acharya Maull will talk about the principles and practices of Mindful Leadership as applied to social transformation, violence prevention and criminal justice reform. Continue »

Radical Responsibility: A Revolutionary Path to Conflict Transformation

with Acharya Fleet Maull

October 25th—October 26th

When confronted with anger, ignorance, and injustice, how can we ensure that our actions are genuinely effective, as well as wise and compassionate? Acharya Maull offers tools that help us tap into mind’s ability to transcend the worst of circumstances. Continue »
   

News and Articles

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    Wrestling with the Funny/Sad Eternal Now

      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 

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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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