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 (Westside)

with Marilyn Moore & Sheryl Beard

April 10th—May 8th

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 »

Qigong Levels 1 & 2 (moved to Eagle Rock)

with Eva Wong

April 26th—April 27th

Qigong is a centuries-old art that integrates movement, breath and intention. Don't miss this opportunity to train in one ancient, one modern lineage that have rarely been transmitted in the West - with a lineage holder. Continue »

Weekly Friday Morning Meditation - starts May 9th (Eagle Rock)

with Laura Landau

May 9th

A cheerful way to start the day, end your week, and begin your weekend! Friday morning meditation from 10am - 12pm. Continue »

Dorje Kasung Open House (Westside)

May 10th

As an organization, the Dorje Kasung serves as protector of the teachers, the teachings, and the community. As a practice, Kasungship is a deep means of engagement with the path of enlightened warriorship, the bodhisattva vow, and the vajrayana path. Continue »
   

News and Articles

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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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    Life is Worth Living-Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s Shambhala Day Address

    Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles is delighted to post the Sakyong’s 2014 Shambhala Day Address.  This Address was on March 2nd, 2014 from Boulder, Colorado.  

   
   
   

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