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.
New to Meditation or the Center?
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.
December 6, 2013
Sakyong begins practices for Nelson Mandela, invites Shambhala community to join. Article originally published on the Shambhala Times (www.shambhalatimes.org). The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, has begun practices for Nelson Mandela, the historic leader who spearheaded the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and inspired the transformation of his country into the “rainbow nation.” The Sakyong … Continue
October 19, 2013
This is a beautiful piece from the Shambhala Times written by Acharya Noel McLellan. Walking from here to there on any given day we might encounter, among other things, a broken leaf on the sidewalk. Most likely, we will not see it. Our eyes see it, but our minds are elsewhere, preoccupied with things that … Continue