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

Sadhana of Mahamudra practice (Eagle Rock)

July 12th—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: Meditation in Everyday Life (Eagle Rock)

with Shastri Pamela Bothwell & Laura Landau

July 26th

Have you ever been curious about meditation? Or wished you could meditate more regularly? This course will provide an opportunity to learn and deepen one’s understanding of meditation, with practical suggestions for establishing a daily sitting practice, Continue »

Shambhala Film Society screening of BLESSINGS: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet

with Victress Hitchcock

July 27th

In the summer of 2005, renowned Buddhist teacher, Tsoknyi Rinpoche III, accompanied by a handful of western students, traveled to the Nangchen region in Eastern Tibet. "BLESSINGS: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet" tells the story of this extraordinary 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: 2lauralandau@gmail.com 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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