We offer free guided meditation instruction and dharma talks to the public at several locations throughout Los Angeles every week, as well as a wide variety of classes and retreats in meditation, Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and other contemplative disciplines.
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.
with John Beard
News and Articles
May 24, 2013
Who cooks for Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche? Every sentient being needs to be nourished. Eating is one of the most ordinary and necessary everyday acts. Guy Blume sheds light on what it is like to be the one who feeds the teacher.
May 10, 2013
Every week, we invite addicts and their families to come share their stories and support one other. In addition, we explore how the 12 steps and Buddhism can work together to help an addict come to terms with their addiction and learn to walk on the beautiful, extraordinary, spiritual and magical path of sobriety and recovery.
May 8, 2013
I don’t know if there was encouragement in your time to see your goodness. For me, it’s just in the last five years or so that I have peeked underneath my confusion and discovered something wise, tender and brave. In the Shambhala tradition this is called basic goodness. It is available to us at all times because it is our inherent nature. No one is exempt, no matter what. Not even me.