Meditation is a practice that anyone can do.
It is based on the radical idea that the natural state of the mind is not scattered, nervous, and confused, but rather calm, creative, and clear. Practicing regularly provides a way to settle into this natural state more often. At the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles, we begin by training in shamatha or mindfulness meditation. This foundational technique allows you to tune into the present moment, at home, at work, or wherever you go in your day to day life.
We welcome anyone new to meditation to check out these ongoing introductory classes & programs.
WEDNESDAYS, Westside Center & THURSDAYS, Eagle Rock Center
(7:30 – 9pm)
Come for weekly talks by senior teachers of Shambhala Buddhism and community discussion. The evening features meditation instruction, a short period of meditation and refreshments. This is a great way to Learn to Meditate and hear an Introductory Dharma Talk. See our schedule >
No registration required, $10 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds).
MONDAYS, Westside Center & FRIDAYS, Eagle Rock Center
(7:30 – 9pm)
Eagle Rock Center: Open Meditation Sitting
Free meditation instruction is available during the open meditation sittings listed below. Please arrive at least a half hour before the end of the session to receive instruction and have an opportunity to practice.
The last thirty minutes of our Sunday and later Wednesday sittings include an “Introduction Circle” that provides an opportunity to get to know other meditators and also to ask questions of a meditation instructor.
|SUNDAYS||9am – noon|
||7:30pm – 9:30pm|
|FRIDAYS||10am – noon|
ADDRESS: 963 Colorado Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90041-1705 | Northeast corner of Figueroa St. and Colorado Blvd. Enter parking lot on Figueroa St. | Map
Westside Center: Open Meditation Sitting
|SUNDAYS *||9am – noon and 3pm – 5pm|
3877A Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066 | Map
PLEASE NOTE: The Westside center is situated behind 3871 Grand View Blvd. Parking is accessible by the driveway along the side of the building with additional parking available on the street and at the school lot next door. Click here for directions.
Last Sunday of the Month – Eagle Rock
(11am – noon)
The “Welcome to Shambhala” monthly event is designed to introduce newcomers to the Shambhala Center and teachings.
with Shastri Pamela Bothwell & Lisa Oxley
September 10th—October 8th
with Acharya Emily Bower
September 12th—September 13th
Join our Meditation Groups in Orange County (The Center for Living Peace and Chapman University), Carpinteria and Ojai Valley. Weekly free Learn to Meditate instructions and Open Meditation Sitting. Learn more >
“It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don’t we think about training our mind?”