Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles has several locations for meditation practice in Southern California:

Eagle Rock Center – Main Location


SMCLA’s main seat is located in Eagle Rock, California at: 963 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041-1705  |  Click here for directions.

For those of you who are planning to fly into town for a program, we are closest to the Burbank Airport.

Westside Center

shambhala meditation on the westside los angeles

Ongoing offerings are now taking place at our new Westside location.  You can also check our classes and retreats page for information on upcoming programs.

3877A Grand View Blvd, Mar Vista, CA 90066 | Click here for directions.

The center is situated behind 3871 Grandview, next to the Neighborhood Youth Association.  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.

On Sunday’s a Farmer’s Market cuts off access to Grand View from Venice Boulevard, so please come from the south via Washington Place.  Here is a link to the neighborhood.


Additionally, groups meet in Orange County and Ventura County:

Orange County

The Center for Living Peace

4139 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612 | Click here for directions

Sunday mornings, 9am to 12pm and Wednesday evenings, 7pm to 9:30pm

The Center for Living Peace, in partnership with the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles, offers group meditation instruction twice a week during the first half-hour of each public sitting. Please feel welcome to drop by any Sunday morning, 9am to 12pm or Wednesday evening, 7pm to 9:30pm excluding public holidays.


Chapman University Shambhala Sitting Meditation Group

Tuesday evenings from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for free meditation instruction and group sitting meditation on the Chapman University Campus! We practice sitting meditation together most Tuesday evenings from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm at the Fish Interfaith Center in Wilkinson Founders Chapel (the small chapel room adjacent to Wallace All Faiths Chapel). First timers and beginners are welcome!

We will begin with meditation instruction for the first half hour, and then practice meditation together, which will be followed by a brief reading, and then a discussion group and socializing for those who wish to stay.

IMPORTANT: Please check this page regularly to confirm there will be sitting meditation, as the space is not available every Tuesday.



Public Meditation Sitting: Mondays, 6-6:45pm

Location: Carpinteria Salt Marsh amphitheatre, entrance from Ash and Sandyland.

Silent meditation in the Marsh with others is magical!


Public Meditation Sitting: Wednesdays, 10:30-12:15

Location: Carpinteria Woman’s Club, 1059 Vallecito Road.

We begin each session with a brief standing yoga, have a reading or a brief short talk, then alternate sitting and walking-mindfulness-awareness meditation, concluding with a short discussion and snacks.

For more information, contact Robert or Anne at lehfras1@gmail.com or 805-861–8858


Ojai Shambhala Meditation Group

Public sitting on Sundays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (with tea & discussion).

You are warmly invited to join us for meditation in the charming Ojai Valley.

Please call or email for directions 805-272-8636 / jwm.moody@gmail.com