Ongoing Offerings

Shambhala Meditation in Los Angeles offers a rich array of weekly ongoing meditation programs free to the public. No prior meditation experience required to attend. Most programs offer meditation instruction upon request. All are welcome.


Open Public Meditation Sitting Hours >

Learn about public sitting hours at our different locations throughout the Los Angeles area.

EAGLE ROCK (Main Center)

Sunday public meditation
9:00am – noon
Wednesday public meditation
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Friday Morning Meditation 10:00am – 12:00pm

WESTSIDE (Mar Vista)

Sunday public sitting 9:00am – 12:00pm
3:00pm – 5:00pm


Weekly Dharma Gatherings > 

New to meditation, Shambhala and or Buddhism? Join us on Thursdays in Eagle Rock and/or Wednesdays in Mar Vista (Westside) for an intro to meditation talk and guided meditation instruction. Presenters and topics rotate each week.

Every Wednesday at 7:30 -9pm (WESTSIDE CENTER: 3877A Grand View Blvd Mar Vista, CA 90066). Learn more

Every Thursday at 7.30 – 9pm (EAGLE ROCK CENTER:963 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041) Learn more

$10 suggested donation. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Click here to learn when our other Shambhala Meditation Groups are meeting.


Ziji SoCal – Young Adult Sitting Group >

Mondays (7:30 – 9pm) in Mar Vista (Westside Center). Learn more

Fridays (7:30 -9pm) in Eagle Rock Center. Learn more

Sitting group for the new generation of meditation practitioners. A meditation and discussion group for people in their 20s and 30s.


Open House Sunday >

Last Sunday of the Month (11am – 12pm) – Eagle Rock Center

Learn about the history of Shambhala, what the SMCLA community has to offer.


Families and Children >

Shambhala offers support for families to be able to meditate together including free child care first Sunday of the month. In addition, Family Groups are offered the 3rd Sunday afternoon of each month: Tiger Cubs for kids and Present Parenting Group for adults.


Heart of Recovery Meditation Group >

Weekly meditation and sharing support group bringing together Buddhist meditation, mindfulness practice and the Twelve Steps with the goal of integrating the basic goodness of meditation with our commitment to abstinence.


The Healing Circle >

Based on the “Unconditional Healing” teachings offered at Shambhala Los Angeles in the fall of 2011 by Jeff Rubin, we will explore the real meaning of “healing,” as opposed to “cure.” We will look at how the uncomfortable, sometimes painful issues in our lives can be our gifts on the path of awakening to a life that is actually rich and fulfilling.


Creativity Lab >

Exploring creative processes that arise from meditative space

(Westside Location)

We are a group of art and meditation practitioners and teachers who want to play with the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and to share it with others. To let go of concepts about “Art” and collaborate. Not primarily to make stuff, but to engage each other and develop a ground of mutual trust born of curiosity, willingness to be a fool, and trust in the process of coming back to the present moment. To see where it goes. Please join us!


Shambhala Film Society (SFS) >

(Westside Location)

SFS is a community of filmmakers (writers, producers, actors, directors in film, TV and new media) interested in discussing how the Shambhala principles of basic goodness and enlightened society and the path of meditation can influence and inform our work.  Our mission is to create a space for this conversation and collaboration to occur through dialogue, workshops, retreats, regular meetings, networking, and film screenings.