SMCLA offers a rich array of weekly ongoing offerings free to the public. No prior meditation experience required to attend. Most programs offer meditation instruction upon request. All are welcome. Click on the individual offerings for more information.
Learn about public sitting hours at our different locations throughout the Los Angeles area.
New to meditation, Shambhala and or Buddhism? Come join us at our Thursday night intro talk. Presenters and topics rotate each week.
Down and dirty dharma talk on the westside. Presenters and topics rotate each week.
Sitting group for the new generation of practitioners.
Learn about the history of Shambhala, what the SMCLA community has to offer.
SMCLA 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 for adults
Weekly meditation and sharing support group bringing together Buddhist meditation practice and the Twelve Steps with the goal of integrating the basic goodness of meditation with our commitment to abstinence.
Based on the “Unconditional Healing” teachings offered at SMCLA 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.
A weekly meeting for all Shambhala practitioners interested in the activities and teachings of the Dorje Kasung. You may have noticed one of us in uniform greeting newcomers on Sunday morning, or escorting a teacher to a program. As Dorje Kasung, we help to create a supportive environment for Shambhala practice by providing a gentle and uplifted presence at teaching events, providing security services, providing driving and personal assistance to teachers, and working with any issues of conflict or health that may arise in the community.
This ongoing drop-in writing group will explore the connection between meditation practice and writing
El Centro de Meditación Shambhala ofrece classes de meditación en español gratis el tercer lunes de cada mes. Invitamos a todos a aprender la técnica de meditación con instrucciónes sencillas y practicas de meditatción guida.
Creativity Lab: exploring creative processes that arise from meditative space
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!