Weekly Dharma Gathering – Kitchen Sink Dharma (Westside)

Mixing Meditation with Everyday Life

Wednesdays (7:30 – 9pm) Westside Center

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

Meditation is less about achieving a peaceful state of mind than rolling up our sleeves and experiencing life directly. Washing dishes in the sink can be meditation as much as sitting in a monastery reciting mantras. These evenings are about integrating a spiritual life with a secular life and having a sense of humor along the way.

Join us for weekly talks by senior teachers of Shambhala Buddhism and community discussion. The evening features meditation instruction, a short period of meditation and refreshments. All are welcome; newcomers as well as seasoned practitioners. Bring a friend!

Evenings with Pema

June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29

Good nourishment!  In honor of Pema Chodron’s birthday, during the month of July we are delighted to invite you to a feast of video talks given by Ani Pema to celebrate this beloved teacher of our lineage. Each of these evenings will feature a short guided meditation, viewing of a video talk, with time for discussion afterwards.  Beginners as well as those with an established practice are welcome to attend.

Pema Chödrön is a Buddhist nun and Acharya or “Senior Teacher” in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. She is widely known for her down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences.

Pema’s teachers include the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche.

Ani Pema is the resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, which is the first Tibetan monastery for Westerners. She is the author of numerous books, including: The Wisdom of No Escape, Start Where You Are, When Things Fall Apart, The Places that Scare You, No Time to Lose, How to Meditate, and Practicing Peace in Times of War.

8/5  Marcy Fink on The Nuts and Bolts of Practice
8/12  Steve Saitzyk on Appreciation as Insight
8/19  TBA
8/26  Cater Smith

Westside Shambhala
3877A Grand View Blvd
Mar Vista, CA 90066


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