Open Sitting Hours

The following programs are ongoing, free and open to the public. No reservations nor prior experience necessary to attend. 


open sitting meditation eagle rock shambhala los angelesOpen Meditation Sitting, Eagle Rock

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles in Eagle Rock offers free meditation group sitting, please see our schedule below. For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available during our public  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


Open Meditation Sitting in the Westside Center

SUNDAYS * 9am – noon and 3pm – 5pm

Click here for a list of ongoing offerings taking place on our westside location. You can also check our classes and retreats page for information on upcoming programs.

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.

* On Sundays 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.

Shambhala in Orange County

The Center for Living Peace – Shambhala Meditation Group

Join our MEETUP Group here

SUNDAYS (public meditation) 9am – noon
TUESDAYS (book study group beginning October 7) 7pm – 9:30pm
WEDNESDAYS (public meditation) 7pm – 9:30pm

Shambhala in Orange CountyThe 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 or Wednesday evening, excluding public holidays.

The next book study group in our continuing series will focus on True Perception by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The group meets in the library at the Center for Living Peace (CLP) beginning on Tuesday, October 7, from 7:00 to 9:30pm, and will continue to meet through May 2015. Books are available for purchase prior to each session or you are welcome to share. Drop-ins are welcome at any time.  Visit the CLP website for more information.

Center For Living Peace, 4139 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

We are located in the University Center shopping complex between Focus Dance Studio and Lee’s Sandwiches.

Chapman University Shambhala Meditation Group

MONDAYS (public meditation) 7:30pm – 9pm

Join us for free meditation instruction and group sitting meditation on the Chapman University Campus.  First timers and beginners are welcome!  Open sitting meditation continues each Monday throughout the school year other than school “breaks” at the Fish Interfaith Center in Wilkinson Founders Chapel (small chapel room adjacent to Wallace All Faiths Chapel).

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.

Carpinteria Shambhala Meditation Group

MONDAYS (public meditation) 6pm – 6:45pm

Monday Public Sitting Meditation is located at the Carpinteria Salt Marsh amphitheatre, entrance from Ash and Sandyland. Silent meditation in the Marsh with others is magical!

WEDNESDAYS (public meditation) 10:30am – noon

Carpinteria Woman’s Club, 1059 Vallecito Road | Map
(off Carpinteria Ave., behind Rusty’s Pizza).

There is no charge, and all are welcome. For further information, please contact Robert or Anne at or 805-861-8858.

Ojai Shambhala Meditation Group

SUNDAYS  (public meditation) 5:30pm – 7pm

Join us for meditation and discussion group in the charming Ojai Valley.

Please email or call for address and directions:

Tony Winecoff at or call 805-798-2330.