Open Public Sitting Hours

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

Public Sitting in Eagle Rock

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

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

963 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041-1705

Public Sitting in the Westside

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

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

The center is situated behind 3871 Grand View Blvd, 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 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.

Public Sitting in Orange County

The Center for Living Peace

Sunday public sitting 9am – Noon
Tuesday book study group beginning October 7 7pm – 9:30pm
Wednesday public sitting 7pm – 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 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

Chapman University Shambhala Meditation Group

Monday public sitting 7:30pm – 9:00pm

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.

Public Sitting in Carpinteria

Monday public sitting 6:00pm to 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!

Wednesday public sitting 10:30am to 12:00pm

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.

Public Sitting at the Ojai Shambhala Meditation Group

Sunday 5:30pm – 7:00pm

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

Please email or call for address and directions:
Tony Winecoff <> or 805-798-2330.