Open Sitting Hours
The following programs are ongoing, free and open to the public. No reservations nor prior experience necessary to attend.
Open 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
|SUNDAYS *||9am – noon and 3pm – 5pm|
The last thirty minutes of our Sunday afternoon sittings includes an “Introduction Circle” that provides an opportunity to get to know other meditators and also to ask questions of a meditation instructor.
Shambhala Westside Center in Mar Vista: 3877A Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066 | View Google Map
PLEASE NOTE: The Westside Center is situated behind 3871 Grandview. The entrance is through the alley between “Under the Sea” and “GreenCoast Hydroponics”, which is directly across the street from “STOCK Building Supply”.
|SUNDAYS (open meditation)||9 am – noon|
|WEDNESDAYS (open meditation)||7 pm – 9:30 pm|
We offer individual meditation instruction on Sundays and group meditation instruction on Wednesdays during the first half-hour of each session. Please feel welcome to drop by any Sunday morning or Wednesday evening, excluding public holidays.
OC Shambhala meditation will continue at our new studio space! We are located in the building immediately to the north of Coco’s Restaurant and can be accessed by using walkways from the large parking lot on Harbor to the back of the building. The studio space faces Peterson Pl.
Free meditation instruction is always offered though donations are also welcomed. Please drop by during any Sunday morning or Wednesday evening, excluding public holidays.
NEW LOCATION: 2750 Harbor Boulevard, Suite B03, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
ORANGE: Chapman University
|MONDAYS (open meditation)||On Summer break|
Chapman University is on Summer break. Meditation sessions will resume on August 29th.
Join us for free meditation instruction and group sitting meditation on the Chapman University Campus. We practice sitting meditation together most Monday evenings from 7:30 – 9pm according to the Chapman School calendar at the Fish Interfaith Center in Wilkinson Founders Chapel (the small chapel room adjacent to Wallace All Faiths Chapel). First timers and beginners are welcome!
We 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.
LOCATION: Chapman University, Fish Interfaith Center, 1 University Dr, Orange, CA 92866 | Click here for the directions
Carpinteria Shambhala Meditation Group
|MONDAYS (open meditation)||6 pm – 6:45 pm
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)||10:30 am – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-861-8858.
|SUNDAYS (public meditation)||9:00 am – 10:30 am|
Join us for meditation and discussion group in the charming Ojai Valley.
309 E. Aliso Street, Ojai, CA 93023
Questions? Contact Tony Winecoff at email@example.com or call 805-798-2330.