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.  The last forty-five minutes of our Sunday and Wednesday sittings include an “Introduction Circle” that provides an opportunity to get to know other meditators and ask questions.

Join our Los Angeles – Eagle Rock MEETUP Group Here.

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 Centershambhala meditation on the westside los angeles

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. Please arrive earlier in the session for instruction with a meditation instructor.

All Day Meditation Retreat, third Sunday* of every month at Westside Center;  (9am – 5pm). Learn more

Click here for a list of ongoing offerings taking place on our westside location. Upcoming programs & retreats

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”.

*On Sunday’s a Farmer’s Market cuts off access to Grand View from Venice Boulevard, so please come from the south via Washington Place.
 shambhala mar vista westside meditation center

Orange County Shambhala Meditation Groups

COSTA MESA: 2750 Harbor Boulevard, Suite B03, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

Join our Costa Mesa MEETUP Group here

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 Meditation Group

WEDNESDAYS (public meditation) 10:30 am – 12:30pm
July 6th through October, 2016  (public meditation and class)
THE HEART OF THE MATTER: How to Live with Compassion and Courage – an online immersion retreat with Pema Chodron, including meditation, based on the classic text, “The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva”.

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 Valley Shambhala Meditation Group

Ojai Valley Shambhala Meditation Group

Ojai Valley Shambhala Meditation Group

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 or call 805-798-2330.