Classes & Retreats

Shambhala Training HEART OF WARRIORSHIP Level I: The Art of Being Human (Eagle Rock)

with Shastri Pamela Bothwell

September 5th—September 7th

The Shambhala teachings present a way of living in the world with creative expression, confidence, and genuineness. This first weekend of Shambhala Training introduces participants to the Shambhala teachings and to the practice of sitting meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Training HEART OF WARRIORSHIP Level II: Birth of the Warrior (Westside)

with Joel Wachbrit & Marilyn Moore

September 6th—September 7th - Date cancelled

In The Birth of the Warrior, we examine our habitual tendencies, fears, and defense mechanisms, building on the foundation of the meditation practice introduced in Level I. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra practice (Eagle Rock)

September 9th—December 6th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra presents a vajrayana view, bringing together the devotion mahamudra of the Kagyu lineage and the crazy wisdom of the Nyingma lineage. As such, it provides a powerful touchstone for understanding our vajrayana heritage. Continue »

WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Contentment in Everyday Life (Westside)

with Katie Bainbridge & David Fraioli

September 18th—October 16th

How do we relax into appreciation of ourselves and our lives in the moment? This course is a thorough exploration of mindfulness meditation, delving into the foundational views of the Hinayana Buddhist teachings, and meditation. Continue »

Harvest of Peace Community Gathering

September 20th

Please join us for our annual Harvest of Peace celebration that will include a pre-recorded broadcast address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Continue »

WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Wisdom in Everyday Life (Westside)

with Marilyn Moore & Cynthia MacKay

September 25th—October 4th

The final class in the Way of Shambhala I curriculum is Wisdom in Everyday Life, where we study the unwavering warrior whose confidence is unconditional and playful. Here the practitioner is introduced to the Vajrayana teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. Continue »

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human (Eagle Rock)

with Shastri Pamela Bothwell

September 27th—September 28th

Our assumptions about our own identity are often based on hope and fear, rather than on a deep appreciation for our inherent worthiness. This course explores the way we ask the question "Who Am I?" and the habits that inform the way we define ourselves. Continue »

Shambhala Training HEART OF WARRIORSHIP Level II: Birth of the Warrior (Eagle Rock)

with Katie Bainbridge

October 11th—October 12th

In The Birth of the Warrior, we examine our habitual tendencies, fears, and defense mechanisms, building on the foundation of the meditation practice introduced in Level I. Continue »

Rigden: Unconditional Confidence and Enlightened Leadership (Eagle Rock)

with Acharya Fleet Maull

October 17th—October 19th

This culmination of the Way of Shambhala I series explores the principle of enlightened leadership as symbolized by the Rigden, the gentle, compassionate, fearless, and wise ruler of Shambhala. Continue »

WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Contentment in Everyday Life (Eagle Rock)

with Guy Blume & Laura Landau

October 21st—November 18th

How do we relax into appreciation of ourselves and our lives in the moment? This course is a thorough exploration of mindfulness meditation, delving into the foundational views of the Hinayana Buddhist teachings, and meditation. Continue »

Transcending Blame and Shame: Awakening the Basic Goodness of Society (ER)

with Acharya Fleet Maull

October 24th

What are the challenges we face given the predominance of blaming and shame in our culture, and what is the possibility of transforming and/or transcending this shame based culture? Continue »

Radical Responsibility: A Revolutionary Path to Conflict Transformation

with Acharya Fleet Maull

October 25th—October 26th

When confronted with anger, ignorance, and injustice, how can we ensure that our actions are genuinely effective, as well as wise and compassionate? Acharya Maull offers tools that help us tap into mind’s ability to transcend the worst of circumstances. Continue »

WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Joy in Everyday Life (Westside)

with John Beard & Sharon Owyang

November 6th—December 11th

This course expands the meditation experience by cultivating the noble-heart of the mahayana teachings, opening the path to the virtue and celebration of compassion. Continue »

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Pamela Bothwell

November 7th—January 24th (2015)

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles, in conjunction with Shambhala International, is offering training in meditation instruction for students who have a strong personal practice and feel ready to help others on their meditative journeys. Continue »

Shambhala Training HEART OF WARRIORSHIP Level III: Warrior in the World (Westside)

with Anne Fraser & Joel Wachbrit

November 15th—November 16th - Date cancelled

As Warriors in the World we are able to develop bravery in order to step outside the self-created cocoons of our habitual patterns and fear. Continue »

Shambhala Training Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun (Westside)

December 6th—December 7th

This weekend program teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists. It is also an introduction to membership in Shambhala - a living context for building a sane society. Continue »