Westside Meditation Center

Westside Shambhala Meditation Center in Mar Vista, LA

Address: 3877A Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066  |  View Google Map

Phone: 310-390-9009

See also our meetup group: meetup.com/Shambhala-Meditation-MarVista


 

DIRECTIONS: 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”.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

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A great place to learn to meditate and a very warm and friendly Community.  I have been coming here since the Westside Shambhala space first opened and have steadily become more active as it has grown.Very thankful for this Community and space and invite everyone to come down and join us.  Beginners are welcome!

– Jason (more Yelp reviews)

 


Special Meditation Programs at Westside Center

(Westside) Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos

February 16th—February 25th

Everyone is invited to join in this practice. During the days immediately before Shambhala Day, we come together to recite this chant multiple times. It is an elaborate protector offering that pacifies the karmic causes of chaos. Continue »

(Westside) Pema Chödrön DVD Night

February 22nd

This Weekly Dharma Gathering features recorded teachings by Pema Chödrön, a senior teacher in our lineage. The evening features meditation instruction, a short period of meditation and refreshments. Continue »

(Orange County) SHAMBHALA ART Part 1: Coming to Your Senses

with Anne Saitzyk, Elaine Welinder, Harish Rao

February 25th

Shambhala Art's purpose is to explore the creative process and the product we call art from the viewpoint of a meditative discipline. The Shambhala Art teachings are about discovery and play and the universal nature of creativity and communication. Continue »

Westside Community: Shambhala Day Dinner

February 27th

Please join us at the Westside Shambhala Center for food, conversation and community celebrating the Lunar New Year ("Shambhala Day”/Tibetan New Year/Losar), Monday February 27, 2017. Gather at 7pm. Dinner at 7:30pm. Dress: uplifted/celebratory. A Medit Continue »

(Westside) Talk - GENUINENESS & COMPASSION: CAN WE BE REAL AND KIND?

with Sharon Owyang

March 1st

Weekly Dharma Gathering - Drop in the Westside Center on any Wednesday night. The evening features meditation instruction, a short period of meditation and refreshments. All are welcome — newcomers as well as seasoned meditators. Continue »

(Westside) The Art of Being Human HEART OF WARRIORSHIP Level I

with Claude Zachary

March 4th—March 5th

This weekend retreat explores how to reawaken our eyes, hearts and minds to our own fundamental goodness and the sacredness of life. Continue »

(Westside) Talk - MEDITATION: DISCOVERING CONFIDENCE WITHIN DOUBT

with Tom Gottlieb

March 8th

Weekly Dharma Gathering - Drop in the Westside Center on any Wednesday night. The evening features meditation instruction, a short period of meditation and refreshments. All are welcome — newcomers as well as seasoned meditators. Continue »

(Westside) SHAMBHALA ART Part 2: Seeing Things As They Are

with Anne Saitzyk & Elayne Rail

March 11th

Open to those who have completed Shambhala Art Part 1. The Shambhala Art teachings are about discovery and play and the universal nature of creativity and communication. Continue »

(Westside) Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice & Potluck

March 12th

This intimate monthly group practice session held at the time of the full moon is open to all members of Shambhala and their families, and helps us connect to the basic goodness of ourselves, society and the world. Continue »

(Westside) Talk - GENEROSITY AS A PATH TO OPENING THE HEART

with Ronald Schulz

March 15th

Weekly Dharma Gathering - Drop in the Westside Center on any Wednesday night. The evening features meditation instruction, a short period of meditation and refreshments. All are welcome — newcomers as well as seasoned meditators. Continue »

(Westside) WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Contentment in Everyday Life

March 16th—April 13th

Contentment is hard to find. We usually think contentment is found in things, achievements or experiences. With meditation practice, we learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences. Continue »

(Eagle Rock) Pema Chödrön DVD Night

March 16th

This Weekly Dharma Gathering features recorded teachings by Pema Chödrön, a senior teacher in our lineage. The evening features meditation instruction, a short period of meditation and refreshments. Continue »

(Westside) Shambhala Training HEART OF WARRIORSHIP Level V: Open Sky

with Shastri Marcy Fink

March 18th—March 19th

Open to graduates of Shambhala Training Level IV. Continue »

(Westside) Pema Chödrön DVD Night

March 29th

This Weekly Dharma Gathering features recorded teachings by Pema Chödrön, a senior teacher in our lineage. The evening features meditation instruction, a short period of meditation and refreshments. Continue »

Confidence Beyond Concept: an Introduction to Mudra Space Awareness

with Greg Heffron

April 1st

The feeling of confidence is its own reward. But many of us are often split between feelings of confidence and feelings of anxiety. Is it possible to find confidence within anxiety? This profound mind-body meditation asks each of us to discover our own de Continue »

(Westside) Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

April 11th

This intimate monthly group practice session held at the time of the full moon is open to all members of Shambhala and their families, and helps us connect to the basic goodness of ourselves, society and the world. Continue »

(Westside) WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Shastri Marcy Fink & Shastri Joel Wachbrit

May 13th—June 3rd

This course is open to students who have completed Fearlessness in Everyday Life (FIEL). Continue »

(Westside) Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

June 9th

This intimate monthly group practice session held at the time of the full moon is open to all members of Shambhala and their families, and helps us connect to the basic goodness of ourselves, society and the world. Continue »

(Westside) RIGDEN: Unconditional Confidence and Enlightened Leadership

June 16th—June 18th

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 »


Weekly Meditation Programs at Westside Center


MONDAYS: Young Meditators Group (7.30 – 9pm) 


 TUESDAYS: Yoga (7:30 – 9pm), Heart of Recovery Meditation Group  (7:30 – 9pm, Gesar Room at Westside Center). 


 WEDNESDAYS: Weekly Dharma Gathering  (7:30 – 9pm) 


 SUNDAYS: Open Meditation Sitting, (9am – noon and 3pm – 5pm)

 

Monthly Meditation Programs


Second Saturday of the month: Creativity Lab (11am – 1pm)


Third Sunday of every month:All Day Meditation Retreat (9am – 5pm)


 Full moon of each month, Sundays: Sadhana of Mahamudra (11am to 12pm)

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