SMCLA on the Westside
SMCLA on the Westside is located in Mar Vista. As an extension of our main center in Eagle Rock, we offer classes and retreats as well as ongoing public offerings.
Ongoing Offerings on the Westside
Sundays: We sit from 9:00am to 12:00pm, and from 4:00-5:30 pm with informal group discussion from 5:30-6:00 pm. The last half hour will be a chance to discuss what comes up in our meditation practice, ask questions of trained Meditation Instructors, and to connect with other members of the Westside Community. Sitting practice includes short periods of walking meditation. Meditation Instructions are available.
First Sunday of the month: “What is Shambhala?” Free talk with Q & A 5:30 – 6:00 pm
Second Saturday of the Month from 11am – 1pm: Creativity Lab: exploring creative processes that arises from meditative space. We are a group of art and meditation practitioners and teachers who want to play with the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and to share it with others. To let go of concepts about “Art” and collaborate. Not primarily to make stuff, but to engage each other and develop a ground of mutual trust born of curiosity, willingness to be a fool, and trust in the process of coming back to the present moment. To see where it goes. Please join us! http://la.shambhala.org/ongoing-offerings/creativity-lab/
Wednesdays: Kitchen Sink Dharma: Mixing Meditation with Everyday Life happens every Wednesday at 7:30 pm for a $10 suggested donation. Kitchen Sink Dharma is a weekly talk and discussion about the relationship of meditation to everyday life. Includes meditation instruction and refreshments. All are welcome; newcomers as well as seasoned practitioners. Click here for schedule.
Mondays: Sitting In – A Meditation and Discussion Group for the Twenty-Something Sangha, is an opportunity for those in their late teens to early thirties to get together for meditation and socializing. Meeting every Monday Night at 7:30, the evening will be open and relaxed, and will include a period of meditation (with instruction for those who are new), a contemplation/reading/talk/or discussion, and then time to socialize. This night is always free and open to all, at any level of experience. Click here to learn more.
Our address is:
3877A Grand View Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
The center is situated behind 3871 Grandview, 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.