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) Shambhala Training HEART OF WARRIORSHIP Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Cynthia MacKay

January 28th—January 29th

Open to graduates of Shambhala Training Level III. Continue »

(Westside) Talk - RELAXING INTO THE PRESENT MOMENT

with Debra Dysart

February 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) Shambhala Training SACRED PATH: Windhorse

February 3rd—February 5th

This Sacred Path program is an introduction to meditation practices that help the practitioner develop and "ride" internal energy or "windhorse." Continue »

(Westside) Talk - WISDOM & COMPASSION: THE UNION OF INTELLIGENCE & KINDNESS

with Ronald Schulz

February 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) WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Fearlessness in Everyday Life

February 9th—March 9th

This class is open to students who have completed Joy in Everyday Life (JIEL). Continue »

(Westside) Talk - LIVING THE NATURAL CYCLES: The Mid-Winter Challenge and the View of the Four Seasons

with Greg Heffron

February 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) Shambhala Educator Gathering #2

February 18th

Program open to all Shambhala Guides, ADs, Meditation Instructors, and Teachers who are currently active members -- by invitation only. Continue »

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

with Anne Saitzyk & Elaine Welinder

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) The Art of Being Human HEART OF WARRIORSHIP Level I

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) 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) 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 »

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

March 18th—March 19th

Open to graduates of Shambhala Training Level IV. Continue »

(Westside) WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Wisdom in Everyday Life

May 13th—June 3rd

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