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 Culture: The Ceremony of Being Awake

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

August 24th

The vision of Shambhala extends beyond the shrine room walls. Please join Rupa Acharya Suzanne Duquette for this discussion of Shambhala Culture. Continue »

(Westside) Shambhala Ritual: Vast View

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

August 26th

NOTE: restricted to graduates of Sacred World Assembly or Vajrayana Seminary. Please join Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette for an overview of the Sakyong’s vast vision for invoking drala and creating enlightened society through the skillful means of ritual. Continue »

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

with John Beard

August 27th—August 28th

Open to graduates of Shambhala Training Level I. Continue »

(Westside) Talk: Cultivating Gentleness in our Practice

with Debra Dysart

September 7th

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) Talk: Lifelong Training — Daily Life, Meditation Practice & Study

with Ron Schultz

September 21st

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 Cynthia MacKay

October 15th—October 16th

This weekend retreat explores how to reawaken our eyes, hearts and minds to our own fundamental goodness and the sacredness of life — the truth we knew as children that as adults we forget. Meditation reminds us to connect to experience as it is, with c Continue »

(Westside) WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Joy in Everyday Life

November 3rd—December 8th

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 »

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

December 10th—December 11th

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 »


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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