Westside Shambhala

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Shambhala Center in Mar Vista: 3877A Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066 | View Google Map

PLEASE NOTE: 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”.

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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Weekly Meditation Programs



Young Meditators Group, 7.30 – 9pm

meditate mar vistaA 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 at the Westside Center, 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.  This group also meet in Eagle Rock on Fridays. Learn more




Yoga, 7:30 pm – 9pm

yoga and meditation at westside center los angelesVinyasa Yoga  – First three Tuesdays each month, with Yoga Instructor Heidi Leong

Restorative Iyengar Yoga – Last Tuesday of each month with Iyengar Yoga Instructor Nancy Sander

Open to all. Beginners to yoga welcome! Learn more




Weekly Dharma Gathering (Meditation in Everyday Life), 7:30 – 9pm

Join us for 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.$10 suggested donation. Learn more




Open Meditation Sitting, 9am – noon and 3 – 5pm

Sitting practice includes short periods of walking meditation. Group discussion and/or contemplation period is from 4 – 4:30pm. There will be opportunities 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.


Monthly Meditation Programs


Creativity Lab

 Second Saturday of the month, 11am – 1pm

Exploring creative processes that arises from meditative space. We are a group of meditation and art practitioners and teachers who are exploring the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Every month is different; explorations have included ink and brush, movement, photography and poetry.  Learn more


All Day Meditation Retreat

Third Sunday of every month, 9am – 5pm

Meditators at all levels are encouraged to attend, even if this is your first or second time. Meditation Instructors will be available throughout the day to give instruction and answer questions about meditation practice. Program is free. Donations Gratefully Accepted. Learn more