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) WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Joy in Everyday Life

with Cynthia MacKay & Debra Dysart

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

with Shastri Joel Wachbrit

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 »

(Westside) Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

December 13th

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 - THE VITAL IMPORTANCE OF FEELING SAD AND LONELY

with John Beard

December 14th

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 1: Coming to Your Senses

with Carolyn Sykes

January 14th (2017)

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) Shambhala Training HEART OF WARRIORSHIP Level IV: Awakened Heart

January 28th—January 29th (2017)

Open to graduates of Shambhala Training Level III. Continue »

(Westside) Shambhala Training SACRED PATH: Windhorse

February 3rd—February 5th (2017)

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

(Westside) WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Fearlessness in Everyday Life

February 9th—March 9th (2017)

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

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

with Anne Saitzyk & Elayne Rail

March 11th (2017)

Open to those who have completed Shambhala Art Part 1. 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 u Continue »

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

March 18th—March 19th (2017)

Open to graduates of Shambhala Training Level IV. Continue »

(Westside) RIGDEN: Unconditional Confidence and Enlightened Leadership

May 12th—May 14th (2017)

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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