Shambhala is based on trust in human dignity. We offer a path of meditation practice, contemplative arts and social engagement oriented towards modern life. With three Shambhala Meditation Centers in LA, come and explore our diverse meditation programs, designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent wisdom and clarity with gentleness and humor.

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“In meditation we are constantly discovering who and what we are.”  – Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Weekly Meditation Schedule   |   Monthly Calendar

Upcoming Meditation Classes & Retreats


Deepen Your Practice with a Meditation Retreat

Jan. 27-28 (Westside): Join us for a Weekend of Meditation in Mar Vista: “The Art of Being Human” Open to all! Special 2-for-1 Discount!

Jan 27 – 28 (Eagle Rock): Shambhala Training Weekend Series, Level II – Birth of the Warrior with Acharya Emily Bower (Eagle Rock). With pre-requisites. 50% off the program price for those who have previously taken Level II and wish to repeat the program. 


New Meditation Courses

Buddhism 101 – An Introduction for the Curious: Five Tuesday evenings starting Jan. 23 in Eagle Rock

Contentment in Everyday Life – A 4-Week Intro to Meditation Course: Saturday mornings starting Feb. 3 at Westside Center in Mar Vista


Ongoing Meditation Classes

Weekly Dharma Gathering (Intro to Meditation): Wednesdays at the Westside Center in Mar Vista and Thursdays in Eagle Rock (7:30 – 9pm)


Meditation Programs

Dharma Talk - Aligning Body, Mind, and Spirit (Westside)

with Greg Lubkin & Jenny Hannah

January 24th

Weekly Dharma Gathering - Drop in the Westside Center in Mar Vista 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 »

Dharma Talk - Life is a Ceremony (Eagle Rock)

with Greg Heffron

January 25th

Weekly Dharma Gathering - Drop in the Eagle Rock Center on any Thursday night. The evening features meditation instruction, a short period of meditation and refreshments. All are welcome — newcomers as well as seasoned meditators. Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I (New Year 2-for-1 Discount) WS

with Shastri Marilyn Moore & Greg Lubkin

January 27th—January 28th

Start off the new year with this special meditation retreat that explores how to reawaken our hearts and minds to our own fundamental goodness and the sacredness of life. OPEN TO ALL! Continue »

From our Blog

  • Buddhist and heartbreak blog posts by Sarah Norrad Elephant Journal

    Why Heartbreak is a Good Thing—according to Buddhists Studies

    Heartbreak is seen as a good thing in the Buddhist studies. Read a blog post by Author Sarah Norrad from Elephant Journal that shares what we can learn from broken relationships: There are many ways we can be softened and opened up by life, but heartbreak is probably the most effective one. Nobody wants to … Continue 


“Best Meditation Retreat in Los Angeles, CA”

Rated #1 on Yelp!: The Shambhala Meditation Center in Eagle Rock is a good location to find peace and tranquility in Los Angeles’ chaos.


Why haven’t I been here sooner? Shambhala Los Angeles have plenty of meditation classes and events throughout the week and they have monthly meditation groups that really encourage a sense of fellowship and community. I can see myself going back you’re on a regular basis because anything to help people center themselves feel better about how their mind works is a good thing, no matter where you are in life. Go check it out.


More from Yelp

If you’re curious about meditation, or would just like a refresher, I’d highly recommend Shambhala Meditation Center in LA.

–  Jennifer


Amazing space and great people. Really a wonderful place to explore meditation and connecting with oneself.

– Jason

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shambhala in the news

“Best Meditation Centers in Los Angeles” – CBS Los Angeles

“LA’s Best Places to Recharge Your Mind, Body, and Soul” – Los Angeles Racked

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