Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Meditation is a personal journey and a path of social transformation. Learn to meditate and naturally grow your confidence, mindful awareness, and compassion.

Shambhala Los Angeles offers a unique approach to meditation using the three yanas of Buddhism and the Shambhala teachings fostering a profound practical practice intended for everyday life.

Meditation & Community

Weekly Group Meditation

Join us for In-Person meditation gatherings in Burbank, Santa Monica, & Orange County

Meditation Hours Classes & Programs Affinity Groups

All our weekly group meditation offerings are donation-based.

New to Meditation?

Starting a meditation practice can be challenging.  That’s why Shambhala Los Angeles offers free guided meditation in the beginning of all of public meditation sessions and group gatherings. We also provide online resources for beginners.  Our programs and classes are also a great way to support your practice.  Sign up to our newsletter for the latest updates on upcoming programs.


Community Affinity Groups

Shambhala Los Angeles has several  Community Meditation Groups that meet on a regular basis both in-person and online to support both practice and sense of community.  All are welcome regardless of meditation experience.

Shambhala Los Angeles Community

About Our Community

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles is a non-profit organization self-organized by its active community and members. Since 1971 SMCLA has offered a rich array of ongoing meditation programs free to the public with no prior meditation experience required to attend. Donors like you make it all possible. Shambhala Los Angeles is a charter affiliate of Shambhala Global Services.  For more information on our community’s relationship with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, click here.

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FEATURED PROGRAMS


Upcoming Programs

Learn to Meditate (In-Person)

June 20th

This introduction to mindfulness meditation is ideal for beginners, as well as anyone looking to refresh their understanding of meditation practice. “What It Is, What It Isn’t, How to Do It and Keep Doing It” Continue »

Transforming Difficult Emotions into the Path of Awakening

June 22nd

Shambhala Los Angeles is delighted to welcome Venerable Tulku Damchö Rinpoche! In this special public talk, Rinpoche will discuss how we can work with and transform our difficult emotions into the Path of Awakening. Continue »

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Unblocking our Pathway

July 13th

In this lab, we’ll explore what we’re hoping to create.  What are our biggest dreams?  What’s holding us back; what’s keeping us from living in balance and joy and creating the life we desire?  Continue »

Learn to Meditate (In-Person)

July 18th

This introduction to mindfulness meditation is ideal for beginners, as well as anyone looking to refresh their understanding of meditation practice. “What It Is, What It Isn’t, How to Do It and Keep Doing It” Continue »

Establishing and Practicing Mindfulness: A One-Day Meditation Retreat (In person)

with Debra Dysart & Laura Landau

July 27th

This retreat will include an exploration of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness drawn from a discourse of the Buddha called the Satipatthana Sutra which is the basis of everything we have come to know as meditation. Continue »