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Los Angeles Shambhala offers a path of meditation practice and contemplative arts oriented towards modern life. Join us for meditation courses, retreats and group meditation at any of our three Meditation Centers in LA located in Eagle Rock, Mar Vista and Costa Mesa, OC. Who we are

the sakyong and rev. angel kyodo williamsworkshop

The Sakyong Returns to Southern California!

Sunday, March 25 from 9am – 7pm

Workshop and panel discussion with Sakyong Mipham,
Rev. angel Kyodo williams and special guests

Tickets now on sale! Click here to learn more >


Free meditation event in Eagle Rock, March 18: “Finding Common Ground: The Practice of Good Conversation” with Acharya Emily Bower. Learn more >



Meditation Programs

Sadhana of Mahamudra Community Practice (Eagle Rock)

March 17th—February 4th (2019)

A practice to dispel the darkness of these times. Continue »

Dharma Talk - A Genuine Heart of Sadness (Eagle Rock)

with Gail Whitacre

March 22nd

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 »

Listening and Speaking from the Heart: Special Workshop with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Rev. angel Kyudo williams

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

March 25th

Please join us for this special day-long workshop and panel with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Rev. angel Kyudo williams and other special guests. Continue »

From our Blog

  • Tibetan New Year

    Preparing for the New Year – Dön Season & Shambhala Day

    Celebrating the new year according to the Tibetan calendar is an important event in the Shambhala community. Named “Shambhala Day” by ChögyamTrungpa Rinpoche. Here’s an explanation what it is and why we do special chants called “Mamo Chants” 10 days prior to Shambhala Day.


“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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