Online Meditation & Community

Join us for meditation programs, retreats and group meditation classes online via Zoom.

Sit with a group online on Sunday mornings at 9 AM PT and Wednesday evenings 6:30 PM PT. A free guided meditation is available in the beginning of every session. We also continue livestreaming our ongoing Community Groups; Contemplative Creativity Lab, The Los Angeles Shambhala White Awake Study Group, Family & Children Groups and The Healing Circle).  Welcome!

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Our meditation center locations are temporarily closed to the public to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Your health and safety are important to us. We will be sending updates periodically via email. If you would like to be on our mailing list, please sign up here. Check our monthly calendar for updated information on online meditation programs and activities. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we do our part to keep our community safe.

Orange County Shambhala Meditation Center Closing Ceremony

Meditation Programs

Emptiness and the Heart Sutra: Teachings of the Buddha in the Second Turning of the Wheel [Online]

with Jonathan Barbieri & Joel Wachbrit

April 6th—May 15th

This program will focus on Shunyata and the discovery of emptiness as taught by the Buddha in the Heart Sutra—perhaps the single most important text of all schools of Mahayana Buddhism. Continue »

The Bodhisattva’s Gift: Empty Heart and Full Exchange [Online]

with John Rockwell

May 2nd—May 23rd

In this online course, we will practice mahamudra meditation on space awareness and the compassionate exchange of tonglen, taking in suffering and radiating out warmth. Continue »

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Journaling as Practice [Online]

with Yuichi Handa

May 8th

Journaling can be a place where fresh new perspectives and understandings arise, drawing us closer to our hearts and to what truly matters to us. Continue »

Before I Die: Monthly Discussion [Online]

May 15th

Each month we explore our relationship to various aspects of death and dying through discussions of specific topics presented by guest speakers. Continue »

White Awake Study Group [Online]

May 16th

The LA Shambhala White Awake Study Group is a group for anyone who identifies as white who wants to learn more about the realities of racism and the unintended impacts of white privilege so that they can consciously contribute to racial justice. Continue »

Slow Handwriting - A Contemplative Practice

with Barbara Bash

June 12th

Our handwriting is a form of artistic expression that is accessible, unique and reflective of who we are in this moment. Drop in to this close at hand visual voice and discover the creative self. Continue »