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

Meditation Courses

Weekly courses beneficial to new and experienced meditators alike.

“Finding Sanity” – A Course in Buddhist Teachings for Chaotic Times –  Starting Sept. 26, 4 Tuesdays in Eagle Rock. With Shastri Joel Wachbrit & Debra Dysart

“Contentment in Everyday Life”: Starting Oct. 26. 5 Thursdays at Westside Center.


Meditation Retreats

Powerful Practices For Challenging Times: An Intro To Karuna Training: Sept. 30—Oct. 1. With visiting teacher Sandra Ladley (Orange County)

Shambhala Training, Level 1 – The Art of Being Human: Dec. 2-3 (Eagle Rock)


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Meditation Programs

Finding Sanity: A Course in Buddhist Teachings for Chaotic Times (Eagle Rock)

with Shastri Joel Wachbrit & Debra Dysart

September 26th—October 17th

In these times of great anxiety and confusion, many people are questioning how we relate to ourselves and the world. What is the nature of our minds and our relationship to the world? Continue »

Dharma Talk - Generosity: The Power of Letting Go (Eagle Rock)

with Debra Dysart

September 28th

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 »

Powerful Practices for Challenging Times: An Intro to Karuna Training (OC)

with Shastri Sandra Ladley

September 30th—October 1st

In Karuna Training, we prepare people for staying open in the face of difficulty: emotional, psychological, behavioral, and ultimately social and cultural. Karuna is the Sanskrit word meaning compassion. Continue »

From our Blog

  • Climate Change Optimism

    The morning of Saturday, September 16, over twenty people gathered at the Eagle Rock Shambhala Center for talks on an issue that affects us all — climate change. While hosted by our fledging social engagement group – Shambhala Social Action LA — the event was the idea of our indefatigable regional director, Sharon Owyang, who … Continue 


“Best Meditation Retreat in Los Angeles, CA”

Rated #1 on Yelp


For me Shambhala is the Heart of Meditation in Los Angeles. I am very thankful for this community and invite anyone interested in meditation to discover it the same way I did.

–  Jason


Super nice and helpful people and organization! A great modern day life applicable form of meditation. 

– Miguel


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“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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