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 Retreats in LA

Winter Meditation Retreat in LA

Week-long Meditation Retreat in Eagle Rock with visiting meditation teacher Shastri Sandra Ladley, December 26 – January 1. Open to all.

New Year’s Eve Retreat in Orange County & Eagle Rock


Intro to Meditation Class (Learn to Meditate)

Meditation: Making Friends With Yourself: Westside Center in Mar Vista, Dec. 30 – A free 2-hour meditation class.

Weekly Dharma Gathering: Wednesdays at Westside Center and Thursdays in Eagle Rock (7:30 – 9pm).

Meditation Programs

DVD Night (Westside)

December 13th

A monthly feast of practice and study with the teachings of our lineage. A short guided meditation, video teaching, and a discussion period. Beginners are encouraged to attend. Continue »

Pema Chodron DVD Night (Eagle Rock)

with Gail Whitacre

December 14th

This Weekly Dharma Gathering features recorded teachings by Pema Chodron. The evening features meditation instruction, a short period of meditation and refreshments. All are welcome — newcomers as well as seasoned meditators. Continue »

Community Holiday Potluck Party (Eagle Rock)

December 16th

Join us for a wonderful evening of food and dancing as we celebrate community at our Eagle Rock center. Continue »

From our Blog

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    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


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

Looking for a Meditation Class in LA?

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.



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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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