“In meditation we are constantly discovering who and what we are.”  – Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

shambhala meditation center mindfulness and learn to meditate programs los angeles

Explore our diverse meditation programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness and humor. 

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Weekly Schedule


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Special Introductory Programs

Meditation: Making Friends With Yourself: A two-hour introduction to basic “peaceful abiding” meditation practice in the Shambhala tradition to cultivate more stability, clarity, and strength of mind. July 29th at the Westside Center in Mar Vista.

“Meditation in Everyday Life” – A 4-week course starting Tuesday, August 8 in Eagle Rock. Learn how to establish a meditation practice and bring mindfulness into daily life.


Meditation Programs

(Westside) The Myth of Freedom — Special Summer Video Series by Pema Chödron

July 12th—September 27th

This Summer, our Weekly Dharma Gatherings in Mar Vista will feature special video talks by Pema Chödron on "The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation," by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. They will be presented on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Continue »

Meditation: Making Friends With Yourself (Westside)

July 29th

Meditation: Making Friends With Yourself is a two-hour introduction to basic “peacefulabiding” meditation practice in the Shambhala tradition to cultivate more stability, clarity, and strength of mind. Continue »

(Orange County) Arranging Flowers As Meditation in Action

with Elayne Rail

July 29th

Join us in learning about Kado, the "Way of Flowers," and doing a flower arrangement as a form of meditation in action. It is not necessary to have knowledge or training in flower arranging to take this Contemplative Creativity Lab. Continue »

From our Blog

  • Shambhala Social Action LA

    Social Action LA

    Following the Sakyong’s View that all aspects of society are gateways to manifesting Enlightened Society, Shambhala Social Action LA is a new meditation group that will focus on non-partisan aspects in the political/social realm, supporting groups we feel are doing work in accord with Enlightened Society Principles.


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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