“In meditation we are constantly discovering who and what we are.” – Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Established in 1971, the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles is part of a global community of meditation and retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our Los Angeles Meditation Centers, located in Eagle Rock (Northeast LA) and Westside (Mar Vista) offer meditation programs, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. Weekly Dharma Gatherings and meditation groups also available in Orange County, Carpinteria and Ojai.
We invite you to explore our diverse meditation programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness and humor.
with John Beard & Sheryl Beard
March 16th—April 13th
with Debra Dysart
with Greg Heffron
with Shastri Marilyn Moore
April 13th—May 4th
with Shastri Marcy Fink
April 22nd—April 23rd
with Shastri Joel Wachbrit & Debra Dysart
May 2nd—May 30th
with Kate Summers
May 20th—May 21st
Weekly Meditation Programs
Programs for beginners to meditation and Shambhala as well as seasoned meditation practitioners.
Weekly Dharma Gathering
Wednesdays (WESTSIDE Center/ Mar Vista). Topics by week (look for “Westside: TALK”)
Thursdays (EAGLE ROCK Center / Northeast LA). Topics by week (look for “Eagle Rock: TALK”)
(7.30pm – 9pm)
Listen to a dharma talk by Shambhala teachers. Free meditation instruction for those who wish. This evening gathering is open to all, for beginners to meditation and Shambhala teachings as well as seasoned meditators in other meditation traditions. Join us! Learn more
Free meditation group sitting and meditation instruction available for those who wish. No reservations nor prior experience necessary to attend. Welcome! View Open Sitting Schedule and Meditation Group Locations
People of Color Meditation Group
Second Tuesdays (7:30-9pm) & Last Saturdays (6:30-8pm) at the Eagle Rock Center. We welcome meditators of color to practice together in an open and supportive community. We seek to voice and explore the personal challenges that people of color face in a safe space. On the cushion, we foster a deep friendship with ourselves and our fellow practitioners. Off the cushion we seek to meet the world with a greater confidence in our basic sanity. Learn more
Mondays at Westside Center & Fridays at Eagle Rock Center; (7.30pm – 9pm): A group for anyone in their 20s and 30s who is interested in learning and experiencing the benefits of meditation and socializing other like-minded individuals. Learn more
Mondays, 7 pm (Eagle Rock)
Tuesdays 7:30 pm (Westside)
Yoga is so much more than just about the physical; it is a tool to unite body and mind with our true nature and will prepare us to sit more comfortably in our meditation practice. Join us weekly at our two Los Angeles centers for weekly Yoga. Open to all. Learn more
Wednesdays at Eagle Rock Center (7:30 pm to 9 pm)
A meditation and sharing support group with the purpose of bringing together the practice of meditation, the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings, and the Twelve Steps of Recovery with the goal of integrating the basic sanity of the Dharma and the basic goodness of meditation with our commitment to abstinence. We welcome all those who wish to share in these common interests. Learn more
The Healing Circle: First Saturday of the month (10:30am – 1:30pm), Eagle Rock Center
Creativity Lab: Second Saturday each month, alternating between the Westside and Eagle Rock Centers; (11am – 1pm). Open to all. No art experience or meditation experience necessary!
Family Groups: Third Sunday each month (1pm – 2:30pm), Eagle Rock Center. New families welcome!
February 15, 2017
This is a first in a series to introduce a major service organization of our Shambhala community. The organization is called the Dorje Kasung. The following is by Darryl Burnham, Kadö, the Windhorse Regiment Commander of the Dorje Kasung for the Southwest. Dorje is a Tibetan word that means indestructible or diamond-like, and Kasung refers to … Continue
February 9, 2017
Just as in over 670 cities and towns across the globe, Los Angeles held a women’s march. It was the biggest civil demonstration in the history of the city. The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles rented a booth to offer meditation instruction. What follows is a first person account by member Allison Conant. Before … Continue