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 & Workshops

Weekly courses beneficial to new and experienced meditators alike.

Contentment in Everyday Life – A 5 week intro to meditation course.  Tuesdays in Northeast LA, starting Nov. 14

The Lost Art of Good Conversation Workshops – Hear Sakyong Mipham and guests offer a variety of perspectives on the vision and practicalities of using conversation to benefit our own lives and the world. Working with Ourselves (Westside, Oct. 21), Enriching Our Relationships (Orange County, Nov. 11), Engaging with the World (Eagle Rock, Nov. 18)

 


Special Programs with Visiting Teachers

 


Meditation Retreats

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

Meditation Programs

There is No Such Thing as a Relationship Expert - Talk and Book Signing (Eagle Rock)

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern

October 24th

Drawing on the Dharma of pop culture, Ethan Nichtern will speak about the themes in his new book, The Dharma of the Princess Bride: What the coolest fairy tale of our time can teach us about Buddhism and relationships. Continue »

Dharma Talk - What Happens If I Don't Hold On? (Westside)

October 25th

Weekly Dharma Gathering - Drop in the Westside Center on any Wednesday night. The evening features meditation instruction, a short period of meditation and refreshments. All are welcome — newcomers as well as seasoned meditators. Continue »

Dharma Talk - Uniting Masculine and Feminine in this Time of Deep Change (Eagle Rock)

with Greg Lubkin

November 2nd

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 »

From our Blog




 

“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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shambhala in the news

“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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