Happier At Work – Program & Talks

Join us in Mar Vista for a one-day program:

Happier at Work – A Program to Energize Your Work and Life!

with Author Gayle Van Gils

Saturday, November 11  (9:30am – 5pm)

Hosted by Westside Meditation Center in Mar Vista, West LA

Get a discount when registering before November 1st. Sign up here >

Are you stressed and overwhelmed by work, and looking to change that? Learn to transform your workplace from place of frustration and stress into a source of creativity and joy

For many of us, work, which takes up at least a third of our daily life, can sometimes be pure stress and drudgery, something we have to do rather than something we love to do. On top of that, our places of work sometimes reflect the divisiveness, fear, and suffering experienced by society at large, and become places of pain for us. Is it possible to transform our experience of the workplace to something positive, creative and joyful?

In this special day-long workshop, highly successful author, consultant, and coach Gayle Van Gils, using a combination of talks, exercises and mindfulness practices, and drawing from her acclaimed new book, Happier at Work, shows us how we can learn to be happier and more engaged at work.

Limited space available! Reserve your seat here.

Who this Program is For:

  • Individuals who are stressed and overwhelmed by work….and want to change that
  • Leaders who want to create more collaborative and creative teams, and a productive, enjoyable work atmosphere
  • HR professionals who are looking for practices to share which will improve engagement, productivity, communication, health and joy at work


Happier at Work Program in West LA

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Book Signing Events with the Author

Join us for a talk with Visiting Teacher Gayle Van Gil prior to the one-day program.

Books will be available for sale at the event. $20 Donation. Please pre-register:

Orange County, Nov. 7

Westside, Nov. 8

Eagle Rock, Nov. 9

About the Book Happier at Work

The American workplace has become toxic to mental, emotional, and physical health. A book for our complex and challenging times, Happier at Work offers a practical path for leaders and employees to shift a culture of fear and reactivity to one of communication and collaboration. Mindfulness and compassion come naturally to all of us, as does a fundamental goodness; in these pages, readers will discover how to access that true nature. Van Gils also explores the science behind practices that not only decrease stress, overwhelm, and chronic illness but also develop authentic, emotionally fit leaders and a compassionate workplace. Accessible and inspiring, Happier at Work is a guide to a transformed workplace―one of enhanced creativity, innovation, engagement, performance, and joy!

Purchase on Amazon here (remember to add Shambhala Los Angeles as the non-profit for your Smile account) or support our bookstores at buy it at our meditation centers during the events.