Learn to Meditate

Through synchronizing mind and body in meditation, we create the foundation for a sane and balanced life.

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles offers drop-in guided meditation instruction for beginners, or anyone looking to refresh their understanding of mindfulness meditation practice.

shambhala center los angeles meditation class

Where to Start?

Meditation instruction is available to anyone, free of charge at any of our Open Meditation Sitting hours and Weekly Dharma Gathering.  Both our “Open Sitting” and “Weekly Dharma Gathering” classes are excellent introduction to meditation. Want to learn more about Shambhala and meditation technique? Starting this Summer, come to our  free intro to meditation class at the Westside Center in Mar Vista called “Meditation – Making Friends with Yourself“. 


Weekly Dharma Gathering

  • Every Wednesday, 7:30 – 9:00 PM (Westside)
    Every Thursday, 7:30 – 9:00 PM (Eagle Rock)

No reservation needed. $15 suggested donation.

Open Sitting

Join us at the any of our Open Sitting Hours and receive free meditation instruction by one of our certified mindfulness meditation instructors.  Please arrive at least 30 minutes before sitting schedule ends. This is recommended for beginners, meditators new to the Shambhala meditation technique, or practitioners looking to refresh their practice.

  • Eagle Rock Center: Sundays (9am – noon), Wednesdays (7:30pm – 9:30pm), Fridays (10am – noon)
  • Westside Center (Mar Vista): Sundays (9am – 12:30 PM) 
  • Orange County Center: Sundays (9 am – noon) and Wednesdays (7 pm – 9:30 pm)

No reservation needed. $10 suggested donation.


Watch videos and learn more about meditation here.


Introductory Meditation Courses & Retreats

One-day Retreat: THE ART OF BEING HUMAN – Shambhala Training I