Meditation Groups

Please note:

The Leadership Council of Shambhala Meditation Centers of Los Angeles has decided to extend the closure of our centers until April 30, 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please check our monthly calendar for updated information on scheduled programs and activities. We ask for your patience and support as we work towards setting up online options for both practice and study. We will announce these options on as they become available.

Three Meditation Centers offer a variety of groups open to all

Crativity lab Meditation Group Ikebana Class

Weekly & Monthly Meditation Groups:

  • Young Meditators Group: 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. We meet at two locations! Westside Center in Mar Vista 2nd & 4th MONDAYS, 7:30 – 9pm and at the Eagle Rock Center, 1st and 3rd FRIDAYS (7:45 – 9pm)
  • Yoga & MeditationMondays (Eagle Rock) Tuesdays (Westside/Mar Vista); 7:30pm – 9pm.
  • Heart of Recovery Meditation GroupWednesdays (Eagle Rock); 7:30pm – 9pm: 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.
  • People of Color Meditation Group: Meditators of color practice together in an open and supportive community. Tuesdays (Eagle Rock), Second and Fourth Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm
  • Creativity Lab: Group meetings alternates between Centers. Second Saturday each month at Westside Center; (11am – 1pm). See monthly calendar for what type of class is offered and exact dates and times
  • Family & Children Groups: Present Parenting, Tiger Cubs (3-8 yrs), and Dragon’s group (9-12 yrs): Only open per Semester! Registration only open in early Fall. Third Sunday each month at Eagle Rock Center;(1pm – 2:30pm)
  • The Healing Circle: First Saturday of each month, 10:30am – 1:30 pm, Eagle Rock
  • Dorje Kasung Member Group
  • Queer Pride Meditation Group: Third Saturday of the month, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Eagle Rock
  • The Shambhala Women’s Group of Orange County: Third Saturday of the month, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Orange County, provides a safe place where sangha members, who identify as female, can share experiences and express their feelings in a safe, supportive and confidential environment.


Open Sitting Group Practice – Learn to Meditate

  • Weekly Dharma Gathering – Dharma Talk & Meditation: Wednesdays (Westside/Mar Vista) & Thursdays (Eagle Rock); (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.  Learn more
  • Open Meditation Sitting:  Join us for meditation group sitting several days per week. Meditation instruction available for those who wish. No reservations nor prior experience necessary to attend. View schedule

All are welcome — newcomers as well as seasoned meditators. Meditation instruction available earlier in the session during Open Meditation Sitting and guided meditation is provided during Weekly Dharma Gatherings. By $10-15 donation.

Weekly Schedule  |  Monthly Calendar

Shambhala also offers an extensive, structured path of training in authentic meditation practices and teachings. 

Shambhala Los Angeles Meditation Centers: