Meditation Retreats

Join our Meditation Retreats in Los Angeles

After beginning meditation practice, many want to deepen this experience through deeper retreats. A week of meditation, known as weekthün (week session), is offered once per year at the Shambhala Meditation Center in LA and in all of  the Shambhala rural retreat centres. We also offer It is a powerful introduction and deepening of mindfulness-awareness meditation, open to anyone.

All retreats includes sitting and walking meditation. Silence and functional talking are at times observed and meals are served in the shrine room through a contemplative eating practice. The retreat also includes talks, discussion groups, and tea breaks.


Meditation Retreats in Los Angeles

For new and experienced practitioners alike, this all-day community meditation retreat is a rare opportunity to take a real break from our usual routines to truly relax with ourselves and refresh our sense of wellbeing, goodness, and sanity.


“It’s very helpful to realize that being here, sitting in meditation, doing simple everyday things.While we are sitting in meditation, we are simply exploring humanity and all of creation in the form of ourselves. We can become the world’s greatest experts on anger, jealousy, and self-deprecation, as well as on joyfulness, clarity, and insight, Everything that human beings feel, we feel. We can become extremely wise and sensitive to all of humanity and the whole universe simply by knowing ourselves, just as we are.”

~ Pema Chödrön


Recommended Readings

Pema Chödrön:

  • The Wisdom of No Escape
  • Start Where You Are
    (These books are teachings Pema gave during two particular dathüns.)

Chögyam Trungpa:

  • The Heart of the Buddha
  • The Path is the Goal
  • Smile at Fear

Available at our bookstores or online at


Our Annual Week-long Meditation Retreat happens every year after December 25th until New Years. Sign up to our newsletter to learn more.  Read also a blog post from a participant attending a week-long retreat at our LA Center >

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