Meditation Retreats

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 Los Angeles and in all of  the Shambhala rural retreat centers.

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.


For new and experienced practitioners alike, our 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. Read also a blog post from a participant attending a week-long retreat at our Los Angeles location in Eagle Rock.  Check our monthly calendar or email us at [email protected] to inquire about our meditation retreats.



“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

Please support independent bookstores. Available at our book store in Eagle Rock or at Shambhala Publications

Pema Chödrön:

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


Chögyam Trungpa:

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

Available at our bookstore in Eagle Rock or online at


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