Ongoing Offerings

We offer a rich array of weekly ongoing meditation programs free to the public. No prior meditation experience is required to attend. Most programs offer meditation instruction upon request. All are welcome.


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Open Meditation Sitting Hours

Learn about our open sitting hours at our different locations throughout the Los Angeles area.

EAGLE ROCK (Main Center)

963 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

9am – noon
7:30pm – 9:30pm

WESTSIDE (Mar Vista)

3877A Grand View Blvd Mar Vista, CA 90066

Sunday 9am – 12:30pm


Weekly Dharma Gatherings > 

New to meditation, Shambhala and or Buddhism? Join us on Thursdays at our Eagle Rock Center (NELA) and/or Wednesdays at Westside Center (Mar Vista) for an intro to meditation talk and guided meditation instruction. Presenters and topics rotate each week.

Wednesdays, Westside Center). Learn more

Thursdays, (Eagle Rock Center)  Learn more

7:30 – 9pm

$10 suggested donation. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Click here to learn when our other Shambhala Meditation Groups locations around Los Angeles are meeting.


People of Color Meditation Group

Eagle Rock Center

Second and Fourth Tuesdays (7:30-9pm)

We welcome meditators of color to practice together in an open and supportive community. We seek to voice and explore the personal challenges that people of color face in a safe space. On the cushion, we foster a deep friendship with ourselves and our fellow practitioners. Off the cushion we seek to meet the world with a greater confidence in our basic sanity. Learn more


Young Meditators Group

2nd and 4th Mondays, Westside Center (Mar Vista).

Fridays, Eagle Rock Center. Learn more

7:30 – 9pm

Sitting group for the new generation of meditation practitioners. A meditation and discussion group for people in their 20s and 30s.


Open House Sunday

Last Sunday of the Month, Eagle Rock Center

(11am – 12pm)

Learn more about the history of Shambhala, what the SMCLA community has to offer.


Families and Children

Eagle Rock Center

Shambhala offers support for families to be able to meditate together including free child care first Sunday of the month. In addition, we offer Family Groups 2 semesters each year for families who apply, are accepted and pay ahead for a 5-month commitment. Our Family Council members volunteer as leaders in our Family Groups program in the spring and fall. Learn more


Heart of Recovery Meditation Group

Weekly meditation and sharing support group bringing together Buddhist meditation, mindfulness practice and the Twelve Steps with the goal of integrating the basic goodness of meditation with our commitment to abstinence. Learn more


The Healing Circle

Based on the “Unconditional Healing” teachings offered at Shambhala Los Angeles in the fall of 2011 by Jeff Rubin, we will explore the real meaning of “healing,” as opposed to “cure.” We will look at how the uncomfortable, sometimes painful issues in our lives can be our gifts on the path of awakening to a life that is actually rich and fulfilling. Learn more


Creativity Lab

Exploring creative processes that arise from meditative space

Westside Center

We are a group of art and meditation practitioners and teachers who want to play with the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and to share it with others. To let go of concepts about “Art” and collaborate. Not primarily to make stuff, but to engage each other and develop a ground of mutual trust born of curiosity, willingness to be a fool, and trust in the process of coming back to the present moment. To see where it goes. Please join us! Learn more


White Awake Study Group

Currently Meeting Online

The Los Angeles Shambhala White Awake Study Group is a group for anyone who identifies as white who wants to learn more about the realities of racism and the unintended impacts of white privilege so that they can consciously contribute to racial justice rather than unconsciously perpetuate patterns of racism. We gather with other white people to create a space of learning without causing more harm. We hold the Shambhala values of basic goodness, bravery, gentleness, kindness, and understanding at the center of our study. Learn more