Families and Children


Shambhala Families and Children flourishes at the center in Los Angeles (Eagle Rock).

The Family Groups Fall Semester program beginning August 19 is currently full.  However, if you read further and are interested, we can add you to our waiting list.  We can notify you if room suddenly develops, and you will also be notified about the Spring Semester in 2019.

Our family activities sprout from the Shambhala view that all of us have basic goodness.  When this view permeates the family experience, genuine confidence, kindness and compassion can naturally grow.

For years our Family Groups program occurred each month on a drop-in basis.  Now, to build community among families, we offer 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.
This fall the “Present Parenting” group will gather while 4 age-related children’s groups are happening (ages 2 thru 16), as we’ve done before.  For the upcoming fall semester the tuition will be $100 per family.  This amount helps pay the bills for our center, which offers all its spaces so that families can meet monthly.  If you need reduced tuition, we can work that out.
The upcoming fall session meets the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1:00 – 2:30.
August 19
September 16
October 21
November 18
December 16  (We’ll celebrate Children’s Day later in the afternoon!)
In addition to the semester Family Groups program, there will be several activities throughout the year when families can gather for a camping trip or a picnic, and more.  All families are especially welcome at Children’s Day on December 16th.
As much as we’d like to include everyone who applies for Family Groups, Fall Semester, space is limited.  Priority will go to Shambhala members and previous regular attendees, but we usually have spaces for newer people.
If you are interested in applying for Family Groups, or you just want to be on our Families email list, please contact coordinator Laura Burnham at 4mindful.families@gmail.com