Families and Children

Family Groups: Present Parenting, Tiger Cubs, and Dragon’s group

Third Sunday each month.  From 1 – 2:30 pm, Eagle Rock Center (except for June & July).

During this time parents meet together in “Present Parenting” and two groups for children meet at the same time: “Tiger Cubs (3-8 years) and “Dragons” (9-13 years).

Location: Shambhala Meditation Center in Eagle Rock, 963 Colorado, Los Angeles 90041

Suggested donation: $15 per family. Donations can be offered onsite.

It is not necessary to pay online but please email Laura to let us know you’ll attend. Also include your child’s name and age. lauraburnham21@gmail.com

Join our Families & Children Facebook Group page here.

Present Parenting

New families are always welcome!

Parenting is an enormous responsibility and a practice in itself. We want our children to develop inner strength and clarity, serenity and compassion.  The most effective way that they can do so is to live daily with these qualities, reflected in their parents.  Our Present Parenting group explores how the Shambhala teachings can help parents and children live together with open hearts and the natural wisdom that resides in all of us.  Shambhala parent Natasha Mitchnick-Mandel leads this group.

Shambhala Family and Children Program

Children’s Groups

Life these days offers so many distractions, so many choices.  It is important to develop innate insight to know what to accept and what to reject.  Shambhala teachings shine through all the activities in these children’s groups, led by longtime Shambhala students Laura Landau and Laura Burnham.

  • TIGER CUBS (Children 3 – 8 years old): The children explore through their senses, developing trust in their own experience. Through nature, music, art, movement, and interacting with each other, children discover their own relationship with the world.
  • childrens program eagle rockDRAGONS GROUP (Children 9 – 13 years old): These children are ready to step out in life and make many of their own decisions. These young people are ready to begin short periods of meditation and mindfulness practices, along with a rich variety of age appropriate activities.

Family Groups at Westside Center

Families interested in practicing at the Westside Center may contact Melanie Weiner at 323-309-4662 or email madhetty at aol.com

Shambhala Meditation Center, Westside Center in Mar Vista: 3877A Grand View Blvd., Mar Vista, CA 90066


Laura Burnham (Eagle Rock) at 626-357-9041 or email lauraburnham21 at gmail.com

Melanie Weiner (Westside) at 323-309-4662 or email madhetty at aol.com