Open Meditation Sitting Hours

Join us at meditation sitting hours at any of our three Centers in Los Angeles, located in Eagle Rock, Mar Vista (Westside) and Orange County. We also have Meditation Sitting Groups in Carpinteria and Ojai. Free meditation instruction always available for those who are new to meditation or need a refresher!  

Meditation Instruction available for those who wish. If new to meditation, please arrive earlier in the session for instruction with a meditation instructor. No reservations nor prior experience necessary to attend. Welcome!

 

 

 EAGLE ROCK CENTER

SUNDAYS* 9am – noon
WEDNESDAYS*
7:30pm – 9:30pm
FRIDAYS 10am – noon

*The last forty-five minutes of our Sunday and Wednesday sittings include an “Introduction Circle” that provides an opportunity to get to know other meditators and ask questions. See also our Eagle Rock MEETUP Group.

Address: 963 Colorado Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90041

Directions: Northeast corner of Figueroa St. and Colorado Blvd. Enter parking lot on Figueroa St. |  Map

 


WESTSIDE CENTER (Mar Vista)

SUNDAYS * 9 am – 12:30 pm
Last SATURDAY of every month (Learn to Meditate) – Starting in July, 2017 10 am – noon

Click here for a list of ongoing offerings taking place on our westside location.

Address: 3877A Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066 | View Google Map

Directions: The Westside Center is situated behind 3871 Grandview. The entrance is through the alley between “Under the Sea” and “GreenCoast Hydroponics”, which is directly across the street from “STOCK Building Supply”.

*On Sunday’s a Farmer’s Market cuts off access to Grand View from Venice Boulevard, so please come from the south via Washington Place.

ORANGE COUNTY CENTER

SUNDAYS  9:30 am – noon
WEDNESDAYS 7 pm – 9:30 pm

We offer individual meditation instruction on Sundays and group meditation instruction on Wednesdays during the first half-hour of each session. Please feel welcome to drop by any Sunday morning or Wednesday evening, excluding public holidays.

Join our Costa Mesa MEETUP Group here

Address: 2750 Harbor Boulevard, Suite B03, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626 

Directions: We are located in the building immediately to the north of Coco’s Restaurant and can be accessed by using walkways from the large parking lot on Harbor to the back of the building. The studio space faces Peterson Pl. 

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY MEDITATION GROUP

We are on Summer hiatus and will return to Monday night meditation on September 11th at 7:30 pm

MONDAYS 7:30 pm – 9 pm

Join us for free meditation instruction and group sitting meditation during the Chapman School calendar. First timers and beginners are welcome! We begin with meditation instruction for the first half hour, and then practice meditation together, which will be followed by a brief reading, and then a discussion group.

Address: Chapman University, Fish Interfaith Center, 1 University Dr, Orange, CA 92866  | Map & directions

Directions: Fish Interfaith Center in Wilkinson Founders Chapel (the small chapel room adjacent to Wallace All Faiths Chapel)

 


CARPINTERIA MEDITATION GROUP

Our meditation sitting is on hiatus during the Summer months. We will resume again in late October, perhaps at a different time and location. For further information, please contact Robert or Anne at lehfras1@gmail.com or 805-861-8858.

 


 

OJAI VALLEY MEDITATION GROUP

SUNDAYS  9 am – 10:30 am
WEDNESDAYS 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Join us for meditation sitting and discussion group in the charming Ojai Valley. For questions, please contact Tony Winecoff at tony@gesarclub.com or call 805-798-2330.

Address: 504 Lion Street, Ojai California 93023

 


Why Meditate?

Meditation is a way to make the mind more stable and clear. From this point of view, meditation is not purely a Buddhist practice; it’s a practice that anyone can do. It doesn’t tie in with a particular spiritual tradition. If we want to undo confusion, we’re going to have to be responsible for learning what our own mind is and how it works, no matter what beliefs we hold. For those new to Shambhala or meditation, we also recommend attending this free intro class offered monthly at our Westside Center in Los Angeles: Meditation – Making Friends With Ourselves. Learn more here.

See also upcoming meditation programs & retreats