Open Meditation Sitting Hours

Meditation Sitting Groups & Schedule

Free meditation instruction for those who are new to meditation or need a refresher! Our Los Angeles Meditation Centers are located in Eagle Rock, Mar Vista and Orange County. We also have Meditation Groups in Costa Mesa, Carpinteria and Ojai.

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.

 

Weekly Schedule

Meditation Instruction available for those who wish. No reservations nor prior experience necessary to attend. Welcome!

Eagle Rock Center

For those new to meditation, free meditation instruction is available.  

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.

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 – noon
Last SATURDAY of every month (Learn to Meditate) – Starting in July, 2017 10 am – noon

Please arrive earlier in the session for instruction with a meditation instructor. Click here for a list of ongoing offerings taking place on our westside location. Upcoming programs & retreats

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 August 28th 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

WEDNESDAYS 10:30 am – 12:30pm
 
Please join us for meditation and discussion, often based on readings from Shambhala books and recorded talks by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön. Individual and group mindfulness-awareness meditation and tonglen instruction is available to all without charge. All are welcome.
 
For further information, please contact Robert or Anne at lehfras1@gmail.com or 805-861-8858

Address: Carpinteria Woman’s Club, 1059 Vallecito Road | Map
Directions: Off Carpinteria Ave., behind Rusty’s Pizza.


 

 

Ojai Valley Meditation Group

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

Join us for meditation 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