Weekly Dharma Gathering

Join us for our weekly introduction to meditation and Shambhala Dharma talks by senior teachers of Shambhala Buddhism.

These evenings features meditation instruction, a short period of meditation and refreshments.

Meditation and mindfulness is less about achieving a peaceful state of mind than rolling up our sleeves and experiencing life directly. Washing dishes in the sink can be meditation as much as sitting in a monastery reciting mantras. The Weekly Dharma Gathering evenings are about integrating a spiritual life with a secular life and having a sense of humor along the way.

All are welcome; newcomers as well as seasoned practitioners. Bring a friend!

 $15 Suggested Donation (No one turned away for lack of funds)



Westside Center (7.30pm – 9pm)

MAY 17: (Westside) Talk – Why ‘good’ meditation is ‘bad’ for you with Dr. David Dubin

MAY 24th:  (Westside) Talk – I Just Don’t Feel Good – Working With Physical Discomfort with Greg Heffron

Address: 3877A Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
PLEASE NOTE: 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”. Learn more


Eagle Rock Center (7:30pm – 9 pm)

MAY 11 (Eagle Rock) Talk – THE POWER OF STILLNESS with Laura Landau

MAY 18: (Eagle Rock) Talk – PEMA CHÖDRÖN DVD

MAY 25th: (Eagle Rock) Talk – HOW TO GROW COMMUNITY with Gail Whitacre


Address: 963 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041.
Northeast corner of Figueroa St. and Colorado Blvd. Enter parking lot on Figueroa St.

For more Topics, go to Monthly Calendar and look for “Talk”



Introductory Dharma Talks

Senior students of the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will offer a series of individual talks on a variety of dharma topics.


Learn to Meditate

Curious about how to meditate? Need a refresher? Drop in and meet one of the Shambhala Center’s meditation instructors for an evening of meditation instruction, practice and Q&A.


pema and sakyong of shambhala lineage

Pema Chödrön and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche – SHAMBHALA

Teachers of the Lineage Tape Night

A monthly feast of practice and study with the teachings of our lineage. A short guided meditation, video teaching, and a discussion period. Beginners are encouraged to attend.

Good nourishment! This is what Acharya Pema Chödrön calls the practice and study of meditation.


Bonus Thursdays

Every so often, we encounter a month with five Thursday evenings. We will use those extra evenings to offer talks on topics which are relevant to both beginners and experienced practioners.