Orange County

SHAMBHALA ORANGE COUNTY MEDITATION CENTER

Address: 2750 Harbor Blvd, Suite B03, Costa Mesa CA 92626 | View Map

Directions: We are located in the building immediately north of Coco’s and can be accessed by using walkways at the 2750 Harbor Blvd building leading to the back of the building – the meditation hall faces a street called Peterson Place.

Orange County Meditation Center in Costa Mesa

At the Orange County Center, 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, 9:30am to 12pm or Wednesday evening, 7pm to 9:30pm excluding public holidays. 

Open Meditation Sitting Schedule

  • Sunday mornings, 9:30am to 12pm
  • Wednesday evenings, 7pm to 9:30pm

View also our monthly calendar for upcoming programs

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About Orange County Meditation Group

Latest Yelp Review

If you’re curious about meditation, don’t let nerves about coming alone or never having done it before stop you. Beginner or not, this is a great space to relive some stress, tap into your inner peace, and meet others that are also interested in self exploration. What a gem in Costa Mesa, providing the public with free meditation classes (donations are always welcome!). Gil and Marilyn are SO welcoming, and somehow manage to remember everyones names.

The first time I came in was by myself for the Wednesday night group practice led by Gil. The next time I came in was with my cousin, who had no prior meditation experience at all, and she loved it. I randomly found this place online when I was looking to get back into meditation a few months after I completed a Vipassana course. Although Shambhala is different, the 7:00pm class opens with an introduction and instruction to approaching this style of meditation.

Note that the space itself is *behind* the Coco’s. If you’re facing the restaurant, to left you’ll find a hall that you pass through. Make a turn towards the salon and you’ll find the Meditation Center. The space is warm and clean, be sure to check in with Marilyn or Sepi at the front desk to say that you’re new. You take off your shoes (you might want to wear socks) and enter the meditation hall closed off by silkscreen doors. No need to bring pillows or a bloc as very comfortable ones are already provided for you. For those who have trouble sitting cross legged or kneeling on the floor, there are three ample rows of chairs behind the floor seating. The temperature is mild–I wore a jean jacket with a t-shirt underneath and was comfortable the whole session.

After practicing two sets of walking and sitting meditation, the class sat in a circle and read from a meditation book. The discussion that followed provides an excellent connection between how the physical and mental exercise of meditation translates to our everyday lives.

You have nothing to lose by dropping in. I hope to provide an updated review after attending one of their Saturday sessions or courses. For a fee, they have really cool contemplative arts seminars. I wanted to sign up for the Ikebana course, the study and practice of flower arranging, but they ran out of space! The best way to keep up with its events is by following its Meetup page.

– S. Yelp Review

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