All-Day Meditation Retreat (Westside)

December 22nd (2013)

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    Room: WESTSIDE SHAMBHALA @ 3877 Grand View Blvd, Mar Vista, 90066

    Everyone welcome!

    Experience a day of Meditation, Practice and Community Connection.

    The point of meditation is to feel alive. - Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit in meditation for a full day? Or even for just an afternoon? Meditators at all levels are encouraged to attend, even if this is your first or second time.

    An all-day retreat is best experienced in its entirety, but people are free to arrive and leave at any time. Taking the time to sit in meditation for a full day is a powerful gift—to yourself, to your family, and to your community. Come rest in peaceful abiding. 

    Meditation Instructors will be available throughout the day to give instruction and answer questions about meditation practice.

    Program is free. Donations Gratefully Accepted---As a volunteer-based non-profit organization, we rely completely on the engagement and generosity of our supporters and members.

    Parents are invited to bring their children anytime between 10am to 12pm for free child care so that parents can join other meditators in the adjoining shrine room.


    9:00 a.m.           Sitting*

    12:00 p.m.        Lunch (bring your own)

    1:00 p.m.           Sitting *

    3:00 p.m.           Tea

    3:30 p.m.           Discussion

    4:00 p.m.           Sitting *

    4:45 p.m.           Evening Chants

    5:00 p.m.           Close

    *Includes walking meditation

    For more information, contact Sheryl Beard at [email protected]

    For more information regarding childcare contact Melanie Weiner at [email protected]

    The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our community. One of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one be turned away for lack of funds. If you can’t afford a program, please call our office (323-255-5472) to register based on what you can afford. At the same time, the Center relies on program revenue to cover costs. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price, and provides additional support to the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles. Thank you for your kindness!

    If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

    Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

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    Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles offers a rich array of ongoing meditation programs free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →