Meditation: Making Friends With Yourself (Westside)

December 30th (2017)

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

    Meditation: Making Friends With Yourself is a two-hour introduction to basic “peaceful abiding” meditation practice in the Shambhala tradition to cultivate more stability, clarity, and strength of mind. 

    It includes a half-hour of group instruction by a highly qualified teacher, two sessions of sitting and walking meditation practice, and a half-hour of group discussion.

    In Shambhala, we practice meditation to experience basic goodness, have confidence in basic goodness, and allow basic goodness to manifest in our lives. 

    Basic goodness is not an emotional high or a temporary relief from stress. It is not a concept, invention or anything that can be owned or copyrighted by anyone. It cannot be acquired or developed,achieved or mastered. It can only be discovered and experienced.

    Basic goodness is the fundamentally pure and unconditionally awake nature of all human beings. It is what has enabled humanity to survive and thrive and is the basis of all the greatest human civilizations.

    Our sense of basic goodness is often obscured by clouds of doubt and confusion. Much of our activity is driven by distrust in ourselves, others, and life in general. By practicing meditation we can cut through those clouds to directly experience our basic goodness and thereby greatly increase our appreciation of ourselves, others, and our whole world.

    While there is no charge for this meditation class, registration is requested to help us plan, and a donation to help pay for the costs would be gratefully accepted.


    Westside Shambhala Meditation Center in Mar Vista, LA

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

    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”.

    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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