All Day Meditation Retreat (Westside)

July 8th (2018)

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  • $50.00 Program Price
  • $75.00 Patron Price
Room: WESTSIDE SHAMBHALA @ 3877 Grand View Blvd, Mar Vista, 90066

For new and experienced practitioners alike, this all-day community meditation retreat is a rare opportunity to take a real break from our usual routines to truly relax with ourselves and refresh our sense of wellbeing, goodness, and sanity. 

Brief guided meditation instruction will be given at the very beginning of the day and private interviews will be available upon request with well-qualified meditation instructors throughout the day.  Silence (functional talking when necessary) will be observed throughout the day except during discussion periods. 

To create and maintain a container that provides maximum benefit to all, retreat participants are expected to commit to stay the whole day.  A simple lunch will be provided.  Drop-in meditation practice will be offered at our regular weekly open sitting in a separate meditation hall from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.  

The all-day schedule is as follows:

8:30    Check-in and coffee/tea

9:00    Welcome, introduction, orientation, group instruction, and morning chants*

9:30    Sitting and walking meditation practice

12:00  Lunch (in the meditation hall)

12:30  Silent break/rest period

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


* Chants, all in English, are recited in the morning and evening to create a context for relating wakefully, skillfully and confidently to whatever arises for us during the day. In the morning, they refresh our sense of being related to the source of the teachings, which strengthens our discipline. In the evening, they can help us review our day relative to our noblest aspirations, reset our aspirations for the next day, and dedicate to the benefit of the world whatever we have gained from our practice.

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 →