Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training Weekend Retreat I (Westside)

with Acharya Emily Bower

December 1st—December 2nd (2018)

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  • $225 Program Price
  • $280 Patron Price
Room: WESTSIDE SHAMBHALA @ 3877 Grand View Blvd, Mar Vista, 90066

This weekend retreat provides an opportunity to learn and practice the simple yet profound technique of mindfulness-awareness meditation. 

Through short, repeated sessions of sitting meditation, we will deepen our familiarity and comfort just being with ourselves. In the process, we will remember our natural confidence and relax into the present moment.

Interspersed lectures and discussion help us clarify the Shambhala view of meditation practice: to reconnect with our inherent sanity as a means to extend compassion to ourselves and others. Through a healthy balance of instruction and practice, we deepen our understanding of the how and the why of meditation. 

With the guidance of a Shambhala teacher and experienced meditation instructors, we’ll discover how to carry our practice off the cushion and into every aspect of our lives. 

Shambhala Training Weekend I includes:

  • Instructions on sitting and walking meditation
  • Guided and silent sessions of sitting and walking meditation
  • Talks and small group discussions
  • One-on-one Q&A with a meditation instructor
  • Lunch on Saturday and tea breaks
  • Concluding Sunday reception 

About Shambhala Training: 

Feel Human Again is the first retreat in Shambhala Training, a sequence of five weekend retreats for anyone interested in exploring meditation as a way to develop openness, gentleness, fearlessness and confidence toward ourselves and our world. Each weekend presents a progression of Shambhala warriorship—a path of nonaggression born from the willingness to meet our world without bias or judgment.  This path, suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, shows how to take the challenges of everyday life as opportunities to increase our capacity for kindness and compassion. 


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 →