Introduction to Meditation (Westside)

January 2nd

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  • $10 Program Price
Room: WESTSIDE SHAMBHALA @ 3877 Grand View Blvd, Mar Vista, 90066

Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves.

                                                     ~ Pema Chödrön

These drop in evenings are appropriate for anyone wishing to learn the basics of meditation or to refresh their existing meditation practice. A qualified meditation teacher will cover the purpose, effects, and value of meditation as well as provide instruction in sitting and walking meditation technique.

Each class features a guided practice session – full instructions on working with posture, breath, and thoughts – as well as an opportunity to ask questions. Through synchronizing mind and body in meditation we create the foundation for a sane and balanced life.

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

Suggested donation: $10.

These evenings are part of our Weekly Dharma Gatherings, where each week offers an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting, to learn about how to apply the principles of meditation to daily life, and to meet and mingle with others interested in mindfulness. If you’re new to Shambhala, this is a good night to attend. Bring your friends!

Thank you.

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 →