WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Fearlessness in Everyday Life (Westside)

September 7th—September 28th

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    Price:
  • $175 Program Price
  • $220 Patron Price
Room: WESTSIDE SHAMBHALA @ 3877 Grand View Blvd, Mar Vista, 90066

Fear is rampant in our world. On a societal level, we experience uncertainty about the future of our civilization and our planet. On a personal level, fear can manifest as anything from a nagging sense of self-doubt to a static background of anxiety.

No matter how fear presents itself, it is necessary to examine how we cope. Do we drown our anxieties in vices or distractions? Does a fear-based worry prevent us from feeling confident in who we are?

This course will present practical tools for acknowledging and understanding fear, and explore the Shambhala view that skillfully working with fear can actually serve as a stepping stone for personal transformation. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. We dare to face life and death as they are. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goes beyond the emotions of hope and fear to experience equanimity.

Rather than hide from our own existence, we will look directly into the uncertainty of our lives and get our first taste of unconditional fearlessness.

This is the fourth class in our core curriculum Way of Shambhala.  It also offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation and contemplation can impact our daily lives, and from there, how the sanity of these practices can expand to impact our whole society.

Prerequisite: Joy in Everyday Life (JIEL).


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 →