Umdze Training (Westside)

with Anne Saitzyk

March 22nd -Date postponed or cancelled

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

    Please note that this event will be rescheduled at a later date.

    Space is limited; please register early. 

    An “umdze” is the time keeper and chant leader for sitting meditation. Being an umdze is not only an opportunity to serve others, but is a way to deepen our own practice of being aware in the present moment.

    Whether you are currently an umdze who wants to develop further in your practice, would like to learn to umdze and understand the shrine room forms or you’re simply curious, you are invited to attend this training.

    There is no obligation to serve as an umdze after the training; Only members of Shambhala L.A. who have taken Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World or beyond are eligible to serve as umdze. This type of practice, generally referred to as “rota,” can be an important and deeply satisfying part of our path. 

    The focus of the training will be on the view of the role of umdze, creating and holding a container for practice, and working with space. We will practice and review the latest forms for chants, relating with the shrine and preparing the space for meditation.

    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.

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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 →