Programs & Retreats

Please note:

Our meditation centers are temporarily closed to the public to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Your health and safety are important to us. We will be sending updates periodically via email. If you would like to be on our mailing list, please sign up here. You can also check our monthly calendar for updated information on online programs and activities. 

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We offer mindfulness meditation programs and retreats in the Tibetan Buddhist teachings, the arts, and other contemplative disciplines, as well as individual meditation instruction.

Our meditation centers in Los Angeles are homes to a vibrant, diverse community of members and friends who provide ongoing volunteer and financial support – creating a warm, genuine basis for the realizing the full potential of our authentic wisdom traditions. 

Meditation Introductory Programs in Los Angeles
Shambhala Programs and Curriculum

 

Before I Die: The Natural Process of Dying [Online]

July 18th

Each month we explore our relationship to various aspects of death and dying through discussions of specific topics presented by guest speakers. Continue »

Sunday Morning Public Sitting [Online]

July 19th

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles will hold public meditation online on Zoom on Sunday mornings. Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

Meditation Community Practice: Sadhana of Mahamuda - [Online]

with Darryl Burnham

July 20th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is both a practice and a teaching on overcoming obstacles and degraded spiritual practices in our time. Open to all! Continue »

Turning Our Minds To The Dharma: A Class on Contemplating the Four Reminders [Online]

with Acharya Emily Bower & Shastri Joel Wachbrit

July 21st—August 25th

This six-week course will present traditional teachings that are essential to Buddhist thought, and that illuminate how we could all enjoy our life much more. Continue »

Wednesday Night Public Sitting - [Online]

July 22nd

Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend Retreat V: Open Sky [Online]

with Shastri David Stone

July 24th—July 26th

Open to graduates of Shambhala Training IV. Continue »

Stitch Circle - [Online]

with Linda Miller

July 25th

Connecting to our senses and each other stitch by stitch.  Slowing down with contemplative practice as the thread that links hand and heart. For Stitchers and Non-Stitchers. Continue »

Sunday Morning Public Sitting [Online]

July 26th

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles will hold public meditation online on Zoom on Sunday mornings. Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

Wednesday Night Public Sitting - [Online]

July 29th

Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

Sunday Morning Public Sitting [Online]

August 2nd

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles will hold public meditation online on Zoom on Sunday mornings. Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

Waking Up White Book Group [Online]

August 2nd

The Waking Up White Book Study Group is for anyone who identifies as white who wants to learn more about the realities of racism and the unintended impacts of white privilege. Continue »

Sunday Morning Public Sitting [Online]

August 9th

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles will hold public meditation online on Zoom on Sunday mornings. Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

Meditation Community Practice: Sadhana of Mahamuda - [Online]

with Darryl Burnham

August 18th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is both a practice and a teaching on overcoming obstacles and degraded spiritual practices in our time. Open to all! Continue »

Birth of a Warrior - Shambhala Training Level II [Online] [Phoenix]

with Shastri Joel Wachbrit

August 22nd—September 5th

By opening to our own genuineness and tenderness, we learn how to work with fear to cultivate the willingness to see our deep-seated habits and defenses. Continue »

Waking Up White Book Group [Online]

September 6th

The Waking Up White Book Study Group is for anyone who identifies as white who wants to learn more about the realities of racism and the unintended impacts of white privilege. Continue »

Meditation Community Practice: Sadhana of Mahamuda - [Online]

with Darryl Burnham

September 17th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is both a practice and a teaching on overcoming obstacles and degraded spiritual practices in our time. Open to all! Continue »