Programs & Retreats

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

 

Sadhana of Mahamudra practice (Eagle Rock)

with Darryl Burnham

June 3rd—February 23rd (2020)

The Sadhana of Mahamudra presents a vajrayana view, bringing together the devotion mahamudra of the Kagyu lineage and the crazy wisdom of the Nyingma lineage. As such, it provides a powerful touchstone for understanding our vajrayana heritage. Continue »

A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part I - The Four Limitless Ones, (Orange County)

with Shastri Marilyn Moore

August 25th—December 8th

The path of the Bodhisattva Warrior begins with developing loving-kindness for ourselves and expands this to others, dissolving the barriers that divide us. T Continue »

WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Fearlessness in Everyday Life (Eagle Rock)

with Laura Landau

September 28th—October 12th

This class is open to students who have completed Joy in Everyday Life (JIEL). Continue »

Autumn Equinox Community Celebration (Westside)

September 28th

Join us at Westside Shambhala for an Autumn Equinox Community Celebration. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation on the Westside

October 2nd

These evenings are appropriate for anyone wishing to learn the basics of mindfulness/awareness meditation or to refresh their existing meditation practice. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend Retreat III: Warrior in the World (Orange County)

with Shastri Marilyn Moore & Carolyn Sykes

October 5th—October 6th

Open to graduates of Shambhala Training Level II. Continue »

October Pema Chodron DVD Night (Westside)

October 9th

All are encouraged to attend, regardless of meditation experience or if new to meditation. These evenings feature a short period of meditation with instruction, often from Pema within the context of her talk; discussion and light refreshments. Continue »

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Mark Making (Westside)

with Joshua Northcutt

October 12th

In Meditation, the connection to the breath connects us to the present moment. In the same way, each time we make a mark we connect with the moment of now. Continue »

All Day Meditation Retreat (Orange County)

with Shastri Marilyn Moore

October 19th

For new and experienced practitioners alike, this all-day community meditation retreat is a rare opportunity to take a real break from our usual routines to truly relax with ourselves and refresh our sense of wellbeing, goodness, and sanity. Continue »

Shambhala Teachings Weekend II: Birth of the Warrior

with Robert Lehmann & Anne Fraser

October 19th—October 20th

Open to those who have taken Shambhala Teachings Weekend 1 (aka Shambhala Training Level 1). Continue »

Discovering our Innate Intrinsic Health: An Intro to Contemplative Psycholology

October 26th—October 27th

Karuna is the Sanskrit word meaning compassion, and Karuna Training is a compassion and meditation-based program that teaches how to work with intense emotions, improve communication, and genuinely connect with others. Continue »

WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Wisdom in Everyday Life (Westside)

with Shastri Marcia Henry-Fink

November 2nd

Open to graduates of Fearlessness in Everyday Life (FIEL). Continue »

Introduction to Meditation on the Westside

November 6th

These evenings are appropriate for anyone wishing to learn the basics of mindfulness/awareness meditation or to refresh their existing meditation practice. Continue »

Qigong Level 4 (Eagle Rock)

with Eva Wong

November 9th—November 10th

If you¹ve completed Qigong Levels 1 - 3, please join us for Qigong Level 4 with Eva Wong! Continue »

Community Circle: Knitting and other Stitch Crafts (Eagle Rock)

with Edgar Anolin

November 9th

For our first Circle, long-time L.A. Shambhala Center member Ed Anolin will present some of his projects and talk about what he finds beautiful about knitting and other stitch crafts and why he enjoys these practices. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice (Orange County)

with Shastri Marilyn Moore

November 10th

This intimate monthly group practice session held at the time of the full moon is open to all members of Shambhala and their families, and helps us connect to the basic goodness of ourselves, society and the world. Continue »

RIGDEN: Unconditional Confidence and Enlightened Leadership (Eagle Rock)

with Acharya Emily Bower

November 16th—November 17th

This culmination of the Way of Shambhala I series explores the principle of enlightened leadership as symbolized by the Rigden, the gentle, compassionate, fearless, and wise ruler of Shambhala. Continue »

All Day Meditation Retreat (Eagle Rock)

November 30th

For new and experienced practitioners alike, this all-day community meditation retreat is a rare opportunity to take a real break from our usual routines to truly relax with ourselves and refresh our sense of wellbeing, goodness, and sanity. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation on the Westside

December 4th

These evenings are appropriate for anyone wishing to learn the basics of mindfulness/awareness meditation or to refresh their existing meditation practice. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice (Eagle Rock)

December 12th

This intimate monthly group practice session held at the time of the full moon is open to all members of Shambhala and their families, and helps us connect to the basic goodness of ourselves, society and the world. Continue »

Winter Meditation Retreat: A Shambhala Weekthün (Eagle Rock)

December 26th—January 1st (2020)

This retreat is an intensive, week-long meditation program for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. Join us for the whole week or sign up for a day or two. Continue »

Shambhala Art Intensive 2020: All Five Parts (SAVE THE DATE)

January 3rd—January 7th (2020)

Save the date for this opportunity to engage the Shambhala Art program in an intensive format. Continue »

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Marcia Henry-Fink, Shastri Marilyn Moore, Shastri Joel Wachbrit

February 6th—February 9th (2020)

Qigong Level 5 (Eagle Rock)

with Eva Wong

March 7th—March 8th (2020)

If you¹ve completed Qigong Levels 1 - 4, please join us for Qigong Level 5 with Eva Wong! Continue »