Classes & Retreats

Live online mindfulness meditation classes and retreats in Tibetan Buddhism & Shambhala teachings. Join our meditation community via Zoom from anywhere in the world.

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

 

Follow the Sun: A Global Nynthün from Karmê Chöling [Online]

September 19th—September 20th

Karmê Chöling will pass the umdze seat slowly westward and follow the Great Eastern Sun around the globe, through groups, centers, and the hearts of practitioners until we return to Karmê Chöling’s Main Shrine Room 24 hours later. Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation [Online]

September 20th

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 »

White Awake Study Group [Online]

September 20th

The LA Shambhala White Awake Study Group is a group for anyone who identifies as white who wants to learn more about the realities of racism and the unintended impacts of white privilege so that they can consciously contribute to racial justice. Continue »

Wednesday Evening Meditation - [Online]

September 23rd

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

Introduction to Meditation: How to Do it—and Keep Doing It [Online]

with Robert Lehmann

September 24th—October 8th

This exploration of meditation practice is open to all, both new and experienced meditators alike. Newcomers are especially welcome. Continue »

Preparing for Harvest of Peace Celebration [Online]

September 27th

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 »

Sunday Gathering - Mindful Harvest Feasting: A Harvest of Peace Celebration [Shambhala Online]

September 27th

Join Marcella Friel for a cooking demonstration featuring typical foods of harvest bounty, along with a conversation about the importance of meal prayers and blessings. Continue »

Training the Mind in Compassionate Engagement: The Practice of Lojong [Online]

with Shastri Marilyn Moore & John MacAdams

September 29th—November 5th

The practice of Lojong—“mind-training” in Tibetan—invites us to use the challenges we encounter every day to awaken our hearts. Rather than seeing unwanted aspects of life as obstacles, they can be viewed as the raw material necessary for awakening genuin Continue »

Wednesday Evening Meditation - [Online]

September 30th

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

Making Art and Washing Your Socks Are the Same: A Conversation with Marcia Wang Shibata [Online]

October 3rd

This special Contemplative Creativity Lab features guest teacher Kado/Ikebana Master Marcia Wang Shibata. All are welcome! Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation [Online]

October 4th

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 Evening Meditation - [Online]

October 7th

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

Shambhala Training Sacred Path: Meek and Perky [Online]

October 10th—October 25th

The four dignities are introduced as both path and process, which describe a warrior's maturing and widening sphere of benevolent engagement in the world. Continue »

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Fabric and Time [Online]

October 10th

This workshop will be taught by textile artist Diane Lavoie. No art or meditation experience necessary. All are welcome! Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation [Online]

October 11th

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 Evening Meditation - [Online]

October 14th

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

October 16th

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 »

Sunday Morning Meditation [Online]

October 18th

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 »

White Awake Study Group [Online]

October 18th

The LA Shambhala White Awake Study Group is a group for anyone who identifies as white who wants to learn more about the realities of racism and the unintended impacts of white privilege so that they can consciously contribute to racial justice. Continue »

Wednesday Evening Meditation - [Online]

October 21st

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

Way Of Shambhala: Fearlessness in Everyday Life [Online]

with Shastri Marcia Henry-Fink & Shastri Joel Wachbrit

October 25th—November 15th

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. Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation [Online]

October 25th

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 Evening Meditation - [Online]

October 28th

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

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World [Online]

with Debra Dysart

November 7th—November 21st

As Warriors in the World, we develop bravery to step outside the self-created cocoons of habitual patterns and fear. Continue »

Contemplative Creativity Lab: What is Kado? with Marcia Wang Shibata [Online]

November 14th

Join us for this special C.Lab with guest teacher Marcia Wang Shibata. All are welcome? Continue »

White Awake Study Group [Online]

November 15th

The LA Shambhala White Awake Study Group is a group for anyone who identifies as white who wants to learn more about the realities of racism and the unintended impacts of white privilege so that they can consciously contribute to racial justice. Continue »

Meditation Community Practice: Sadhana of Mahamuda - [Online]

with Darryl Burnham

November 15th

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 »

White Awake Study Group [Online]

December 20th

The LA Shambhala White Awake Study Group is a group for anyone who identifies as white who wants to learn more about the realities of racism and the unintended impacts of white privilege so that they can consciously contribute to racial justice. Continue »