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

 

A Personal Exploration of Buddhist Psychology [Online]

with Melissa Moore

August 31st—October 3rd

In this course, we explore the Wheel of Life, a classic Buddhist portrait of both Samsara and Nirvana (or confusion and enlightenment) from the perspective of human psychology. Continue »

Families & Children Fall Semester [In Person]

September 11th—December 11th

One Saturday afternoon a month “Present Parenting” and several children’s groups will meet to experience “Family Groups, Fall Semester, 2021”. Continue »

Mahamudra: Origins, Universality, and Practices [Online]

with Jay Lippman

September 18th

The workshop will include guided practice, and an opportunity for Shambhala Vajrayana students to discuss and reflect on the state of their own practice. Continue »

Before I Die: Talking About Death [Online]

September 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 Meditation [Online]

September 19th

All are welcome! Group meditation instruction is given at 9 am. Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

Shambhala Sunday Gathering - A Global Celebration of Harvest of Peace [Shambhala Online]

September 19th

You are warmly invited to join The Touching the Earth Collective on this special day for a lhasang and other vibrant offerings. Continue »

White Awake Study Group [Online]

September 19th

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 »

Shambhala Los Angeles Harvest of Peace Celebration [In Person]

September 19th

Harvest of Peace is a special Shambhala Community celebration of the Fall Equinox - harvesting in the northern hemisphere and planting in the southern. Continue »

Wednesday Evening Meditation - [Online]

September 22nd

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

Sunday Morning Meditation [Online]

September 26th

All are welcome! Group meditation instruction is given at 9 am. Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

Wednesday Evening Meditation - [Online]

September 29th

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

Sadhana of Mahamudra: Monthly Community Practice [Online]

with Darryl Burnham

October 6th—December 4th

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

Shambhala Training Sacred Path: Golden Key [Online]

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

October 9th—October 11th

This three-day retreat is the culmination of the Sacred Path programs. Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Sacred Path: Outrageous and Inscrutable Continue »

Moving Presence: Contemplative Movement Practice [Online]

with Helena Pellisé

October 9th

Contemplative Movement practice integrates meditation, dance improvisation and Shambhala Art to synchronize body & mind, connect with our inherent creativity and manifest our authentic presence. Continue »

Before I Die: Monthly Discussion [Online]

October 16th

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

White Awake Study Group [Online]

October 17th

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 »

Creativity Lab: Contemplative Photography [Online]

with Darryl Burnham

November 13th

Coming to our senses, with a camera in hand, we can express a connection to our ordinary life with a photograph. Stopping in stillness we are inspired to capture something found in a moment that we appreciate. Continue »

Before I Die: Monthly Discussion [Online]

November 20th

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

White Awake Study Group [Online]

November 21st

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 »

Before I Die: Monthly Discussion [Online]

December 18th

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

White Awake Study Group [Online]

December 19th

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 »

White Awake Study Group [Online]

January 16th (2022)

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 »

White Awake Study Group [Online]

February 20th (2022)

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 »