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

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 »

All Day Meditation Retreat (Eagle Rock)

with Laura Landau

February 1st

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

February 5th

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

Shambhala Guide Training

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

February 6th—February 9th

Introduction to Meditation in Eagle Rock

February 6th

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

Community Circle: Celebrating Broken, a DIY Kintsugi Workshop (Westside)

with Alex Lippman

February 8th

Kintsugi, or "golden joinery" in English, is the art of restoring life to broken objects with gold-infused lacquer. In this Community Circle, we will learn an at-home version of this traditional art form using things you can buy at your local craft store. Continue »

All Day Meditation Retreat (Westside)

with Julie Larsen

February 9th

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 »

The Play of Steadiness and Ease - A Mixed level Yoga class adorned with LIVE Music

with Jenny Hannah & David Cipriani

February 9th

A stabilizing sequence of poses will be richly infused by LIVE SINGING and MUSIC, exploring how the foundation of strong and steady legwork offers a deeper connection to our bodies. How can we access our inherent stability so that we may express more free Continue »

White Awake Study Group (Westside)

February 16th

The Los Angeles 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 r Continue »

Sexual Harm, Trauma, and The Healing Journey series (Orange County)

with Shastri Marilyn Moore & Barbara Vanek

February 16th—October 18th

OC Shambhala Center is hosting a 7-part video and discussion series regarding Sexual Harm, Trauma, and The Healing Journey facilitated by Shastri Marilyn Moore and Barbara Vanek. Continue »

Karuna Training Certificate in Contemplative Psychology

February 20th—October 7th (2021)

Two-year comprehensive training and Certificate in Contemplative Psychology. Continue »

Shambhala Training Sacred Path: WINDHORSE (Westside)

with Gregory Lubkin

February 22nd—February 23rd

This Sacred Path program is an introduction to meditation practices that help the practitioner develop and "ride" internal energy or "windhorse." Continue »

Meditation and the Path of Contentment: A 5-Week Course (Eagle Rock)

with Shastri Joel Wachbrit & Jenny Hannah

February 25th—March 24th

Contentment is hard to find. We usually think contentment is found in things, achievements or experiences. With meditation practice, we learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences. Continue »

Kado Ikebana: Introduction to the Path of Flowers (Eagle Rock)

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata & Anjie Cho

February 29th

Kado is a path that incorporates Buddhist principals into the arrangement of flowers. Marcia Shibata will lead a one day workshop for first time participants. Continue »

Kado Ikebana: The Way of Flowers (Eagle Rock)

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata & Anjie Cho

March 1st

This is a one-day workshop for participants that have completed the introductory workshop. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation on the Westside

March 4th

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

The Art of Being Human: A Shambhala Weekend Meditation Retreat (Westside)

with Cynthia Mackay

March 7th—March 8th

This meditation retreat explores how to reawaken our hearts and minds to our own fundamental goodness and the sacredness of life. OPEN TO ALL! Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend Retreat IV Awakened Heart (Orange County)

March 7th—March 8th

Open to graduates of Shambhala Training Level III. Continue »

Qigong Level 5 (Eagle Rock)

with Eva Wong

March 7th—March 8th

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

Qigong Levels 1 & 2 (Westside)

with Kate Summers

March 14th—March 15th

Qigong is a centuries-old art that integrates movement, breath and intention. Don't miss this opportunity to train in one ancient, one modern lineage that have rarely been transmitted in the West. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation on the Westside

April 1st

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 Sacred Path: DRALA (Eagle Rock)

with Shastri Marcia Henry-Fink

April 18th—April 19th

Through exploring the depth of perception, we engage the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exist when we step beyond aggression. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation on the Westside

May 6th

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 SACRED PATH: Meek and Perky (Westside)

May 30th—May 31st

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 »

Introduction to Meditation on the Westside

June 3rd

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 SACRED PATH: Outrageous and Inscrutable (Eagle Rock)

June 27th—June 28th

The final two Dignities of Shambhala refer to the extraordinary skill of a practiced warrior who is no longer afraid of making mistakes. These dignities present an unconventional and visionary perspective to benefit all beings. Continue »