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

 

Emptiness and the Heart Sutra: Teachings of the Buddha in the Second Turning of the Wheel [Online]

with Jonathan Barbieri & Joel Wachbrit

April 6th—May 15th

This program will focus on Shunyata and the discovery of emptiness as taught by the Buddha in the Heart Sutra—perhaps the single most important text of all schools of Mahayana Buddhism. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Shastri Iris Ramos

April 10th—April 17th

In Level IV Shambhala Training, we learn to awaken and open our hearts so we can communicate fully with the world and others. This program is offered in collaboration with the Shambhala Meditation Center of Phoenix. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra: Monthly Community Practice [Online]

with Darryl Burnham

April 11th—December 4th

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

Before I Die: Talking About Death [Online]

April 17th

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]

April 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]

April 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]

April 21st

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

TABLETOP RED SQUARE PRACTICE Continued - Letting Space Tell Us What to Do

with Barbara Dilley

April 24th - Date postponed or cancelled

Using a contemplative ground of stillness, silence, and meditation, we will explore practices of ‘deep play’ and the enjoyment of our sense perceptions. Prerequisite: Part One of this practice on April 10th. Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation [Online]

April 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]

April 28th

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

The Bodhisattva’s Gift: Empty Heart and Full Exchange [Online]

with John Rockwell

May 2nd—May 23rd

In this online course, we will practice mahamudra meditation on space awareness and the compassionate exchange of tonglen, taking in suffering and radiating out warmth. Continue »

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Journaling as Practice [Online]

with Yuichi Handa

May 8th

Journaling can be a place where fresh new perspectives and understandings arise, drawing us closer to our hearts and to what truly matters to us. Continue »

Before I Die: Monthly Discussion [Online]

May 15th

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]

May 16th

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]

June 19th

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]

June 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 »

White Awake Study Group [Online]

July 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 »