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


Contemplative Arts & Disciplines

Calligraphy is a Celebration of Nowness (Orange County)

with Anne Saitzyk

December 7th

When we loosen the grip of hope and fear and return to our senses, we are in the present moment, Square One, where we might make a gesture that is truly an expression of Now. This can feel irritating or joyful, but it is open and genuine. Continue »

Mudra Space Awareness (Westside)

with Greg Heffron

December 12th

Mudra Space Awareness is a method of mind/body training that draws inspiration from Trungpa Rinpoche's early education in Tibetan monastic dance. The exercises combine intense physical training with focused sensory awareness. Continue »

Community Circle: Visual Storytelling with 'Zines (Westside)

with Candace Peterson-Kahn

December 14th

L.A. Shambhala Center member Candace Peterson-Kahn will share storytelling through bookmaking. She will show us how to make a Zine (mini-book) out of a single sheet of paper, four folds, and one cut! Continue »

3rd Annual Holiday Hootenanny (Westside)

with Angela Lloyd

December 14th

Join us for the 3rd Annual Holiday Hootenanny! Bring a story, poem, photo…. all expressions welcome or creative endeavor you would like to share. Continue »

Shambhala Art Intensive 2020: All Five Parts

with Debra Dysart, Anne Saitzyk, Steve Saitzyk

January 3rd—January 8th (2020)

Shambhala Art is about how we create and view each moment, our environments, and the artistry of life itself. Seeing through our own projections, biases, strategies and conditioning, it is possible to see clearly and directly. We call that “Square One,” a Continue »

Shambhala Art Parts 4 and 5 Teacher Training

with Steve Saitzyk

January 5th—January 8th (2020)

Vajrayana students currently authorized as Parts 1 - 3 teachers or assistants (and existing 4 - 5 teachers) are warmly welcomed to this training. Continue »

Contemplative Creativity Lab - Threads of Aspiration

with Linda Miller

January 18th (2020)

Linking meditation with creative process we will begin with meditation and contemplation to reflect on an aspiration to share, following what arises through to visual expression. Continue »

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

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

February 29th (2020)

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

March 1st (2020)

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

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 »