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

Seeing Things As They Are: Shambhala Art Part 2 (Westside)

with Carolyn Sykes & Amanda Tasse

September 8th

Open to those who have completed Shambhala Art Part 1. The Shambhala Art teachings are about discovery and play and the universal nature of creativity and communication. Continue »

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Chance Operations (Eagle Rock)

with Carolyn Sykes

September 14th

We will be playing with the idea of chance operations as taught by John Cage using sound, words, movement, ideas, and creating some fun collaborative "events". Continue »

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Mark Making (Westside)

with Joshua Northcutt

October 14th

In Meditation, the connection to the breath connects us to the present moment. In the same way, each time we make a mark we connect with the moment of now. Continue »

Community Circle: Knitting and other Stitch Crafts (Eagle Rock)

with Edgar Anolin

November 9th

For our first Circle, long-time L.A. Shambhala Center member Ed Anolin will present some of his projects and talk about what he finds beautiful about knitting and other stitch crafts and why he enjoys these practices. Continue »