Westside programs

Shambhala Westside Center is located in Mar Vista and is the second meditation center in Los Angeles. Our address i 3877A Grand View Blvd., Mar Vista, CA 90066. View directions here. If new to meditation and Shambhala, we offer two introductory programs; Weekly Dharma Gathering  on Wednesdays (see below on the Dharma Talk topic) and Open Meditation Sitting on Sunday mornings (free meditation instruction available).

Dharma Talk - Aligning Body, Mind, and Spirit (Westside)

with Greg Lubkin & Jenny Hannah

January 24th

Weekly Dharma Gathering - Drop in the Westside Center in Mar Vista on any Wednesday night. The evening features meditation instruction, a short period of meditation and refreshments. All are welcome — newcomers as well as seasoned meditators. Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I (New Year 2-for-1 Discount) WS

with Shastri Marilyn Moore & Greg Lubkin

January 27th—January 28th

Start off the new year with this special meditation retreat that explores how to reawaken our hearts and minds to our own fundamental goodness and the sacredness of life. OPEN TO ALL! Continue »

Dharma Talk - Chaos is Good News (Westside)

January 31st

Weekly Dharma Gathering - Drop in the Westside Center in Mar Vista on any Wednesday night. The evening features meditation instruction, a short period of meditation and refreshments. All are welcome — newcomers as well as seasoned meditators. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice (Westside)

February 1st

This intimate monthly group practice session held at the time of the full moon is open to all members of Shambhala and their families, and helps us connect to the basic goodness of ourselves, society and the world. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life: A 4-Week Intro Course (Westside)

with Claude Zachary & Debra Dysart

February 3rd—February 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 »

(Westside) Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos

February 5th—February 14th

Everyone is invited to join in this practice. During the days immediately before Shambhala Day, we come together to recite this chant multiple times. It is an elaborate protector offering that pacifies the karmic causes of chaos. Continue »

Dharma Talk - We Have What We Need (Westside)

February 14th

Weekly Dharma Gathering - Drop in the Westside Center on any Wednesday night. The evening features meditation instruction, a short period of meditation and refreshments. All are welcome — newcomers as well as seasoned meditators. Continue »

SMCLA Teacher Circle (Westside)

with Shastri Pamela Bothwell & Shastri Joel Wachbrit

February 17th

The SMCLA Teacher Circle is a gathering of Shambhala educators to create a community of learning. Continue »

Shambhala Training Sacred Path: DRALA (Westside)

with Shastri Pamela Bothwell

February 23rd—February 25th

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 »

Dharma Talk - Unlimited Friendliness (Westside)

February 28th

Weekly Dharma Gathering - Drop in the Westside Center on any Wednesday night. The evening features meditation instruction, a short period of meditation and refreshments. All are welcome — newcomers as well as seasoned meditators. Continue »

Dharma Talk - Deep Listening (Westside)

with Debra Dysart

March 14th

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice (Westside)

March 31st

This intimate monthly group practice session held at the time of the full moon is open to all members of Shambhala and their families, and helps us connect to the basic goodness of ourselves, society and the world. Continue »

Shambhala Training SACRED PATH: Outrageous and Inscrutable (Westside)

May 4th—May 6th

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 »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice (Westside)

May 29th

This intimate monthly group practice session held at the time of the full moon is open to all members of Shambhala and their families, and helps us connect to the basic goodness of ourselves, society and the world. Continue »