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).

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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: 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 »