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).

Introductory Meditation Retreat - Shambhala Training Weekend I (Westside)

with Shastri Marcia Fink

August 3rd—August 4th

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 »

Introduction to Meditation on the Westside

August 7th

These evenings are appropriate for anyone wishing to learn the basics of mindfulness/awareness meditation or to refresh their existing meditation practice. Continue »

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Calligraphy is a Celebration of Nowness (Westside)

with Anne Saitzyk

August 10th

Open to all! No art or meditation experience is required. Continue »

Dharma Talk - August Pema Chodron DVD Night (Westside)

August 14th

All are encouraged to attend, regardless of meditation experience or if new to meditation. These evenings feature a short period of meditation with instruction, often from Pema within the context of her talk; discussion and light refreshments. Continue »

Discovering the Potency of the Heart: an Intro to Karuna Training (Westside)

August 17th—August 18th

Karuna is the Sanskrit word meaning compassion, and Karuna Training is a compassion and meditation-based program that teaches how to work with intense emotions, improve communication, and genuinely connect with others. Continue »

WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Fearlessness in Everyday Life (Westside)

September 7th—September 28th

This class is open to students who have completed Joy in Everyday Life (JIEL). Continue »

Dharma Talk - September Pema Chodron DVD Night (Westside)

September 11th

All are encouraged to attend, regardless of meditation experience or if new to meditation. These evenings feature a short period of meditation with instruction, often from Pema within the context of her talk; discussion and light refreshments. Continue »

WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Wisdom in Everyday Life (Westside)

with Shastri Marcia Fink

October 26th

Open to graduates of Fearlessness in Everyday Life (FIEL). Continue »