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).

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice (Westside)

July 27th

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 »

Young Meditator’s Shambhala Art Workshop (Westside)

with Elaine Welinder, Joshua Northcutt, Alex Lippman

July 28th

This workshop is for people in their 20s and 30s to explore how meditation relates to creating. Shambhala Art’s purpose is to discover the source of creativity and the product we call Art, from the viewpoint of a meditative discipline. Continue »

Fearless Photography (Westside)

with Darryl Burnham

August 11th

In the strength, energy, and power realized in reflecting upon our state of being, we find moments of incredible appreciation for who and what we are. What if we bring a camera into those moments and fearlessly record what is happening? Continue »

All Day Meditation Retreat (Westside)

August 19th

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. Includes vide Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice (Westside)

August 26th

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 »

Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training Weekend Retreat I (Westside)

October 13th—October 14th

An exploration of meditation as a way to discover our inherent gentleness, fearlessness and confidence. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice (Westside)

October 23rd

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 »

Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training Weekend Retreat I (Westside)

January 12th (2019)

An exploration of meditation as a way to discover our inherent gentleness, fearlessness and confidence. Continue »

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Weekend Retreat II (Westside)

February 9th—February 10th (2019)

Open to those who have taken Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training Weekend Retreat I. Continue »