Westside Meditation Center

Westside Shambhala Meditation Center in Mar Vista, LA

Address: 3877A Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066  |  View Google Map

Phone: 310-390-9009

See also our meetup group: meetup.com/Shambhala-Meditation-MarVista


 

DIRECTIONS: The Westside Center is situated behind 3871 Grandview. The entrance is through the alley between “Under the Sea” and “GreenCoast Hydroponics”, which is directly across the street from “STOCK Building Supply”.

PLEASE NOTE: On Sunday’s a Farmer’s Market cuts off access to Grand View from Venice Boulevard, so please come from the south via Washington Place.

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A great place to learn to meditate and a very warm and friendly Community.  I have been coming here since the Westside Shambhala space first opened and have steadily become more active as it has grown.Very thankful for this Community and space and invite everyone to come down and join us.  Beginners are welcome!

– Jason (more Yelp reviews)

 


Special Meditation Programs at Westside Center

(Westside) The Myth of Freedom — Special Summer Video Series by Pema Chödron

July 12th—September 27th

This Summer, our Weekly Dharma Gatherings in Mar Vista will feature special video talks by Pema Chödron on "The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation," by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. They will be presented on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Continue »

Meditation: Making Friends With Yourself (Westside)

August 26th

Meditation: Making Friends With Yourself is a two-hour introduction to basic “peaceful abiding” meditation practice in the Shambhala tradition to cultivate more stability, clarity, and strength of mind. Continue »

All Day Community Meditation Retreat (Westside)

August 27th

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 »

Talk - Does Helping Others Really Help Me? (Westside)

August 30th

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 »

(Westside) Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

September 7th

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 »

The Wisdom of Emotions - An Introductory Public Class (Westside)

September 14th—October 5th

Often in life we feel that our emotions are obstacles to relaxation and openness. Meditation teaches that every state of mind provides an opportunity to wake up to our innate wisdom and sanity, transforming confusion into wisdom. Continue »

Talk - Creating a Good Human Society (Westside)

with Sharon Owyang

September 20th

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 »

Meditation: Making Friends With Yourself (Westside)

September 30th

Meditation: Making Friends With Yourself is a two-hour introduction to basic “peaceful abiding” meditation practice in the Shambhala tradition to cultivate more stability, clarity, and strength of mind. Continue »

(Westside) Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

October 6th

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 »

WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Contentment in Everyday Life (Westside)

October 26th—November 30th

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) RIGDEN: Unconditional Confidence and Enlightened Leadership

with Acharya Susan Skjei

October 27th—October 29th

This culmination of the Way of Shambhala I series explores the principle of enlightened leadership as symbolized by the Rigden, the gentle, compassionate, fearless, and wise ruler of Shambhala. Continue »

(Westside) Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

November 4th

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 Art Intensive: All Five Parts (Westside)

with Steve Saitzyk & Anne Saitzyk

January 3rd—January 7th (2018)

Shambhala Art’s purpose is to explore the creative process and the product we call art from the viewpoint of a meditative discipline. The Shambhala Art teachings are based on the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa. Continue »

Shambhala Art Teacher Training for Parts 1-3 (Westside)

with Shastri Sandra Ladley & Steve Saitzyk

January 9th—January 12th (2018)

The Shambhala Art Program is an exciting and challenging program to teach. This Teacher Training offers the opportunity to be authorized as an Assistant Teacher or a Teacher of Parts 1-3. Continue »


Weekly Meditation Programs at Westside Center


MONDAYS: Young Meditators Group (7.30 – 9pm) 


 TUESDAYS: Yoga (7:30 – 9pm), Heart of Recovery Meditation Group  (7:30 – 9pm, Gesar Room at Westside Center). 


 WEDNESDAYS: Weekly Dharma Gathering  (7:30 – 9pm) 


 SUNDAYS: Open Meditation Sitting, (9am – noon and 3pm – 5pm)  No sitting on the afternoon of March 16th.

 

Monthly Meditation Programs


Second Saturday of the month: Creativity Lab (11am – 1pm)


 Full moon of each month, Sundays: Sadhana of Mahamudra (11am to 12pm)

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