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) WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Contentment in Everyday Life

with John Beard & Sheryl Beard

March 16th—April 13th

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) Pema Chödrön DVD Night: GROUNDLESSNESS AS A SOURCE FOR STRENGTH

with Debra Dysart

March 29th

This Weekly Dharma Gathering features recorded teachings by Pema Chödrön, a senior teacher in our lineage. The evening includes meditation instruction, a short period of meditation and refreshments. Continue »

(Westside) Confidence Beyond Concept: an Introduction to Mudra Space Awareness

with Greg Heffron

April 1st

The feeling of confidence is its own reward. But many of us are often split between feelings of confidence and feelings of anxiety. Is it possible to find confidence within anxiety? This profound mind-body meditation asks each of us to discover our own de Continue »

(Westside) Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

April 11th

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 »

(Westside) The Art of Being Human HEART OF WARRIORSHIP Level I

with Shastri Marcy Fink

April 22nd—April 23rd

This weekend retreat explores how to reawaken our eyes, hearts and minds to our own fundamental goodness and the sacredness of life. Continue »

(Westside) Shambhala Training SACRED PATH: Meek and Perky

May 5th—May 7th

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 »

(Westside) Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

May 10th

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 »

(Westside) WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Shastri Marcy Fink & Shastri Joel Wachbrit

May 13th—June 3rd

This course is open to students who have completed Fearlessness in Everyday Life (FIEL). Continue »

(Westside) Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

June 9th

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 »

(Westside) RIGDEN: Unconditional Confidence and Enlightened Leadership

June 16th—June 18th

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 »


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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