Westside Meditation Center (Mar Vista)

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

Phone: 310-390-9009

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: If attending our Open Sitting on Sundays, The Sunday Farmer’s Market cuts off access to Grand View from Venice Boulevard. Instead, please come from the south via Washington Place.

Weekly Meditation Schedule

Sun.Open Sitting Meditation 9am – Noon
MonYoung Meditators Group 7:30 – 9 pm, 2nd & 4th Mon.
Tue: Yoga: 7:30 – 9 pm
Wed:  Weekly Dharma Gathering  (Talk & Guided Meditation) 7:30 – 9:30pm
Sat: Creativity Lab*: 11 am – 1 pm, *2nd Sat. alternating between centers

 See also our monthly calendar for special programs and events

Join our meetup group here

 

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Reviews

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 (Yelp review)

In a bustling metropolis, which can often feel overwhelming to the mind and body, the Westside Shambhala Meditation Center is a wonderful oasis of peace and goodness. Not only does the center offer excellent, free meditation instruction (donations accepted) on a regular basis, it also hold talks, classes, programs and events

– Lawrence (Yelp Review)

I found Shambhala after reading Pema Chodron’s “When Things Fall Apart”. Her primary teacher was Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala. Everything about the Shambhala Westside Center, from the open-sit meditations on Sunday mornings to the Dharma talks on Wednesday nights to the many courses they offer on artwork, flower arranging, yoga and Buddhist thought are imbued with Trungpa Rinpoche’s compassionate and inspirational teachings.

Every Sunday that I’m able to meditate here is a gift to myself and those in my life. There may be other places to meditate and learn, but Shambhala embodies one of the fundamental sets of Tibetan Buddhist teachings brought to the West. I highly recommend attending any of the events,

– Chuck (Yelp Review)


Meditation Events at the Westside Center

Introduction to Meditation on the Westside

May 6th

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

Dharma Talk - May Pema Chodron DVD Night (Westside)

May 13th

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 »

Qigong Levels 1 & 2 (Westside)

with Kate Summers

May 16th—May 17th - Date postponed or cancelled

Postponed. 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 »

Dharma Talk - June Pema Chodron DVD Night (Westside)

June 10th

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 »