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

Introduction to Meditation on the Westside

July 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 - July Pema Chodron DVD Night (Westside)

July 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 »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice (Westside)

July 16th

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 »

Seeing Things As They Are: Shambhala Art Part 2 (Westside)

with Anne Saitzyk & Angela Lloyd

July 20th - Date postponed or cancelled

Open to those who have completed Shambhala Art Part 1. The Shambhala Art teachings are about discovery and play and the universal nature of creativity and communication. Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Weekend Retreat I (Westside)

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 »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice (Westside)

August 15th

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 »

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 »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice (Westside)

September 14th

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: Wisdom in Everyday Life (Westside)

with Shastri Marcia Fink

October 26th

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

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice (Westside)

November 12th

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 »


Weekly Meditation Programs at Westside Center


2nd and 4th MONDAYS: Young Meditators Group (7.30 – 9pm) 


 TUESDAYS: Yoga (7:30 – 9pm)


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


 SUNDAYS: Open Meditation Sitting, 9am – 12:30pm

 

Monthly Meditation Programs


Some Saturdays: Contemplative Creativity Lab (usually 11am – 1pm).  See www.meetup.com/Shambhala-Arts for location, time and details.


Full moon of each month: Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

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