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

February 5th

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

Community Circle: Celebrating Broken, a DIY Kintsugi Workshop (Westside)

with Alex Lippman

February 8th

Kintsugi, or "golden joinery" in English, is the art of restoring life to broken objects with gold-infused lacquer. In this Community Circle, we will learn an at-home version of this traditional art form using things you can buy at your local craft store. Continue »

All Day Meditation Retreat (Westside)

with Julie Larsen

February 9th

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 »

White Awake Study Group (Westside)

February 16th

The Los Angeles Shambhala White Awake Study Group is a group for anyone who identifies as white who wants to learn more about the realities of racism and the unintended impacts of white privilege so that they can consciously contribute to racial justice r Continue »

Shambhala Training Sacred Path: WINDHORSE (Westside)

with Gregory Lubkin

February 22nd—February 23rd

This Sacred Path program is an introduction to meditation practices that help the practitioner develop and "ride" internal energy or "windhorse." Continue »

Introduction to Meditation on the Westside

March 4th

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

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

with Cynthia Mackay

March 7th—March 8th

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 »

Qigong Levels 1 & 2 (Westside)

with Kate Summers

March 14th—March 15th

Qigong is a centuries-old art that integrates movement, breath and intention. Don't miss this opportunity to train in one ancient, one modern lineage that have rarely been transmitted in the West. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation on the Westside

April 1st

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

Shambhala Training SACRED PATH: Meek and Perky (Westside)

May 30th—May 31st

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 »

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 »