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

Buddhism 101: An Overview of Mahayana Buddhism (Westside)

with Debra Dysart, Shastri Marcia Fink, Gregory Lubkin, Carolyn Sykes

April 7th—May 19th

What is Buddhism all about? This class series will explore some of the essential teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, including on Bodhicitta, Compassion, the 6 Paramitas, Lojong, and Emptiness. Continue »

Buddhism 101 ~ The Transcendent Virtues: 6 Paramitas (Westside)

with Debra Dysart & Jenny Hannah

April 28th

Open to all! This class can be taken as a standalone session. Meditation instruction will be given. Continue »

Free Speech, Hate Speech, Right Speech - Communication in the Age of Social Media: A Conversation with Ven. Ashin Issariya (Westside)

May 1st

A conversation with Venerable Ashin Issariya on what the Buddhist principles of Right Speech can teach us about how we can work with our minds, speech, and actions to promote compassionate, courageous dialogue around difficult subjects and conflict. Continue »

Buddhism 101 ~ Lojong: Buddhist 'Mind Training' (Westside)

with Shastri Marcia Fink & Jenny Hannah

May 5th

Open to all! This class can be taken as a standalone session. Meditation instruction will be given. Continue »

Dharma Talk - May Pema Chodron DVD Night (Westside)

May 8th

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)

May 18th

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 »

Introduction to Meditation on the Westside

June 5th

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: Write Where You Are (Westside)

with Debra Dysart & Alicia Vogl Saenz

June 8th

Open to all. No previous meditation or writing experience required. Continue »

Dharma Talk - June Pema Chodron DVD Night (Westside)

June 12th

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)

June 17th

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 »

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 »

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

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 »

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 »

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 »


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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