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

The Lost Art of Good Conversation: Working with Ourselves (Westside)

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

October 21st

Watch Sakyong Mipham as he teaches from his book live from the Denver retreat with material focused on forging a stronger relationship with our friends, family and fellow citizens by developing the relationship we have with ourselves. Continue »

SMCLA Teaching Circle (Westside)

with Shastri Marcy Fink & Shastri Joel Wachbrit

October 22nd

A kickoff event for the SMCLA Teaching Circle, a gathering of Shambhala educators to create a community of learning. Continue »

Dharma Talk - What Happens If I Don't Hold On? (Westside)

October 25th

Weekly Dharma Gathering - Drop in the Westside Center on any Wednesday night. The evening features meditation instruction, a short period of meditation and refreshments. All are welcome — newcomers as well as seasoned meditators. Continue »

RIGDEN: Unconditional Confidence and Enlightened Leadership (Westside)

with Acharya Susan Skjei

October 27th—October 29th

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 »

(Westside) Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

November 4th

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 »

Happier at Work: A Public Talk and Book Signing (Westside)

with Shastri Gayle Van Gils

November 8th

Join us as we explore with Shastri Gayle Van Gils how the practices of mindfulness and love can help transform the workplace from a place of unhappiness and fear to a source of fulfillment and success. Continue »

Happier At Work: A Program to Energize Your Life (Westside)

with Shastri Gayle Van Gils

November 11th

Are you stressed and overwhelmed by work, and looking to change that? Learn to transform your workplace from a place of frustration and stress into a source of creativity and joy. Continue »

(Westside) Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

December 3rd

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 »

GREAT EASTERN SUN: Shambhala Training Sacred Path (Westside)

with Greg Lubkin

December 9th—December 10th

This weekend program teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists. It is also an introduction to membership in Shambhala - a living context for building a sane society. Continue »

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Holiday Hootenanny (Westside)

with Angela Lloyd & Frances Smith

December 9th

Exploring creativity from the open heart/mind space of meditation. Continue »

Dharma Talk - Fearlessness in a Scary World (Westside)

with Greg Heffron

December 20th

Weekly Dharma Gathering - Drop in the Westside Center on any Wednesday night. The evening features meditation instruction, a short period of meditation and refreshments. All are welcome — newcomers as well as seasoned meditators. Continue »

Shambhala Art Intensive: All Five Parts (Westside)

with Steve Saitzyk & Anne Saitzyk

January 3rd—January 7th (2018)

Shambhala Art’s purpose is to explore the creative process and the product we call art from the viewpoint of a meditative discipline. The Shambhala Art teachings are based on the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa. Continue »

Shambhala Art Teacher Training for Parts 1-3 (Westside)

with Shastri Sandra Ladley & Steve Saitzyk

January 9th—January 12th (2018)

The Shambhala Art Program is an exciting and challenging program to teach. This Teacher Training offers the opportunity to be authorized as an Assistant Teacher or a Teacher of Parts 1-3. 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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