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 Theravadan Buddhism (Westside)

with Gregory Lubkin, Claude Zachary, Sharon Owyang

January 27th—March 24th

What is Buddhism all about? This class series will explore the origins of Buddhism with an introduction to the life of the Buddha and some of the essential teachings of Theravadan Buddhism, including on the Four Noble Truths, karma, the Buddhist psycholog Continue »

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Weekend Retreat II (Westside)

with Sharon Owyang & Cynthia Mackay

February 16th—February 17th

Open to those who have taken Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training Weekend Retreat I. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice (Westside)

February 19th

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 »

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 »

Coming to Our Senses: Shambhala Art Part I (Westside)

April 13th

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 about discovery and play and the universal nature of creativity and communication. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice (Westside)

April 20th

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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 »

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


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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