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

Practicing The Lost Art of Good Conversation -- A Weekly Dharma Gathering (Westside)

April 4th—September 26th

Join us every Wednesday for food, conversation, and meditation as we read from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's book "The Lost Art of Good Conversation". Continue »

Qigong Levels 1 & 2 Practice and Review (Westside)

with Kate Summers

May 27th

Anyone who has completed the Qigong 1&2 weekend program is warmly invited to practice and review all the forms you learned in Qigong 1&2. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice (Westside)

May 29th

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 »

Public Talk: The Wish Fulfilling Jewel - Money and Sanity (Westside)

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

May 30th

Join us for this special talk where we will explore how the Shambhala teachings can offer us both an understanding of the true meaning of wealth in our lives, and a sane, skillful, and confident way to relate with money. Continue »

Summer Hootenanny (Westside)

with Angela Lloyd & Frances Smith

June 9th

“Hootenanny” which is a Scottish word meaning "celebration" or "party". Nowadays the word most commonly refers to a gathering of folks at which any and all are welcome to make an offering of a song, story, poetry, in front of an audience. Continue »

Coordinator Training: The Path of Service (Westside)

June 16th

Coordinating the Way of Shambhala programs is the practice of sharing your own open-heartedness with those who are just starting on the path, while helping the teachers and assistant directors to create a gentle and enriching environment for all participa Continue »

Umdze Training (Westside)

with Sheryl Beard & John Beard

June 23rd

This training is open to anyone with a regular meditation practice who wishes to learn more about Shambhala chants, shrine room symbolism and protocol, and other aspects of leading group meditation practice. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice (Westside)

June 29th

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 »

All Day Meditation Retreat (with video teaching from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche)(Westside)

July 8th

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. Includes vide Continue »

Living a Meaningful Life: A Workshop on the Four Reminders (Westside)

with Sharon Owyang

July 12th—August 2nd

In the Buddhist teachings, The Four Reminders, or the Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to the Dharma, provide the perfect antidote to a life unexamined. Using teachings, meditation, contemplation and experiential exercises, this class will help us wake up Continue »

Mudra Space Awareness (Westside)

with Greg Heffron

July 14th

Mudra Space Awareness is a method of mind/body training that draws inspiration from Trungpa Rinpoche's early education in Tibetan monastic dance. The exercises combine intense physical training with focused sensory awareness. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice (Westside)

July 27th

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 »

Young Meditator’s Shambhala Art Retreat (Westside)

with Elaine Welinder, Joshua Northcutt, Alex Lippman

July 28th

This retreat is for people in their 20s and 30s to explore how meditation relates to creating. Shambhala Art’s purpose is to discover the source of creativity and the product we call Art, from the viewpoint of a meditative discipline. Continue »

Fearless Photography (Westside)

with Darryl Burnham

August 11th

In the strength, energy, and power realized in reflecting upon our state of being, we find moments of incredible appreciation for who and what we are. What if we bring a camera into those moments and fearlessly record what is happening? Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice (Westside)

August 26th

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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