Shambhala Los Angeles - Westside

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles has two centers in EAGLE ROCK and in Mar-Vista, WESTSIDE). We offer meditation classes and weekend retreats in the Shambhala teachings. These courses and weekend retreats are open to people from any religious background or no religious background. They are grounded in basic human wisdom and are relevant to anyone interested in living a more sane, genuine, fearless, and joyous life. The path begins and continues with meditation. We also offer weekly public sitting sessions, dharma talks, and community support. - See more at:

SMCLA on the Westside

Ongoing Offerings on the Westside

Sundays: We sit from 9:00am to 12:00pm, and from 3:00-5:00 pm. Group discussion and/or contemplation period is from 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. There will be opportunities to discuss what comes up in our meditation practice, ask questions of trained Meditation Instructors, and to connect with other members of the Westside Community. Sitting practice includes short periods of walking meditation.

Second Saturday of the Month from 11am – 1pm: Creativity Lab: exploring creative processes that arises from meditative space. We are a group of art and meditation practitioners and teachers who want to play with the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and to share it with others. To let go of concepts about “Art” and collaborate. Not primarily to make stuff, but to engage each other and develop a ground of mutual trust born of curiosity, willingness to be a fool, and trust in the process of coming back to the present moment. To see where it goes. Please join us!

Wednesdays: Kitchen Sink Dharma: Mixing Meditation with Everyday Life happens every Wednesday at 7:30 pm for a $10 suggested donation. Kitchen Sink Dharma is a weekly talk and discussion about the relationship of meditation to everyday life. Includes meditation instruction and refreshments. All are welcome; newcomers as well as seasoned practitioners. Click here for schedule.

Mondays: Sitting In – A Meditation and Discussion Group for the Twenty-Something Sangha, is an opportunity for those in their late teens to early thirties to get together for meditation and socializing. Meeting every Monday Night at 7:30, the evening will be open and relaxed, and will include a period of meditation (with instruction for those who are new), a contemplation/reading/talk/or discussion, and then time to socialize. This night is always free and open to all, at any level of experience. Click here to learn more.

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Our address is:

3877A Grand View Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90066


The center is situated behind 3871 Grandview, next to the Neighborhood Youth Association. Parking is accessible by the driveway along the side of the building with additional parking available on the street and at the school lot next door.

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. Here is a link to the neighborhood.

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