Shambhala Los Angeles - Westside Meditation Center

About This Center

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles has three centers in the LA area,  Eagle Rock Center which is the main center, Mar Vista, (Westside Center) and in Costa Mesa (Orange County Center).

We offer meditation classes and weekend retreats in the Shambhala teachings. These meditation 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: (contact info blocked)



Both the Weekly Dharma Gathering and Open Meditation Sitting Hours provide free meditation instruction and an ongoing support for a regular sitting practice.

We welcome anyone new to meditation to check out these ongoing introductory classes & programs.

OPEN MEDITATION SITTINGS: Sundays, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Connect with other meditators and sit and meditate in a group setting. Sitting practice includes short periods of walking meditation and chairs are available for those who cannot sit on a cushion. 

FREE MEDITATION INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE! If new to meditation or Shambhala, and want to get meditation instruction. Please arrive earlier in the session to meet with a meditation instructor. 

WEEKLY DHARMA GATHERING (guided meditation, talk and discussion). Every Wednesday at 7:30 - 9 pm


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! (contact info blocked)

YOUNG MEDITATORS GROUP –  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. 

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3877A Grand View Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90066

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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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