Intro to Meditation & Learn to Meditate Class - "Making Friends With Yourself"

About This Event

Meditation is a way to make the mind more stable and clear. From this point of view, meditation is not purely a Buddhist practice; it’s a practice that anyone can do. It doesn’t tie in with a particular spiritual tradition. If we want to undo confusion, we’re going to have to be responsible for learning what our own mind is and how it works, no matter what beliefs we hold. For those new to Shambhala or meditation, join us at this new free intro class offered monthly at our Westside Center in Los Angeles

Meditation: Making Friends With Yourself is a two-hour introduction to basic “peaceful abiding” meditation practice in the Shambhala tradition to cultivate more stability, clarity, and strength of mind. 

It includes a half-hour of group instruction by a highly qualified teacher, two sessions of sitting and walking meditation practice, and a half-hour of group discussion.

In Shambhala, we practice meditation to experience basic goodness, have confidence in basic goodness, and allow basic goodness to manifest in our lives. 

Basic goodness is not an emotional high or a temporary relief from stress. It is not a concept, invention or anything that can be owned or copyrighted by anyone. It cannot be acquired or developed, achieved or mastered. It can only be discovered and experienced.

Basic goodness is the fundamentally pure and unconditionally awake nature of all human beings. It is what has enabled humanity to survive and thrive and is the basis of all the greatest human civilizations.

Our sense of basic goodness is often obscured by clouds of doubt and confusion. Much of our activity is driven by distrust in ourselves, others, and life in general. By practicing meditation we can cut through those clouds to directly experience our basic goodnessand thereby greatly increase our appreciation of ourselves, others, and our whole world. 

While there is no charge for this meditation class, registration is requested to help us plan, and a donation to help pay for the costs would be gratefully accepted.

Learn more about meditation here >


Westside Shambhala Meditation Center in Mar Vista, LA

3877A Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

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”.

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