Ongoing Offerings

Our center offers a rich array of weekly ongoing offerings free to the public. No prior meditation experience required to attend. Most programs offer meditation instruction upon request. All are welcome.

Open Public Sitting Hours

Sunday Morning Public Sitting
Sundays 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
(followed by Tea/Coffee Social)

Thursday Evening Public Sitting
Thursdays 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

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Wednesday Evening Public Sitting in Encinitas
Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. Book Discussion and Group Meditation Practice

Monthly 2nd Friday Evening Public Sitting in North Park
2nd Friday of the month 7:30 p.m. Group Meditation Practice and Social



Family Sundays

March 18th—June 17th

Activities for children will be provided on the third Sunday of each month from 10:00 – 11:00 am, offering parents the opportunity to participate in group meditation practice and the whole family to enjoy tea and refreshments afterward. Continue »

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Book Discussion

March 18th—April 15th

Join us in reading “Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior”. We will meet on Sundays at the Shambhala Center after tea (11:30am to 12:30). Continue »

Listening And Speaking From The Heart: Special Workshop With Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche And Rev. Angel Kyudo Williams

March 25th

Please join us for this special day-long workshop and panel with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Rev. angel Kyudo williams and other special guests in Pasadena. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

April 2nd—May 7th

People new to meditation as well as more experienced practitioners who wish to refresh their technique will receive instruction in a relaxed, uplifted atmosphere. Encourage your family, friends or others curious about meditation to attend. Continue »


with Shastri Manuel Medeiros

May 26th—June 1st

Designed for both newcomers and experienced students, this intensive weeklong group meditation retreat, under the guidance of a senior teacher in the Shambhala lineage, includes meditation instruction, individual interviews, daily talks and discussion. Continue »