Programs for SoCal & Southwest USA Region

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

SUNDAY TEA: Social Gathering on Zoom

with Sarah Smith

November 15th—July 25th

Sunday tea is a social time for community members and newcomers to come and spend some time together on Zoom. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Sunday Morning Sitting on Zoom

with Sarah Smith

February 21st—August 1st

This meditation is 20 minutes of sitting shamatha, followed by 10 minutes walking meditation and 20 more minutes of sitting shamatha. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Book Discussion:  Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change

with Martha Heinz

April 6th—June 15th

All are welcome to join this wonderful time discussing this incredible book by Pema Chodron, one of Shambhala's own. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Matiri Bhavana (Offer 2nd Sunday of Month)

with Shastri Ruth Wallen

April 11th—August 8th

The Maitri Bhavana is a regularly scheduled mahayana practice for the seriously ill. All are welcome. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

White Tara Practice (via Zoom)

with Shastri Ruth Wallen & Kathryn Sturch

April 18th—July 25th

White Tara (Second Sunday of Monday is Maitri Bhavana) is a compassion practice involving visualization and mantra recitation that helps to soothe the suffering of beings and promote health and long life. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Tonglen - The Meditation Practice of offering Relief from Suffering

with Jill Giraud, Tashi Sertso, Carolynn Larson-garcia

April 19th—July 19th

A Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice of giving and receiving, exchanging self for other. This is offered on 1 & 3rd Mondays of the month. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Thursday: Meditation & Contemplation (via Zoom)

with Jodi Li & Judith Schnack

April 22nd—July 29th

This evening is open to both new and experienced meditators. There will be an opportunity to receive meditation instruction and follow along in contemplative exercises. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana (via Zoom)

with Steve Bernath

April 26th—July 23rd

This hour long practice of chanting and meditation is simple and quite powerful in its direct approach to basic goodness. The Sakyong composed this practice to deepen our personal and social connection with basic goodness. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Sadhana of Mahamudra: Monthly Community Practice [Online]

with Darryl Burnham

May 11th—December 4th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is both a practice and a teaching on overcoming obstacles and degraded spiritual practices. Open to all! Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Wednesday Mindfulness Meditation (via Zoom)

with Judy Hirsh & Emma Bunnell

May 26th—July 28th

Mindfulness Meditation - Open to new and experienced practitioners. Continue »

Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center

Open Sky (Shambhala Training Level V) ONLINE

with Jonathan Barbieri

June 12th—June 26th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Racism/Anti-oppression and Dharma Reading Group

with Shastri Ruth Wallen

June 14th—August 9th

Love and Rage: the Path of Liberation Through Anger by Lama Rod Owens Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Wednesday Evening Meditation - [Online]

June 16th

Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Before I Die: The Three Regrets with Tenzin Kiyosaki [Online]

June 19th

Interfaith Chaplain and Author Tenzin Kiyosaki will lead us in a discussion about three common regrets in dying from her book, The Three Regrets. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Sunday Morning Meditation [Online]

June 20th

All are welcome! Group meditation instruction is given at 9 am. Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

White Awake Study Group [Online]

June 20th

The LA Shambhala White Awake Study Group is a group for anyone who identifies as white who wants to learn more about the realities of racism and the unintended impacts of white privilege so that they can consciously contribute to racial justice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Wednesday Evening Meditation - [Online]

June 23rd

Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

One Day Meditation Retreat - NYINTHUN (on Zoom)

with Steve Bernath

June 26th

A one day meditation retreat. An opportunity to "practice like your hair's on fire!" Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Sunday Morning Meditation [Online]

June 27th

All are welcome! Group meditation instruction is given at 9 am. Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Midsummer Day Picnic

June 27th

All are welcome to this celebration. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Wednesday Evening Meditation - [Online]

June 30th

Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Sunday Morning Meditation [Online]

July 4th

All are welcome! Group meditation instruction is given at 9 am. Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Wednesday Evening Meditation - [Online]

July 7th

Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Contemplative Creativity Lab - The Summer of Love Returns (Online)

with Joshua Northcutt

July 10th

In Meditation, the connection to the breath connects us to the present moment. Each time we make a mark we connect with the moment of now. In this Contemplative Mark Making Lab, we will practice sitting meditation followed by by experiential exercises. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Sunday Morning Meditation [Online]

July 11th

All are welcome! Group meditation instruction is given at 9 am. Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Wednesday Evening Meditation - [Online]

July 14th

Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Before I Die: Monthly Discussion [Online]

July 17th

Each month we explore our relationship to various aspects of death and dying through discussions of specific topics presented by guest speakers. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Sunday Morning Meditation [Online]

July 18th

All are welcome! Group meditation instruction is given at 9 am. Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Wednesday Evening Meditation - [Online]

July 21st

Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Sunday Morning Meditation [Online]

July 25th

All are welcome! Group meditation instruction is given at 9 am. Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Wednesday Evening Meditation - [Online]

July 28th

Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Traveling Light: In and Out the Lines of a Poem (Online)

with Angela Lloyd

August 14th

This month's Creativity Lab features an exploration of poetry led by Angela Lloyd. All are welcome! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Before I Die: Monthly Discussion [Online]

August 21st

Each month we explore our relationship to various aspects of death and dying through discussions of specific topics presented by guest speakers. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Write Where You Are: Contemplative Writing Practice (Online)

with Debra Dysart

September 11th

A Contemplative Creativity Lab writing workshop. All are welcome! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Before I Die: Monthly Discussion [Online]

September 18th

Each month we explore our relationship to various aspects of death and dying through discussions of specific topics presented by guest speakers. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

White Awake Study Group [Online]

September 19th

The LA Shambhala White Awake Study Group is a group for anyone who identifies as white who wants to learn more about the realities of racism and the unintended impacts of white privilege so that they can consciously contribute to racial justice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Before I Die: Monthly Discussion [Online]

October 16th

Each month we explore our relationship to various aspects of death and dying through discussions of specific topics presented by guest speakers. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

White Awake Study Group [Online]

October 17th

The LA Shambhala White Awake Study Group is a group for anyone who identifies as white who wants to learn more about the realities of racism and the unintended impacts of white privilege so that they can consciously contribute to racial justice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Before I Die: Monthly Discussion [Online]

November 20th

Each month we explore our relationship to various aspects of death and dying through discussions of specific topics presented by guest speakers. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

White Awake Study Group [Online]

November 21st

The LA Shambhala White Awake Study Group is a group for anyone who identifies as white who wants to learn more about the realities of racism and the unintended impacts of white privilege so that they can consciously contribute to racial justice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Before I Die: Monthly Discussion [Online]

December 18th

Each month we explore our relationship to various aspects of death and dying through discussions of specific topics presented by guest speakers. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

White Awake Study Group [Online]

December 19th

The LA Shambhala White Awake Study Group is a group for anyone who identifies as white who wants to learn more about the realities of racism and the unintended impacts of white privilege so that they can consciously contribute to racial justice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

White Awake Study Group [Online]

January 16th (2022)

The LA Shambhala White Awake Study Group is a group for anyone who identifies as white who wants to learn more about the realities of racism and the unintended impacts of white privilege so that they can consciously contribute to racial justice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

White Awake Study Group [Online]

February 20th (2022)

The LA Shambhala White Awake Study Group is a group for anyone who identifies as white who wants to learn more about the realities of racism and the unintended impacts of white privilege so that they can consciously contribute to racial justice. Continue »