Programs for SoCal & Southwest USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

A Personal Exploration of Buddhist Psychology [Online]

with Melissa Moore

August 31st—October 3rd

In this course, we explore the Wheel of Life, a classic Buddhist portrait of both Samsara and Nirvana (or confusion and enlightenment) from the perspective of human psychology. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Book Discussion: Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With, by Gaylon Ferguson

with Martha Heinz

September 7th—September 28th

Join us any Tuesday via zoom to share the reading and discussion.  Suitable for both beginners and seasoned practitioners as a source of inspiration and insight.  Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Families & Children Fall Semester [In Person]

September 11th—December 11th

One Saturday afternoon a month “Present Parenting” and several children’s groups will meet to experience “Family Groups, Fall Semester, 2021”. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Wednesday Mindfulness Meditation (via Zoom)

with Judy Hirsh & Emma Bunnell

September 15th—December 29th

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

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Thursday: Meditation & Contemplation (via Zoom)

with Jodi Li & Judith Schnack

September 16th—January 1st (2022)

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Mahamudra: Origins, Universality, and Practices [Online]

with Jay Lippman

September 18th

The workshop will include guided practice, and an opportunity for Shambhala Vajrayana students to discuss and reflect on the state of their own practice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Before I Die: Talking About Death [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

Sunday Morning Meditation [Online]

September 19th

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

One Day Meditation Retreat - NYINTHUN & HARVEST OF PEACE CELEBRATION [in-person & Zoom

with Steve Bernath

September 19th

A one day meditation retreat, Harvest of Peace Celebration! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Shambhala Sunday Gathering - A Global Celebration of Harvest of Peace [Shambhala Online]

September 19th

You are warmly invited to join The Touching the Earth Collective on this special day for a lhasang and other vibrant offerings. 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

Wednesday Evening Meditation - [Online]

September 22nd

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]

September 26th

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

SUNDAY TEA: Social Gathering on Zoom

with Sarah Smith

September 26th—October 3rd

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Wednesday Evening Meditation - [Online]

September 29th

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

Sadhana of Mahamudra: Monthly Community Practice [Online]

with Darryl Burnham

October 6th—December 4th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Shambhala Training Sacred Path: Golden Key [Online]

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

October 9th—October 11th

This three-day retreat is the culmination of the Sacred Path programs. Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Sacred Path: Outrageous and Inscrutable Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Moving Presence: Contemplative Movement Practice [Online]

with Helena Pellisé

October 9th

Contemplative Movement practice integrates meditation, dance improvisation and Shambhala Art to synchronize body & mind, connect with our inherent creativity and manifest our authentic presence. 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

Creativity Lab: Contemplative Photography [Online]

with Darryl Burnham

November 13th

Coming to our senses, with a camera in hand, we can express a connection to our ordinary life with a photograph. Stopping in stillness we are inspired to capture something found in a moment that we appreciate. 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 »