Programs for SoCal & Southwest USA Region

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

White Tara Practice (via Zoom)

with Shastri Ruth Wallen

August 9th—October 25th

White Tara 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

Book Discussion Wherever You Go There You Are, Author Jon Kabat-Zinn

with Martha Heinz

August 11th—December 29th

A book discussion group for everyone interested in mindfulness meditation. It is good for both new and experienced practitioners. Reclaim the richness of each moment through this exploration into mindfulness practice. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Wednesday Mindfulness Meditation (via Zoom)

with Judy Hirsh & Emma Bunnell

August 26th—December 30th

Mindfulness Meditation Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Online Acharya Talks: Foundations for Freedom, Course III: Second Noble Truth, Part II

September 6th—November 2nd

Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana Course III - The Second Noble Truth: The Origins of Suffering, Part II - The Wheel of Life, Karma and the Twelve Nidanas Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Introduction to Meditation: How to Do it—and Keep Doing It [Online]

with Robert Lehmann

September 24th—October 8th

This exploration of meditation practice is open to all, both new and experienced meditators alike. Newcomers are especially welcome. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Book Discussion: My Grandmother's Hands

September 28th—December 28th

In this groundbreaking book, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Training the Mind in Compassionate Engagement: The Practice of Lojong [Online]

with Shastri Marilyn Moore & John MacAdams

September 29th—November 5th

The practice of Lojong—“mind-training” in Tibetan—invites us to use the challenges we encounter every day to awaken our hearts. Rather than seeing unwanted aspects of life as obstacles, they can be viewed as the raw material necessary for awakening genuin Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Wednesday Evening Meditation - [Online]

September 30th

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

Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center

Wisdom In Everyday Life ONLINE

with Shastri Kim Kelso & Muffie Noble-Power

October 1st—October 29th

This course looks at the qualities of a master warrior whose vastness of mind and kindness are fully manifested in the world. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Thursday: Meditation & Contemplation (via Zoom)

October 1st—December 31st

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

Kalapa Ikebana (Outdoors)

with Donna West

October 3rd—December 5th

The basic purpose of ikebana is opening to and expressing the sacredness, natural harmony and order of the world. By arranging branches, flowers, greenery, container and water, we can express this connection beautifully and simply ... Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Making Art and Washing Your Socks Are the Same: A Conversation with Marcia Wang Shibata [Online]

October 3rd

This special Contemplative Creativity Lab features guest teacher Kado/Ikebana Master Marcia Wang Shibata. All are welcome! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Sunday Morning Meditation [Online]

October 4th

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles will hold public meditation online on Zoom on Sunday mornings. Please feel free to join us online at whatever time suits you and stay as long as you wish. Continue »

Tucson Shambhala Meditation Center

Pema Chödrön Book Study Group: When Things Fall Apart

with Cheryl Purvis

October 6th—January 5th (2021)

Join us for a 7-part book study and discussion group on Pema Chodron's book When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Wednesday Evening Meditation - [Online]

October 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

Shambhala Training Sacred Path: Meek and Perky [Online]

with Carolyn Sykes & Robert Lehmann

October 10th—October 25th

The four dignities are introduced as both path and process, which describe a warrior's maturing and widening sphere of benevolent engagement in the world. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Sunday Morning Meditation [Online]

October 11th

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles will hold public meditation online on Zoom on Sunday mornings. 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]

October 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

Meditation Community Practice: Sadhana of Mahamuda - [Online]

with Darryl Burnham

October 16th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Before I Die: The Labor of Dying [Online]

October 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]

October 18th

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles will hold public meditation online on Zoom on Sunday mornings. 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]

October 18th

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

Ashe Society [Online]

with Shastri Marcia Henry-Fink

October 18th

Shastri Marcy Fink will lead a meeting of the Ashe Society for eligible participants. Prerequisite: Warrior Assembly Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Wednesday Evening Meditation - [Online]

October 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]

October 25th

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles will hold public meditation online on Zoom on Sunday mornings. 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]

October 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

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World [Online]

with Debra Dysart

November 7th—November 21st

As Warriors in the World, we develop bravery to step outside the self-created cocoons of habitual patterns and fear. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Way Of Shambhala: Fearlessness in Everyday Life [Online]

with Shastri Joel Wachbrit & Jenny Hannah

November 10th—December 8th

This course will present practical tools for acknowledging and understanding fear, and explore the Shambhala view that skillfully working with fear can actually serve as a stepping stone for personal transformation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Contemplative Creativity Lab: What is Kado? with Marcia Wang Shibata [Online]

November 14th

Join us for this special C.Lab with guest teacher Marcia Wang Shibata. All are welcome? Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

White Awake Study Group [Online]

November 15th

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

Meditation Community Practice: Sadhana of Mahamuda - [Online]

with Darryl Burnham

November 15th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Shambhala Training Sacred Path: Outrageous and Inscrutable [Online]

December 12th—January 10th (2021)

The final two Dignities of Shambhala refer to the extraordinary skill of a practiced warrior who is no longer afraid of making mistakes. These dignities present an unconventional and visionary perspective to benefit all beings. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Meditation Community Practice: Sadhana of Mahamuda - [Online]

with Darryl Burnham

December 14th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

White Awake Study Group [Online]

December 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

Silence and Celebration: A New Years Eve Retreat and Party [Online]

with Shastri Marilyn Moore

December 31st

If you aspire to meditate more this year—or to learn how to meditate—it's not too late! Everyone is welcome to join this mini-retreat as we transition from the old to the new. Come for the entire evening or for any part of it. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Way of Shambhala: Wisdom in Everyday Life [Online]

with Shastri Marcia Henry-Fink & Shastri Marilyn Moore

January 12th—February 9th (2021)

Open to graduates of Fearlessness in Everyday Life (FIEL). Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

White Awake Study Group [Online]

January 17th (2021)

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 »