Programs for SoCal & Southwest USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Walking the Bodhisattva Path: Finding Joy in Everyday Life (Eagle Rock)

with Sharon Owyang & Anne Saitzyk

June 15th—July 13th

This course expands the meditation experience by cultivating the noble-heart of the mahayana teachings, opening the path to the virtue and celebration of compassion. Continue »

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All Day Meditation Retreat (Westside)

June 23rd

For new and experienced practitioners alike, this all-day community meditation retreat is a rare opportunity to take a real break from our usual routines to truly relax with ourselves and refresh our sense of wellbeing, goodness, and sanity. Continue »

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Online Acharya Talk: A Year of Deepening in Compassion

June 23rd—August 4th

The Shambhala Acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year-long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage. Continue »

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'Dakini Power' Book Discussion Group

June 24th

This book offers personal reflections and life stories from 12 contemporary female Tibetan Buddhist teachers, featuring Pema Chodron, Roshi Joan Halifax, Tsultrim Allione, and Karma Lekshe Tsomo, among others. Each meeting will focus on 2 of the women. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

All Day Meditation Retreat (Orange County)

June 29th

For new and experienced practitioners alike, this all-day community meditation retreat is a rare opportunity to take a real break from our usual routines to truly relax with ourselves and refresh our sense of wellbeing, goodness, and sanity. Includes vide Continue »

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Great Eastern Sun

with Shastri Sandra Ladley

June 29th—June 30th

This is the first program in the Sacred Path series. Continue »

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Learn to Meditate

July 1st

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 »

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Gentle Yoga

with Judy Hirsh

July 2nd

The class is for both new and experienced yoga students who would like a gentle practice that stretches and challenges the body while also respecting our individual physical limitations. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Introduction to Meditation on the Westside

July 3rd

These evenings are appropriate for anyone wishing to learn the basics of mindfulness/awareness meditation or to refresh their existing meditation practice. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

'Dakini Power' Book Discussion Group

July 8th

This book offers personal reflections and life stories from 12 contemporary female Tibetan Buddhist teachers, featuring Pema Chodron, Roshi Joan Halifax, Tsultrim Allione, and Karma Lekshe Tsomo, among others. Each meeting will focus on 2 of the women. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Gentle Yoga

with Judy Hirsh

July 9th

The class is for both new and experienced yoga students who would like a gentle practice that stretches and challenges the body while also respecting our individual physical limitations. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Meditation in Everyday Life (Eagle Rock)

with Cynthia Mackay & Rhoades Rader

July 9th—July 30th

This course is open to all! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Writing & Sketching with Heart (Eagle Rock)

with Amanda Tasse

July 13th

Open to all! No prior art or meditation experience required. Continue »

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'Becoming Bodhisattvas' Book Discussion Group

July 15th

This group will be reading “Becoming Bodhisattvas” (previous printed as “No Time to Lose”) Pema Chodron’s commentary on Shantideva’s “The Way of the Bodhisattva”. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Gentle Yoga

with Judy Hirsh

July 16th

The class is for both new and experienced yoga students who would like a gentle practice that stretches and challenges the body while also respecting our individual physical limitations. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

July 16th

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

Seeing Things As They Are: Shambhala Art Part 2 (Westside)

with Anne Saitzyk & Angela Lloyd

July 20th - Date postponed or cancelled

Open to those who have completed Shambhala Art Part 1. The Shambhala Art teachings are about discovery and play and the universal nature of creativity and communication. Continue »

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Maitri Bhavana

July 21st

Maitri Bhavana is a meditation on loving kindness that is practiced for those who are seriously ill, either physically or mentally. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Family Sundays

July 21st

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 Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Kado: The Way of Flowers (Eagle Rock)

with Anjie Cho

July 27th—July 28th

No previous kado or ikebana experience required. Open to all! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Introduction to Meditation in Eagle Rock

August 1st

These evenings are appropriate for anyone wishing to learn the basics of mindfulness/awareness meditation or to refresh their existing meditation practice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Weekend Retreat I (Westside)

August 3rd—August 4th

This meditation retreat explores how to reawaken our hearts and minds to our own fundamental goodness and the sacredness of life. OPEN TO ALL! Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Learn to Meditate

August 5th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Introduction to Meditation on the Westside

August 7th

These evenings are appropriate for anyone wishing to learn the basics of mindfulness/awareness meditation or to refresh their existing meditation practice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Letting Go: The Buddhist Approach to Death and Dying

with Acharya Emily Bower

August 10th—August 11th

This special weekend program will present practices and teachings based on Tibetan Buddhist views on dying, death, and rebirth. Continue »

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Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

August 15th

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

Discovering the Potency of the Heart: an Intro to Karuna Training

August 17th—August 18th

Karuna is the Sanskrit word meaning compassion, and Karuna Training is a compassion and meditation-based program that teaches how to work with intense emotions, improve communication, and genuinely connect with others. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

'Becoming Bodhisattvas' Book Discussion Group

August 19th

This group will be reading “Becoming Bodhisattvas” (previous printed as “No Time to Lose”) Pema Chodron’s commentary on Shantideva’s “The Way of the Bodhisattva”. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Finding Sanity: A Course in Buddhist Teachings for Chaotic Times (Eagle Rock)

with Shastri Joel Wachbrit & Debra Dysart

August 20th—September 10th

In these times of great anxiety and confusion, many people are questioning how we relate to ourselves and the world. What is the nature of our minds and our relationship to the world? Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Online Acharya Talk: A Year of Deepening in Compassion

August 25th—September 1st

The Shambhala Acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year-long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

All Day Meditation Retreat (Eagle Rock)

August 31st

For new and experienced practitioners alike, this all-day community meditation retreat is a rare opportunity to take a real break from our usual routines to truly relax with ourselves and refresh our sense of wellbeing, goodness, and sanity. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Weekend Retreat I (Eagle Rock)

September 7th—September 8th

This meditation retreat explores how to reawaken our hearts and minds to our own fundamental goodness and the sacredness of life. OPEN TO ALL! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Fearlessness in Everyday Life (Westside)

September 7th—September 28th

This class is open to students who have completed Joy in Everyday Life (JIEL). Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Qigong: Level 3 (Eagle Rock)

with Kate Summers

September 14th—September 15th

Qigong Level 3 will introduce you to many new forms and practices from the Xiantianwujimen and Yiquan lineages. Take this rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique lineages which have not previously been fully transmitted in the West. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

September 14th

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

WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Wisdom in Everyday Life (Westside)

with Shastri Marcia Fink

October 26th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Discovering our Innate Intrinsic Health: An Intro to Contemplative Psycholology

October 26th—October 27th

Karuna is the Sanskrit word meaning compassion, and Karuna Training is a compassion and meditation-based program that teaches how to work with intense emotions, improve communication, and genuinely connect with others. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

All Day Meditation Retreat (Eagle Rock)

November 2nd

For new and experienced practitioners alike, this all-day community meditation retreat is a rare opportunity to take a real break from our usual routines to truly relax with ourselves and refresh our sense of wellbeing, goodness, and sanity. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

November 12th

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

RIGDEN: Unconditional Confidence and Enlightened Leadership (Eagle Rock)

with Acharya Emily Bower

November 16th—November 17th

This culmination of the Way of Shambhala I series explores the principle of enlightened leadership as symbolized by the Rigden, the gentle, compassionate, fearless, and wise ruler of Shambhala. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Winter Meditation Retreat: A Shambhala Weekthün (Eagle Rock)

December 26th—January 1st (2020)

This retreat is an intensive, week-long meditation program for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. Join us for the whole week or sign up for a day or two. Continue »