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All of So. Cal. Shambhala Centers are closed until further notice to help halt the spread of the Corona virus. But our community continues! Sunday sitting so far, is now online. Take good care. la.shambhala.org/programs - look for Sunday Sittings or Sunday Morning Meditation

Welcome to the Shambhala Meditation Center in Eagle Rock! We are a community of meditators based in the Eagle Rock/Pasadena/Highland Park area. Our center is located at the corner of Colorado Blvd and Figueroa Ave. just off the 134 FWY. We gather throughout the week to practice meditation, offer instruction to beginners, discuss and contemplate the practice, and celebrate as a community the natural awake sanity within us.

Please take a look at our ongoing calendar for upcoming meetups.

WHAT IS MEDITATION?

Meditation is a practice that anyone can do. It is based on the radical idea that the natural state of the mind is not scattered, nervous, and confused, but rather calm, creative, and clear. Practicing regularly provides a way to settle into this natural state more often. At the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles, we begin by training in shamatha or mindfulness meditation. This foundational technique allows you to tune into the present moment, at home, at work, or wherever you go in your day to day life.

"We have to know what we mean by meditation at all. Sometimes we use the word to mean emptying out or letting go. Sometimes we mean relaxation. However, the point of meditation practice is actually to rediscover our hidden neurosis and our hidden sanity at the same time." ― Chögyam Trungpa

ABOUT OUR CENTER

Shambhala Meditation Center is a non-profit global organization with an open door policy. All are welcome to come and go as you wish. Meditation instruction is provided free of charge by our trained meditation instructors. Please visit us during our Public Sitting hours (Weds evenings, Friday mornings and Sunday mornings). See our website for more info! http://la.shambhala.org
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Established in 1971, the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles is part of a global community of meditation and retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

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Wednesday Evening Meditation (ONLINE)

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Join us for our weekly Wednesday evening sitting practice!

Our community meets on Zoom each Wednesday evening to practice mindfulness sitting meditation, walking meditation, and engage in a mindful community discussion.

This is a free offering open to the public - ALL ARE WELCOME.

The last thirty minutes include an “Introduction Circle” that provides an opportunity to get to know other meditators and also to ask questions to a meditation instructor.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER ON OUR WEBSITE TO GET THE ZOOM LINK ----- https://la.shambhala.org/monthly-calendar/

------- OPEN MEDITATION WEEKLY SCHEDULE
SUNDAYS: 9 am – 11:45 am
WEDNESDAYS: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

FIND A SESSION AND REGISTER HERE: https://la.shambhala.org/monthly-calendar/

"Meditation is not a matter of trying to achieve ecstasy, spiritual bliss, or tranquility, nor is it attempting to become a better person. It is simply the creation of a space in which we are able to expose and undo our neurotic games, our self-deceptions, our hidden fears and hopes. We provide space through the simple discipline of doing nothing."

― Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Sunday Morning Online Mindfulness Meditation

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While our centers are closed, we're offering our Sunday morning meditation online.

Please choose a session and register here: https://la.shambhala.org/monthly-calendar/

The schedule will be a little different from our usual in person sessions. We'll give meditation instruction in the beginning, so if you're new, please join us at 9:00 a.m. All Welcome!

Donation by paypal.me/ShambhalaLosAngeles

Meditation is a practice that anyone can do. It is based on the radical idea that the natural state of the mind is not scattered, nervous, and confused, but rather calm, creative, and clear. Practicing regularly provides a way to settle into this natural state more often. At the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles, we begin by training in shamatha or mindfulness meditation. This foundational technique allows you to tune into the present moment, at home, at work, or wherever you go in your day to day life.

Wednesday Evening Meditation (ONLINE)

Needs a location

Join us for our weekly Wednesday evening sitting practice!

Our community meets on Zoom each Wednesday evening to practice mindfulness sitting meditation, walking meditation, and engage in a mindful community discussion.

This is a free offering open to the public - ALL ARE WELCOME.

The last thirty minutes include an “Introduction Circle” that provides an opportunity to get to know other meditators and also to ask questions to a meditation instructor.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER ON OUR WEBSITE TO GET THE ZOOM LINK ----- https://la.shambhala.org/monthly-calendar/

------- OPEN MEDITATION WEEKLY SCHEDULE
SUNDAYS: 9 am – 11:45 am
WEDNESDAYS: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

FIND A SESSION AND REGISTER HERE: https://la.shambhala.org/monthly-calendar/

"Meditation is not a matter of trying to achieve ecstasy, spiritual bliss, or tranquility, nor is it attempting to become a better person. It is simply the creation of a space in which we are able to expose and undo our neurotic games, our self-deceptions, our hidden fears and hopes. We provide space through the simple discipline of doing nothing."

― Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Threads of Aspiration

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Register at la.shambhala.org to receive the Zoom link.

Linking meditation with creative process allows us to make discoveries about ourselves and our world. In this lab we will begin with contemplating an aspiration to share, following without judgement what arises. Fully in our senses, we let play evolve with word, mark, stitch, or image using simple mixed media on paper or cloth. The resulting visual expression becomes a gift from the journey.
Join us! All levels welcome. No experience necessary.
Supply List: Gather up any supplies you like…pens, brushes, paint, needles, thread, yarn, cloth, paper, string, wire, tape, scissors, glue, etc

About Linda Miller
With a varied background in fine arts and textiles, I have embraced the fiber art medium. My work can be found in international exhibitions, private and public collections. In 2005 I developed The Bhavana Project, an ongoing community work based on Tibetan prayer flags. I guide flag making and creative process workshops. As a certified teacher specializing in adaptive yoga, I have lead classes for over 30 years.
With gratitude I acknowledge the encouragement and guidance of my teachers. www.lindaamiller.com

Photography by Karly Santiago

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