What we're about

This group is for anyone in their 20s and 30s who is interested in learning and experiencing the benefits of meditation and socializing other like-minded individuals.

Join us on the Eastside on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month, or on the Westside on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month, for 30 minutes of meditation followed by various activities such as short readings, guest teachers, and formal/informal conversations over tea and snacks. Most evenings you can expect anywhere from 10 to 30 young meditators.

This is an opportunity to be social and connect with a community of fellow meditators, and share in our experience as young people trying to live more sanely while still taking in all that our city has to offer. Our events are usually free and open to all, at any level of experience. Meditation instruction is available upon request.

NOTE THAT OUR GROUP HAS LOTS OF REGULARS WHO DO NOT SIGN UP THROUGH MEETUP. OUR MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY AVERAGING 20-30+ ATTENDEES REGARDLESS OF RSVP'S THROUGH THIS SITE.

CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE FOR MORE INFO (http://la.shambhala.org/ongoing-offerings/young-meditators-group)

“In mindfulness one is not only restful and happy, but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

"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

Upcoming events (5+)

Bi-monthly Meetup on the East Side (Eagle Rock)

Shambhala Meditation Center - Eagle Rock

Join us for our bi-monthly meet up on the Eastside in Eagle Rock. We meet every 1st and 3rd Fridays. The gathering includes 30 minutes of meditation practice followed by group discussion and socializing. We also do different activities that change week to week which include yoga, art making and other forms of expression. Meditation instructions will be given to those who are new to meditation or need a refresher. “In mindfulness, one is not only restful and happy but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.” NOTE: OUR GATHERINGS HAVE 30+ ATTENDEES ON A WEEKLY BASIS. MOST DO NOT RSVP VIA MEETUP. “Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.” ― Thích Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

Bi-monthly Meetup on the West Side (Mar Vista)

Shambhala Meditation Center - Mar Vista

Join us for our bi-monthly meet up on the westside in Mar Vista. We meet every 2nd and 4th Monday. The gathering includes 30 minutes of meditation practice followed by group discussion and socializing. We also do different activities that change week to week which include yoga, art making and other forms of expression. Meditation instructions will be given to those who are new to meditation or need a refresher. “In mindfulness one is not only restful and happy, but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.” NOTE: OUR GATHERINGS HAVE 20+ ATTENDEES ON A WEEKLY BASIS. MOST DO NOT RSVP VIA MEETUP. “Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

Bi-monthly Meetup on the East Side (Eagle Rock)

Shambhala Meditation Center - Eagle Rock

Join us for our bi-monthly meet up on the Eastside in Eagle Rock. We meet every 1st and 3rd Fridays. The gathering includes 30 minutes of meditation practice followed by group discussion and socializing. We also do different activities that change week to week which include yoga, art making and other forms of expression. Meditation instructions will be given to those who are new to meditation or need a refresher. “In mindfulness, one is not only restful and happy but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.” NOTE: OUR GATHERINGS HAVE 30+ ATTENDEES ON A WEEKLY BASIS. MOST DO NOT RSVP VIA MEETUP. “Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.” ― Thích Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

Bi-monthly Meetup on the West Side (Mar Vista)

Shambhala Meditation Center - Mar Vista

Join us for our bi-monthly meet up on the westside in Mar Vista. We meet every 2nd and 4th Monday. The gathering includes 30 minutes of meditation practice followed by group discussion and socializing. We also do different activities that change week to week which include yoga, art making and other forms of expression. Meditation instructions will be given to those who are new to meditation or need a refresher. “In mindfulness one is not only restful and happy, but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.” NOTE: OUR GATHERINGS HAVE 20+ ATTENDEES ON A WEEKLY BASIS. MOST DO NOT RSVP VIA MEETUP. “Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

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Bi-monthly Meetup on the East Side (Eagle Rock)

Shambhala Meditation Center - Eagle Rock

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