Maybe your New Year’s Resolution is to slow down. Be more present. To start a meditation practice. If so, you’ll find resources and sites all around the area – perfect places to do mindfulness meditation in Los Angeles.
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360 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA and
12323 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA
It’s been said that “it takes 21 days to break or make a habit.” With that in mind, DEN offers new clients the opportunity to begin your meditation practice with their special offer of 21 days of unlimited classes and a free workshop. They describe meditation as a “work out for your brain. It’s like exercise but less sweat.” The DEN offers a large number of classes and workshops, as well as serving as a place where “you can make new friends, work on your own personal projects, read a book from our library or just relax and decompress before or after your meditation class.”
12401 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 101, Santa Monica, CA 90025 and
8500 Melrose Ave. Suite 201, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Unplug Meditation is described as “the world’s first drop-in, secular meditation studio.” They have been in business since 2014 and offer a wide range of classes, both for those new to meditation and for those deep in a meditation practice. Unplug Meditation’s founder, Suze Yalof Schwartz, got the idea for her business when she herself went looking for “the Drybar of Meditation. Where you can walk in feeling icky and walk out feeling great.” You’ll find a variety of classes as well as a special offer for new students.
Eagle Rock Meditation Center
963 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041 and
Westside Meditation Center
3877A Grand View Blvd., Mar Vista, CA 90066
Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles is a “part of Shambhala, a global social movement to bring kindness, insight, meditation, and sacredness into society with mindfulness, awareness and compassion.” A variety of meditation classes and workshops are offered whether you are just beginning your practice or wish to refresh your practice. Check the website for a list of upcoming events and classes.
CC Mediation is taught by Caroline Cagle. She offers a free introductory talk about Vedic Meditation, and if you’re then interested in more, she offers a 4 day (consecutive days) course, 90 minutes each day which includes a 20 minute meditation each day. Check the website for a list of upcoming events as well as contact information.
1845 S. Bundy Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90025
The Siddha Yoga Mediation Center “welcomes people of all faiths and cultures, teaching that divinity lies within each human being.” They offer chanting and meditating sessions a few times a week as well as a “newcomer orientation” once a week.
17190 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Lake Shrine is part of Self-Realization Fellowship. Here you’ll find a lakeside Meditation Garden with shrines and waterfalls as well as a hilltop Temple which is the site of weekly services and meditations. If you’re looking for a quiet place to practice your meditation, then the Lake Shrine is such a place. It is open and free to all who visit. Guided meditations are also offered. Click here to read their Meditation Guidelines.
1430 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404 and
9940 Westwanda Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 and
4300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029 and
2841 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803
InsightLA is a “non-profit meditation center teaching the highest quality mindfulness practices.” They offer both Buddhist teachings and secular mindfulness training. They believe that “Mindfulness and Meditation are ways of getting to know yourself better and learning to take responsibility for what you find, so that you can learn how to be a happier, more fulfilled person.” They offer a variety of Mindfulness classes and programs. Check the website for details for the location most convenient to you.
Multiple locations around Los Angeles
“MARC’s mission is to foster mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research to promote well-being and a more compassionate society.” The Center offers classes and workshops teaching the skills of mindfulness. Classes are offered in-person as well as online and also include a weekly podcast, free guided meditations, and free local drop-in meditations. Check the website for a list of events and their locations.
11156 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA and
555 W. 5th St. 35th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Peak Brain Institute describes mindfulness as “paying attention, in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment and noticing judgments and criticisms.” Mindfulness Meditation classes are offered as group classes or on a one-to-one basis. Peak Brain Institute offers Mindfulness Meditation classes on select days at each location. Classes vary in length from 60-90 minutes based on the teacher and the format.
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