Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles Sit-a-thon
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I took a class called “Dharma Art” back in 1995 or ’96… it was taught for the first time at Art Center College of Design that summer, by Steve Saitzyk, around the time I started teaching painting at Art Center.  I took the class again, this time at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles located at West Third Street near the original Farmer’s Market on Fairfax.  And then I started to attend other classes there… retreats, open meditation sessions, visiting teacher lectures, Shambhala Training Levels and celebrations.  Before long, Shambhala and Shambhala Art was a very big and important part of my life.

The emphasis on the practice of meditation and how making friends with the experience of my mind and heart would become a stabilizing factor for my life. The parallel path of Dharma Art, now called Shambhala Art, has been a way that I’ve become confident in the innate wakefulness and brilliance of everything since its emphasis is on the direct experience of the world through the senses meditation in action. The Shambhala teachings also emphasize community and kindness.

Our Shambhala L.A. family has expanded into several cities and I want to support this community that has brought me so much. This is why I've signed up for the Sit-aThon on the 22nd!

If this community sounds like something good, please consider a donation in support.

And Thank you so much!!!  



Anne Anderson Saitzyk

Art Center College of Design

Director, Contemplative Arts SMCLA


Shambhala is a global community of people inspired by the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature, our innate wisdom, can be developed so that it benefits our own lives and helps meet the many challenges facing the world.

Shambhala welcomes people from all walks of life, faiths, and backgrounds. They come together to practice meditation, gather, and celebrate in order to develop a global culture that cultivates dignity and sanity in an increasingly chaotic and stressful world.

Shambhala is a not-for-profit organization funded by donations from its members and supporters, and by program fees. This year, Shambhala Los Angeles has two top priorities:  First, there is an overwhelming need for new larger space in Orange County to accommodate the ever growing demand for programs there. Our current one-room temporary location is bursting at the seams! The local sangha is incredibly energized and dedicated to growing our presence in a part of the city that has a brilliant potential to embrace mindfulness.

Our next priority is to further strengthen our core infrastructure. Specifically, we are seeking to offer more support for members who assume critical leadership roles in the form of small stipends that will help us attract and keep passionate and inspiring leadership. 

On Sunday, January 22nd, Shambhala Los Angeles is hosting a Sitting for Society; think of it like a walk-a-thon, but with meditation. Community members will gather at our center in Eagle Rock to meditate together for a full day. Your donation means so much to help make this special community possible, please consider supporting. Thank you! 


If you are unable to donate online, please click here for the offline donation form.


  • Anonymous (about 4 months ago)

    Love you, Anne Saitzyk!

  • FRED (about 4 months ago)

    Can't be there, but I support you!

  • Julia (about 4 months ago)

    way to open that can of awesomesauce

  • ABBE (about 4 months ago)

    Go girl!

  • Linda (about 4 months ago)

    You have brought joy and creativity into my life!

  • Steven (about 4 months ago)

    You go girl!

  • GiGi (about 4 months ago)


  • Judith (about 4 months ago)

    sit away dear Anne!

  • Lynn (about 4 months ago)


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  • Tyler (about 4 months ago)

    Go. Artsy. Lady.

  • Stuart (about 4 months ago)

    Good luck!

  • Beth (about 4 months ago)

    Love to all

  • AMANDA (about 4 months ago)

    Love you!

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What: Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles Sit-a-thon
When: Sunday January 22, 2017 at 09:00 AM

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