Sitting Down While Locked Up – Meditation in L.A. County Jails (Eagle Rock)

Sitting Down While Locked Up – Meditation in L.A. County Jails (Eagle Rock)

Sitting Down While Locked Up – Meditation in L.A. County Jails (Eagle Rock)

with Kate Summers & John MacAdams April 21, 2018

Sat April 21st: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


  • $15.00 Program Price
  • $20.00 Patron Price

(323) 255-5472‬


963 Colorado Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA , 90041

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Southern California’s Social Action Group presents Kate Summers and John MacAdams in a talk about their work as Buddhist chaplains/meditation instructors in the LA Country Sheriff’s Department Jail System.  They will talk about their important outreach work for Shambhala Los Angeles.  


Kate Summers has been a Shambhalian since 2010. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she worked for the LA County Department of Mental Health. For the past 10 years, she has volunteered inside the LA County jails on behalf of the ACLU and, since 2012, as a Buddhist chaplain.  She is also a qigong instructor authorized by notable qigong teacher Eva Wong.


John MacAdams has been a student and practitioner of Shambhala Buddhism since 1982 and teaches Mindfulness Awareness Meditation.   In 2013, John began as a volunteer in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. Men’s Central Jail (MCJ), where he provides individual and group mindfulness meditation instruction and support to inmates from a variety of religious faiths. In 2015 he gratefully accepted the position of Senior Buddhist Chaplain for MCJ.  John worked 25 years in the film business and, as a life long musician, spent a decade touring with his wife and good friends in CRAICMORE, a Celtic music group.

Shambhala – A Global Community

Shambhala Meditation Center of Southern California has centers in Eagle Rock, Mar Vista and Orange County. It is part of Shambhala International, a global community with thousands of members and friends worldwide as well as online communities. Its more than 200 Shambhala centers are in towns and in rural settings in over 50 different countries.