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Our program with Shastri Gayle Van Gils in August, 2014.

Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.


Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.

 

LOCATION: 1899 NE 23rd Ave, Gainesville FL 32609.  Turn at the 23rd Ave. driveway to UF East Campus, but do not drive through the campus gate.  Instead park in the grass on the east side of our building.  Enter the building on the south side.  Go through the gate to the backyard to find our entrance.

PRACTICE: We meet every Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm for meditation, followed by book discussion and social time. Newcomers are encouraged to come at 6:30pm for basic introduction to Shambhala and meditation.

Additional Sessions:

Thursdays 6:15pm-7:15pm (for those not requiring instruction)

First Sundays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm (instruction available)

Please visit our Ongoing Offerings and Classes and Retreats pages as we have several new programs offered.

See our OPEN HOUSE photos on the Community Page!

1899 NE 23rd Ave.

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Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

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Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

Featured Programs

First Sunday Meditation Practice

May 1st

Sitting/walking practice followed by book reading/discussion. Continue »

Basic Goodness 3

with Will Ryken & Paula Bickford

May 6th—May 21st

The third and final course of the Basic Goodness Series asks the question, "What is real?" and explores various approaches to it. How do we know what is real? How might we begin to ask this question in a way that is meaningful for our everyday lives? In Continue »

Shambhala Training: Level 1 The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

June 17th—June 19th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Shambhala Training: Level II Birth of the Warrior

with Travis May

September 16th—September 18th

Having experienced in Level 1 a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic Continue »

Shambhala Training: Level III Warrior in the World

with Richard White

November 11th—November 13th

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »