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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.

pema-chodronBeginning June 14th we will be reading and discussing The Wisdom of No Escape by Pema Chodron.  Exception:  On October 18th we will have a guest speaker, Scott Brown author of Active Peace: A Mindful Path to a Nonviolent World.

Newcomers are encouraged to come at 6:30pm for basic introduction to Shambhala and meditation.

Additional Practice 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 and RETREAT WEEKEND photos on the Community Page!

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New to Shambhala?

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

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 »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Jan Snyder & Nora Wiser

December 2nd—December 4th

Explore the meaning an experience of genuine contentment, foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. Continue »