Walking Meditation 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.

NOTE: LOCATION: 900 NW 8th Avenue, Suite A, Gainesville FL. Please park in lots just west of building, or in lot across the street, next to concrete wall. 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.

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



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 →

Katie Baingbridge

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


with Brooke Pohl

September 19th—September 20th

Brooke Pohl has been teaching ikebana for over 20 years now, for many years with the Chicago Shambhala flower enthusiasts. She studies in Cincinnati with a master of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, the same school the Vidyadhara explored with Stella Coe w Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan & Stephen Perme

October 23rd—October 25th

Students will receive essential instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into wisdom as they arise. The master warrior is no longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, but with tremendous forward vision and strength, playfully inclu Continue »

Basic Goodness

with Shastri Gayle Van Gils & Gerard Van Gils

January 23rd—January 24th (2016)

Course 1: Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human - This course asks the question, “Who am I?” and explores the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddha-nature, and the confidence Continue »