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.

LOCATION: 900 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville FL 32601 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 →

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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

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 »

Basic Goodness 2

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan & Richard White

March 11th—March 13th (2016)

This second course in the Basic Goodness series explores our relationship with others, our aspirations to help our world and specific aspects of social transformation. The course focuses on four aspects of society: relations with family, our professional Continue »