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. Exception: Heart of Recovery meets in a room at the front of the building. There are two doors facing the 23rd Ave; use the door on the left.
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.We are currently reading and discussing Living Beautifully by Pema Chodron.
Additional Practice Sessions:
Tuesdays 5:45 – 6:45 pm – Heart of Recovery. A program open to anyone who is interested in exploring how the path of meditation and the path of recovery intersect. (to see full description click Ongoing Offerings on the menu above). Heart of Recovery meets in a room at the front of the building. There are two doors facing 23rd Ave.; enter through the door on the left (there will be a sign on the door).
Thursdays 6:15 pm-7:15 pm (sitting/walking practice for those not requiring instruction)
Sundays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm (instruction available on the first Sunday of the month). One hour of sitting/walking meditation followed by one hour of book study. Newcomers are encouraged to come at 10 am on the first Sunday of the month for basic instruction.
NO SUNDAY PRACTICE on May 7th or June 4th. Weekend retreats are scheduled at that time. If you are interested in learning more about Shambhala Training, please click here: https://gainesville.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=311670.
Book Study. On the first Sunday, we are reading Training the Mind by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. On the other Sundays, our choice is The Shambhala Principle by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
Dharma Night: Amy Eberhardy and Amber Paxton have graciously offered their home for these informal evenings of good talks, good discussions and good food. Come to 6508 NW 27th PL in Gainesville and bring a dish to share. Watch this site for the date of our next gathering. Please register on the web site so we know how many people to expect.
Please visit our Ongoing Offerings and Classes and Retreats pages for details on all programs offered.
CHEERFUL Year of the FIRE BIRD!