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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 7 pm to 9 pm 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 The Lost Art of Good Conversation by Sakyong Mipham.

Exception:  On May 1st, we will practice the Shambhala Sadhana instead of book study.

               

Additional Practice Sessions:   

Because of weekend retreat programs, Sunday practice on  April 22 and May 6th will be held in the front shrine room.  Please use the entrance closest to NE 23rd St.

Tuesdays 5:45 – 6:45 pmHeart of Recovery.  A program open to anyone who is interested in exploring how the pa1899 NE 23rd Ave.th 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 who have receive meditation instruction from a Shambhala Guide, MI or teacher). 

Sundays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  One hour of sitting/walking meditation followed by one hour of book study.  Newcomers are encouraged to come at 10 am for basic instruction.  Because of weekend retreat programs, Sunday practice on  April 22 and May 6th will be held in the front shrine room.  Please use the entrance closest to NE 23rd St.

Sunday Book Study.  We are reading 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 or beverage to share. Please RSVP to Amber if you are planning to attend:  paxton.amberl@gmail.com.  Next date is April 27th at 7:00 p.m.

Please visit our Ongoing Offerings and Classes and Retreats pages for details on all 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 →

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

Dharma Night

April 27th

Join us for social time and a video teaching Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana

with Nora Wiser

May 1st

Please join our full moon gathering for this beautiful practice composed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on the basic goodness of self, others, and society. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life (FIEL)

May 4th—May 6th

To understand fearlessness, one must know fear. Explore the practice of transforming fear. Buddhist teachings exploring ultimate reality are introduced. Continue »

Birth of a Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

May 25th—May 27th

Having experienced 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 goodness. Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life

July 6th—July 8th

Playfulness, ordinary magic, and innate wisdom: enjoy this introduction to the vajrayana Buddhist teachings. Continue »