Our community is diverse, capable, and heartfelt. Our members and friends include dedicated senior teachers who have walked the Shambhala Buddhist path for many years, and enthusiastic newcomers who are just discovering our teachings on realizing basic goodness and building enlightened society.


Who we are:
Jan Snyder is our Group Coordinator for the Gainesville Shambhala sangha. A clinical psychologist in private practice for over 30 years, Jan has been actively engaged in the Shambhala community since 2007. She is authorized as a Shambhala Guide and has been certified to teach several Shambhala classes. Jan lives on 3 1/2 acres in SW Gainesville with her husband, several standard poodles…and 19 chickens.  She enjoys kayaking, biking, swimming, and hiking (most any activity in nature!). Jan
Sangha gatherings:

Dharma Night: June 9, 2017


Level I with Rachel Faro: June 2-4, 2017

Level V with Shastri Ferrigan: May 5-7, 2017

Shambhala Day Celebration: March 5, 2017


Shambhala Training – Level IV: February 11-12 with Paula Bickford



Open House – February 5, 2017


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Mala Workshop – February 4, 2017 with Toni Miller

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Shambhala Training – Level III: November 11-13, 2016 with Richard White

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An evening with Peace Activist and Author Scott Brown:  October 18: 2016


Shambhala Training – Level II: September 17-18, 2016 with Travis May


Shambhala Training – Level I: June 17-19, 2016 with Shastri Brett Ferrigan


Pottery Outing:  June 5, 2016




Basic Goodness 3:  May, 2016 (Teachers: Will Ryken and Paula Bickford)

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Open House:  April 16th, 2016

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Moving weekend.  Feb 26th – 28th, 2016

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Basic Goodness I – Who Am I?   January, 2016 with Shasti Gayle & G Van Gils


Talk by Paula Bickford from the St. Petersburg Shambhala centre, November 29, 2015, on unconventional protection in the face of fear.

Paula Bickford talk

Paula Bickford talk

Paula Bickford talk


Dharma Night on November 13, 2015

Dharma Night

Ikebana Class with Brooke Pohl September 19-20, 2015

Brooke Pohl Ikebana Sept 19-20, 2015


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Wisdom in Everyday Life October 23-25, 2015


Dharma Night October 9, 2015

Dharma Night