Ongoing Offerings

Gainesville Shambhala offers a rich array of weekly ongoing offerings free to the public. No prior meditation experience required to attend. Most programs offer meditation instruction upon request. All are welcome.

OPEN SITTING

Every Tuesday from 7 pm to 9 pm. Join us for an hour of meditation practice followed by an hour of book study and discussion.  Beginners are encouraged and welcome to come at 6:30pm for instruction.

Every Thursday from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  Join us for an evening of body awareness movement followed by meditation.  Everyone  — including newcomers — welcome. We will offer a number of different yoga practices to explore embodied well-being, including gentle movement, breathing exercises and sitting meditation as well as opportunity to share and learn from each others’ practice and experience. Loose, comfortable clothing is recommended.  Bring a yoga mat if you have a yoga mat. Suggested Love Offering $10.00.  Note:  The program will begin at 6:30, but you are welcome to join us even if you are running late.

Every Sunday from 10:30am to 12:30pm.  Join us for meditation and book discussion.  Lunch and social time follow.  Beginners are encouraged and welcome to come for instruction at 10 am.

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DHARMA NIGHT

About once a month,  we come together for “Dharma Night” which includes video talks by senior teachers, discussion and refreshments following (please bring goodie and/or drink to share).  We are currently looking for a host for this event.


HEART OF RECOVERY
Every Tuesday 5:45-6:45 pm.   Enter at the front of the building (the side closest to 23rd Avenue).
Heart of Recovery is open to anyone who is interested in exploring how the path of meditation and the path of recovery intersect.
All are welcome who are working with recovery from addiction to substances and behaviors as well as those whose lives have been impacted by addictive and compulsive behaviors.
No meditation experience is necessary.  Newcomers will learn basic meditation techniques to enhance their own recovery program.  Experienced meditators will deepen their current practice while adding support to the group. The meeting format includes meditation, readings/or topic and group discussion bringing together Shambhala Buddhist meditation practice with the Twelve Steps.
The meeting is open to:
• Buddhist practitioners from any tradition
• 12 Step practitioners from any program
• Individuals interested in exploring the relationship of meditation to recovery from addiction, addictive and   compulsive behaviors
For more information you may contact:
Lynne Rigney Barolet 352-377-7084 or email: info.gainesvilleshambhala@gmail.com

QUEER & TRANS DHARMA

Friday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Queer & Trans Dharma. You are welcome to join us in this true community of acceptance, as we support each other’s journeys to full embodiment. There will be meditation, followed by book study (The Way of Tenderness: Awakening through Race, Sexuality and Gender by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel) and discussion.  Newcomers, please plan to arrive at 6:45 pm.

For more information you may contact: Amber Paxton:  paxton.amberl@gmail.com or 352-514-6303.

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Find how to get to our Shambhala Centre here.