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.


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



About once a month,  we come together for “Dharma Movie Night” which includes a film, discussion and refreshments (please bring goodie and/or drink to share).  Check the home page for updates.

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: [email protected]


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/discussion.  Newcomers, please plan to arrive at 6:45 pm.

For more information you may contact: Amber Paxton:  [email protected] or 352-514-6303.



Wednesday  6:00-7:30 pm –   Explore bringing awareness within using gentle yoga stretches that unite the mind, body and breath.  Learn to relax tight muscles and release tension. Please bring a yoga mat. Everyone  — including newcomers — welcome. This class meets in the meditation hall at the front of the building — enter through the door facing 23rd Ave Teacher is Kim Heiss.  Fee is $10.

Find how to get to our Shambhala Centre here.