Programs


The GSMG offers a free weekly public meditation session and talks based on Buddhist and Shambhala teachings. (Newcomers welcome!) We meet every Tuesday from 7:00p.m.-9 p.m. (newcomers please come at 6:30 p.m. for instructions) for meditation, discussion and refreshments at our location:  1899 NE 23rd Ave, GainesvilleFL.

Picture above is from the “Level IV” class that was held the weekend of January 20-21, 2018.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

January 6th—February 17th

Often described as a gentle “boot camp” for mindfulness training, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-class series, focusing on building strength and flexibility within life’s changes and transitions. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Jean McCullough

January 25th

Please join us for a morning, afternoon, or all-day session. Each half-day session will offer a systematic introduction to the practice of meditation, both sitting and walking. There will be an opportunity to learn, practice and discuss your experience wi Continue »

Community Potluck

January 26th

Save the date -- let's just get together to enjoy each other's company! Continue »

Bystander Intervention Training

with Lucas Demonte

February 8th

“If you see something, say something,” is at the heart of Bystander Intervention. This program will develop the understanding that everyone can contribute to the prevention of violence. This training will provide tangible intervention strategies in a safe Continue »

White Awareness Study Group

with Jan Snyder

February 9th

In White Awareness work, white people work together in a nonthreatening environment to become aware of deeply ingrained, often unconscious racist attitudes and then embark on a program of behavioral change. Continue »

Who Am I? (Basic Goodness I)

with Shastri Bill Brauer & Ella Reznikova

February 15th—February 16th

This course asks the question, "Who am I?" and explores the sense of self.  It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddha-nature, and the confidence of warriorship. Continue »

Shambhala Day

February 25th

Join us for the New Year of the iron mouse which is the first symbol in the Asian astrological cycle, and is therefore associated with newness and beginnings. The official Shambhala Day program will be on Monday, February 24 at: 10:00 a.m. Paci Continue »

Sacred Path: Outrageous & Inscrutable

with Shastri Will Ryken

February 29th—March 1st

The dignities of outrageous and inscrutable describe how the warrior's skill develops as the cocoon completely falls away. No longer afraid of making mistakes, the unconventional and visionary perspective of outrageous (the garuda) combines with the skill Continue »

Milarepa Day

March 7th

Join us for a day of chanting the beautiful Rain of Wisdom text. Continue »

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III

April 25th—April 26th

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »