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.

Meditation in Everyday Life (MIEL) ONLINE

with Jan Snyder

June 15th—July 13th

This pandemic has givens the opportunity to explore ourselves, and our reactions to this new, changing world in which we are living. We've had to grapple with sudden change, uncertainty, and fear in our daily lives. Meditation has many proven benefits fo Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana (ONLINE)

July 7th

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 »

Death & Dying Forum (ONLINE)

with Nora Wiser

July 15th

If we knew that we would die tomorrow, are we prepared? Might addressing our fears about death, help us live a more mindful, appreciative life? Continue »

The Skillful Dragon: Lojong and Compassionate Engagement (ONLINE)

July 16th—August 27th

This last section of the four-part series explores the teachings on Lojong, Atisha's famous mind-training slogans, that invite us to utilize the difficulties and problems we encounter to deepen our path. Rather than seeing the unwanted aspects of life as Continue »

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV (ONLINE)

with Jonathan Barbieri & Jan Snyder

July 31st—August 2nd

With trust in basic goodness we can extend ourselves fully to others with kindness and gentleness. Continue »

Annual Community Meeting and Holiday Celebration

December 6th

Please plan to attend our yearly community meeting and holiday party. Continue »

Daring Greatly

with Eloise Kay

January 23rd—January 24th (2021)

How do we put the Shambhala principles of basic goodness, fearlessness, self compassion and vulnerability into practice on the spot, in our everyday lives off the cushion? How do we get behind the masks and armor we use to protect ourselves? The research Continue »