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.

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Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Shastri Will Ryken & Paula Bickford

June 8th—June 9th

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 »

Year of Compassion: The Four Limitless Ones

July 11th—August 15th

The Four Limitless Ones, is the first course of the four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. This 6-week course includes Tonglen instruction and an audio talk by Acharya Pema Chodron, recorded talks by Shambhala Acharyas, readings and Continue »

Sacred Path Series: Drala

with Shastri Gayle Van Gils

July 27th—July 28th

Drala introduces students to the sacred energy and power that exists when we open our hearts and step beyond aggression. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life (JIEL)

September 9th—October 7th

Explore compassion, joyous discipline, and healthy energy. Buddhist teachings on aspiring and loving action are presented. Continue »

Is Enlightened Society Possible?

with Dr. Shanté Smalls

November 1st—November 2nd

Shambhala is committed to manifesting as an enlightened society. What does that mean for the individual? for a community? for our role in the world at large? How do we find basic goodness in a political climate of misogyny, racism, homophobia? Come and Continue »

Sacred Path Series: Meek & Perky

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

November 15th

Training in the four dignities, Meek, Perky, Outrageous & Inscrutable, we mature as warriors, widening our sphere of benevolent engagement in the world with humility, nobility, vision, upliftedness, and delight. Continue »