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.

Sacred Path: Outrageous & Inscrutable (ONLINE)

with Shastri Will Ryken

April 4th—April 5th

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 »

Death Cafe

April 16th

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 »

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III (ONLINE)

with Jan Snyder

April 24th—April 25th

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 »

Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhichitta (ONLINE)

May 14th—June 18th

The power of the Mahayana comes from its clarity regarding the true nature of reality. This clarity is described as penetrating insight (prajna), that sees that the world is actually different from what we habitually think it is. The bodhisattva sees that Continue »