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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Gentle Yoga

with Kim Heiss

August 28th—October 9th

A gentle movement practice to unite mind, body, and breath. Suitable for all levels. Beginners welcome. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life (JIEL)

with Jan Snyder

September 9th—October 7th

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

Harvest of Peace

September 22nd

Join with community to celebrate the changing of the seasons and the autumnal equinox at Harvest of Peace! Guest talk: "Transforming Inner Violence, Suffering, and Racism" by Dr. K.A. Shakoor Continue »

Year of Compassion: The Paramitas

September 26th—October 24th

The Paramitas, is the second course of the four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. This 5-week course includes Tonglen instruction and an audio talk by Acharya Pema Chodron, recorded talks by Shambhala Acharyas, readings,discussion. Continue »

Gentle Yoga

with Kim Heiss

October 16th—November 20th

A gentle movement practice to unite mind, body, and breath. Suitable for all levels. Beginners welcome. Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Mary Sehlinger

October 18th—October 19th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Pride Day

October 26th

Please come join us in the annual Pride Day parade, in support our LGBTQIA community. We are meeting at 11 AM at the corner of 7th Street and W. University Ave. The parade that starts at 12:00 PM. We will also have a booth at Didley Plaza. Continue »

Is Enlightened Society Possible?

with Dr. Shanté Paradigm 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 »

Tough Skin, Tender Heart: A Retreat for Queer and Trans People

with Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls

November 3rd

The queer and trans community is invited to join Dr. Shante Smalls for a day of teaching, practice and discussion. Continue »

Sacred Path Series: Meek & Perky

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

November 15th—November 17th

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 »

Annual Community Meeting and Holiday Celebration

December 15th

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