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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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 »

Death Cafe

with Nora Wiser

November 21st

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 »

Sukhavati Ceremony

December 7th

We will gather as a community to practice meditation, tonglen and chants for Alice Kelly's mother, Jeannette Elliott, who passed away 49 days ago. Continue »

Annual Community Meeting and Holiday Celebration

December 15th

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

Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhichitta

January 2nd—February 13th (2020)

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 »

Birth of a Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

January 17th—January 19th (2020)

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Continue »

Community Potluck

January 26th (2020)

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

Who Am I? (Basic Goodness I)

with Shastri Bill Brauer & Ella Reznikova

February 15th—February 16th (2020)

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 24th—February 25th (2020)

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 »

Milarepa Day

March 7th (2020)

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