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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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 »

Dharma Movie Night

August 17th

Join us for social time and a dharmic-themed video or film 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 »

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Mary Sehlinger

October 18th—October 20th

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 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 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 »