Save the date!  Below are the programs we are offering as a series or as a weekend retreat.  Please note there is a discount for early registraton.

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Pictured: Level IV class, January 20-21, 2018.

Second Noble Truth -- The Origin of Suffering, Part II: Wheel of Life, Karma, and the Twelve Nidanas.

September 9th—December 2nd

Drawing from the contemporary insights of our Shambhala Buddhist lineage, we will tread the ancient path of the Budd Continue »

Harvest of Peace Celebration (in-person)

September 18th

How do you create communal autumnal art? Join our Harvest of Peace Celebration to find out. We'll start at 9:30 am on Saturday, Sept 18th at Depot Park, then move to a nearby artist's studio to create our canvas. Continue »

What is Real? Basic Goodness 3 (ONLINE)

with John Rockwell & Dr. Jan Snyder

September 20th—October 25th

The third and final course of the Basic Goodness Series asks the question, "What is real?" and explores various approaches to it. How do we know what is real? How might we begin to ask this question in a way that is meaningful for our everyday lives? Continue »

Community Conversation - Caring for Each Other

with Irina Deffente Migliari & Jim Fladmark

September 26th

This presentation and conversation will focus on the current Shambhala Code of Conduct and Policies, which is relevant to our local center and important for each of us to know about. Continue »

Belonging to Shambhala

with Shastri Janet Bronstein & Ronald Renz

October 5th

This gathering, which will replace our usual Tuesday evening meditation session, will be facilitated by Shastri Janet Bronstein, and Ron Renz of the Shambhala Process Team, specifically for our Shambhala Gainesville sangha. Continue »

Saturday Night Live: Dharma (Online) Uncertainty

with Susan Pollak

October 16th

Susan M. Pollak, MTS, Ed.D. is a psychologist in private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is a longtime student of meditation and yoga who has been integrating the practices of meditation into psychotherapy since the 1980s. Continue »

Annual Community Meeting (ONLINE)

December 11th

Please plan to attend our yearly community meeting and the seating of our 2022 council Continue »

Your Life Matters with Dr. K.A. Shakoor (Anytime: Self-guided)

January 1st (2022)

Welcome to Your Life Matters, a series of talks on anti-racism and Buddhist teachings by Dr. K. A. Shakoor. Continue »

Daring Greatly

with Eloise Kay

January 22nd—January 23rd (2022)

How do we put the Shambhala principles of basic goodness, fearlessness, self compassion and vulnerability into practice on the spot, in our everyday lives off the cushion? How do we get behind the masks and armor we use to protect ourselves? The research Continue »