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. Building closed due to COVID-19 until further notice.

Picture above is from the “Level IV” class that was held the weekend of January 20-21, 2018.

Online Programs

Fearlessness in Everyday Life (FIEL) ONLINE

with Dr. Jan Snyder

December 7th—January 4th (2021)

Fear is rampant in our world. On a societal level, we experience uncertainty about the future of our civilization and our planet. On a personal level, fear can manifest as anything from a nagging sense of self-doubt to a static background of anxiety. Thi Continue »

Ecology of the Heart (Saturday Night Live: Dharma) ONLINE

with Nicholas Kranz

December 12th

Buddhist teachings have pointed for millennia to our deep connection and interdependence with everything in the biosphere. Having arrived at this critical moment together, how can we rise to the challenges before us without burning out or falling into eco Continue »

Death & Dying Forum (ONLINE)

with Nora Wiser

December 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 »

Foundations for Freedom - the Hinayana - Course II: The 2nd Noble Truth, the Origins of Suffering (ONLINE)

January 7th—April 1st (2021)

Having recognized the truth of suffering and the confusion that is pervasive in our life, we naturally have questions. How does this state of suffering arise?  Where does confusion come from? In this in-depth exploration of the Five Skandhas, we will touc Continue »