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.

Buddhist Studies

Introduction to the Year-Long Hinayana Course (ONLINE)

September 24th

On October 1, 2020, we begin offering the first course of a 5-part series on the Hinayana teachings. This is virtually Buddhism 101 as taught by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Meet the facilitators and watch some short videos about the year-long course. Continue »

Foundations for Freedom: the Hinayana - Course I The First Noble Truth (ONLINE)

October 1st—November 5th

In this first course, Acharya Susan Chapman and Acharya Fleet Maull will guide an exploration of the nature of suffering from the perspective of the Four Marks of Existence--Impermanence (anicca), Suffering (dukkha), Selflessness (anatta) and Nirvana/Peac Continue »