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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Programs for Florida USA Region

Palm Beach County Shambhala

Writing is for Everyone!

with Tunde Nemeth & Steven Ray

November 2nd—December 21st

Writing, like meditation, is a solitary act that benefits greatly from practice with others. Come join us in exploring what happens when meditation gets involved with writing. Drawing on the work of Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones), Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

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 »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Thanksgiving City Weekthun with Daily White Tara practice

with Shastri Will Ryken

November 24th—November 30th

A city weekthun, or week-long practice intensive, is a unique opportunity to deepen one's meditation practice without going far from home. New and experienced meditators are welcome. Continue »

Palm Beach County Shambhala

Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

December 6th—December 8th

Having experienced the basic goodness of our fundamental nature, we want to go forward. Birth of the Warrior builds on the skills and insights learned in Level I with a focus on the habitual patterns and defenses we have developed over time. Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

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 »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level II - Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Will Ryken

January 11th—January 12th (2020)

This weekend builds on the foundation of the meditation practice introduced in the Level I weekend retreat by exploring how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world. Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

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 »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Community Potluck

January 26th (2020)

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

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level V: Open Sky

with Shastri Bill Brauer

February 8th—February 9th (2020)

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind, which is a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

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 »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

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 »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Milarepa Day

March 7th (2020)

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

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Weekend Retreat Level III: Warrior in the World

April 18th—April 19th (2020)

This weekend retreat requires completion of the Level II Weekend Retreat Continue »