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.

Programs for Florida USA Region

Palm Beach County Shambhala

Writing is for Everyone!

with Steven Ray & Tunde Nemeth

November 2nd—April 25th

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 »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Unraveling Ego: The Basics of Buddhist Psychology

January 22nd—March 18th

This course will explore teachings on the five skandhas, which are the basic building blocks of ego according the Buddhist teachings. Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Day

February 25th

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 »

Palm Beach County Shambhala

Level II: Birth of the Warrior

March 7th—March 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

Milarepa Day

March 7th

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

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Sacred Path: Outrageous & Inscrutable

with Shastri Will Ryken

April 4th—April 5th

The dignities of outrageous and inscrutable describe how the warrior's skill develops as the cocoon completely falls away. No longer afraid of making mistakes, the unconventional and visionary perspective of outrageous (the garuda) combines with the skill Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Weekend Retreat Level III: Warrior in the World

with Gerard Van Gils

April 18th—April 19th

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

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III

April 24th—April 25th

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »