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

August 3rd—September 28th

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

Joy in Everyday Life (JIEL)

with Jan Snyder

September 9th—October 7th

Explore compassion, joyous discipline, and healthy energy. Buddhist teachings on aspiring and loving action are presented. Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level I - The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Gayle Van Gils

September 28th—September 29th

OPEN TO ALL! This is the first in a sequence of Shambhala Weekend Retreats suitable for anyone interested in exploring meditation as a means to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and our world. Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 28th - Date postponed or cancelled

New Moon Practice Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Mary Sehlinger

October 18th—October 19th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part IV: Dragon, compassionate engagement: Lojong, mind training

October 20th

Join us for Part IV of this yearlong series on the Mahayan teachings of Buddhism Dragon, compassionate engagement: Lojong, mind training Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Paula Bickford

October 26th—October 27th

Learn how to open our hearts so we can communicate more fully with the world. Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Is Enlightened Society Possible?

with Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls

November 1st—November 2nd

Shambhala is committed to manifesting as an enlightened society. What does that mean for the individual? for a community? for our role in the world at large? How do we find basic goodness in a political climate of misogyny, racism, homophobia? Come and 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 »