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Welcome to Shambhala Florida!

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Shambhala Florida is a Region of Shambhala International and is comprised of five meditation centers and groups located across the state of Florida in St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach, Tallahassee, Gainesville, and Miami. To locate a center near you, click here.

The meditation centers and groups in Florida are part of Shambhala International, a world-wide community of practitioners that was established by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and is led today by his son, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

The five locations within Shambhala Florida offer many opportunities to practice meditation, take enriching and lively classes, gather socially, and work towards the goal of creating an enlightened society. These events include ongoing weekly offerings as wells as special programs that draw visitors from around our state and throughout the country.

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.


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    Years ago when Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche visited St. Petersburg, he suggested that we create a website for the state of Florida. We are very happy to finally be making this a reality! This website will act as a portal for Florida residents and visitors to connect to Shambhala and find a center that is near … Continue