Buddhist Studies

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

The Practice of Meditation and Working with the Mind. ONLINE program

with Shastri Will Ryken, Gerard Van Gils, Eric Rainbeau, Christie Rainbeau

April 14th—June 2nd

'Shamatha is both simple ant workable. Just being here without preconceptions is possible. In fact, it is much simpler than having all kinds of adornments and paraphenalia" Quote from the Chapter Simplicity. Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Foundations for Freedom - the Hinayana - Course II: The 2nd Noble Truth, the Origins of Suffering (ONLINE)

April 15th—July 8th

Having recognized the truth of suffering and the confusion that is pervasive in our life, we naturally have questions. How does this state of suffering arise?  Where does confusion come from? In this in-depth exploration of the Five Skandhas, we will touc Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human (ONLINE)

April 26th—May 31st

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human is the first course in the Basic Goodness series. This course introduces the Shambhala principle of Basic Goodness. We will be working at the level of our personal experience of waking up and relaxing with our n Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Learn to Meditate

with Gerard Van Gils

June 6th

Interested in meditation? This is the class for you! Come and receive instruction on meditation from one of our senior teachers. This is open to EVERYONE! It is a great class for beginners but also beneficial for the seasoned practitioner. Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Meditation in Everyday Life (MIEL) ONLINE

June 23rd—July 21st

This pandemic has givens the opportunity to explore ourselves, and our reactions to this new, changing world in which we are living. We've had to grapple with sudden change, uncertainty, and fear in our daily lives. Meditation has many proven benefits fo Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Learn to Meditate

with Gerard Van Gils

July 4th

Interested in meditation? This is the class for you! Come and receive instruction on meditation from one of our senior teachers. This is open to EVERYONE! It is a great class for beginners but also beneficial for the seasoned practitioner. Continue »