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St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human
with Paula Bickford
August 6 - September 10, 2014
OPEN TO ALL! This class focuses on the sense of self, teachings include topics of basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego, the five skandhas, cocoon, and buddha nature.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level I - The Art of Being Human
with Gayle Van Gils
August 23 - 24, 2014
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.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Open Sitting Practice - All Warmly Invited
August 24, 2014
All are welcome to come and sit in our beautiful shrine rooms!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Sunday Community Night
August 24, 2014
This program is a great opportunity to receive meditation instruction, conversation and food in a relaxed atmosphere.OPEN TO EVERYONE!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Sadhana of Mahamudra Practice
August 25, 2014
Open to all! The Sadhana of Mahamudra is one of the mind-treasures of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche that is recited regularly at all Shambhala Centers as a means of overcoming obstacles in one's practice and life.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Heart of Recovery
with Eric Rainbeau
August 28, 2014
Bringing together Shambhala Buddhist practice with Twelve Step recovery.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Open Sitting Practice - All Warmly Invited
August 31, 2014
All are welcome to come and sit in our beautiful shrine rooms!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Sunday Community Night
August 31, 2014
This program is a great opportunity to receive meditation instruction, conversation and food in a relaxed atmosphere.OPEN TO EVERYONE!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Shambhala Sadhana Practice
September 2, 2014
An opportunity for those who have received the lung for the Shambhala Sadhana may practice together as a group.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Heart of Recovery
with Eric Rainbeau
September 4, 2014
Bringing together Shambhala Buddhist practice with Twelve Step recovery.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Open Sitting Practice - All Warmly Invited
September 7, 2014
All are welcome to come and sit in our beautiful shrine rooms!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Learn to Meditate
with Gayle Van Gils
September 7, 2014
This three hour introductory course provides a safe container for people to learn and explore shamatha meditation. Open to all!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Sunday Community Night
September 7, 2014
This program is a great opportunity to receive meditation instruction, conversation and food in a relaxed atmosphere.OPEN TO EVERYONE!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Heart of Recovery
with Eric Rainbeau
September 11, 2014
Bringing together Shambhala Buddhist practice with Twelve Step recovery.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Open Sitting Practice - All Warmly Invited
September 14, 2014
All are welcome to come and sit in our beautiful shrine rooms!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Sunday Community Night
September 14, 2014
This program is a great opportunity to receive meditation instruction, conversation and food in a relaxed atmosphere.OPEN TO EVERYONE!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Refuge Practice
September 16, 2014
An opportunity for those who have taken refuge vows to practice as a group.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Contentment in Everyday Life
September 17 - October 15, 2014
Through the gentle precision of meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and our simple, day-to-day human experiences. This class is open to everyone.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Heart of Recovery
with Eric Rainbeau
September 18, 2014
Bringing together Shambhala Buddhist practice with Twelve Step recovery.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Open Sitting Practice - All Warmly Invited
September 21, 2014
All are welcome to come and sit in our beautiful shrine rooms!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Sunday Community Night
September 21, 2014
This program is a great opportunity to receive meditation instruction, conversation and food in a relaxed atmosphere.OPEN TO EVERYONE!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Heart of Recovery
with Eric Rainbeau
September 25, 2014
Bringing together Shambhala Buddhist practice with Twelve Step recovery.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Open Sitting Practice - All Warmly Invited
September 28, 2014
All are welcome to come and sit in our beautiful shrine rooms!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Sunday Community Night
September 28, 2014
This program is a great opportunity to receive meditation instruction, conversation and food in a relaxed atmosphere.OPEN TO EVERYONE!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Heart of Recovery
with Eric Rainbeau
October 2, 2014
Bringing together Shambhala Buddhist practice with Twelve Step recovery.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Open Sitting Practice - All Warmly Invited
October 5, 2014
All are welcome to come and sit in our beautiful shrine rooms!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Learn to Meditate
October 5, 2014
This three hour introductory course provides a safe container for people to learn and explore shamatha meditation. Open to all!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Sunday Community Night
October 5, 2014
This program is a great opportunity to receive meditation instruction, conversation and food in a relaxed atmosphere.OPEN TO EVERYONE!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Heart of Recovery
with Eric Rainbeau
October 9, 2014
Bringing together Shambhala Buddhist practice with Twelve Step recovery.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level II - Birth of the Warrior
October 10 - 12, 2014
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.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Open Sitting Practice - All Warmly Invited
October 12, 2014
All are welcome to come and sit in our beautiful shrine rooms!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Sunday Community Night
October 12, 2014
This program is a great opportunity to receive meditation instruction, conversation and food in a relaxed atmosphere.OPEN TO EVERYONE!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Heart of Recovery
with Eric Rainbeau
October 16, 2014
Bringing together Shambhala Buddhist practice with Twelve Step recovery.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Open Sitting Practice - All Warmly Invited
October 19, 2014
All are welcome to come and sit in our beautiful shrine rooms!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Sunday Community Night
October 19, 2014
This program is a great opportunity to receive meditation instruction, conversation and food in a relaxed atmosphere.OPEN TO EVERYONE!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society
October 22 - November 26, 2014
This course asks the question, "How can I help?" and explores our relationships with others, an aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. The class is open to everyone - there are no prerequisites

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Heart of Recovery
with Eric Rainbeau
October 23, 2014
Bringing together Shambhala Buddhist practice with Twelve Step recovery.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Open Sitting Practice - All Warmly Invited
October 26, 2014
All are welcome to come and sit in our beautiful shrine rooms!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Sunday Community Night
October 26, 2014
This program is a great opportunity to receive meditation instruction, conversation and food in a relaxed atmosphere.OPEN TO EVERYONE!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Heart of Recovery
with Eric Rainbeau
October 30, 2014
Bringing together Shambhala Buddhist practice with Twelve Step recovery.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Open Sitting Practice - All Warmly Invited
November 2, 2014
All are welcome to come and sit in our beautiful shrine rooms!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Learn to Meditate
November 2, 2014

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Sunday Community Night
November 2, 2014
This program is a great opportunity to receive meditation instruction, conversation and food in a relaxed atmosphere.OPEN TO EVERYONE!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Heart of Recovery
with Eric Rainbeau
November 6, 2014
Bringing together Shambhala Buddhist practice with Twelve Step recovery.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Open Sitting Practice - All Warmly Invited
November 9, 2014
All are welcome to come and sit in our beautiful shrine rooms!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Sunday Community Night
November 9, 2014
This program is a great opportunity to receive meditation instruction, conversation and food in a relaxed atmosphere.OPEN TO EVERYONE!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Heart of Recovery
with Eric Rainbeau
November 13, 2014
Bringing together Shambhala Buddhist practice with Twelve Step recovery.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Open Sitting Practice - All Warmly Invited
November 16, 2014
All are welcome to come and sit in our beautiful shrine rooms!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Sunday Community Night
November 16, 2014
This program is a great opportunity to receive meditation instruction, conversation and food in a relaxed atmosphere.OPEN TO EVERYONE!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Heart of Recovery
with Eric Rainbeau
November 20, 2014
Bringing together Shambhala Buddhist practice with Twelve Step recovery.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Thanksgiving City Weekthun
with Will Ryken
November 22 - 29, 2014
Practitioners of all levels are invited to participate in a week-long meditation retreat.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Open Sitting Practice - All Warmly Invited
November 23, 2014
All are welcome to come and sit in our beautiful shrine rooms!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Sunday Community Night
November 23, 2014
This program is a great opportunity to receive meditation instruction, conversation and food in a relaxed atmosphere.OPEN TO EVERYONE!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Heart of Recovery
with Eric Rainbeau
November 27, 2014
Bringing together Shambhala Buddhist practice with Twelve Step recovery.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Open Sitting Practice - All Warmly Invited
November 30, 2014
All are welcome to come and sit in our beautiful shrine rooms!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Sunday Community Night
November 30, 2014
This program is a great opportunity to receive meditation instruction, conversation and food in a relaxed atmosphere.OPEN TO EVERYONE!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Heart of Recovery
with Eric Rainbeau
December 4, 2014
Bringing together Shambhala Buddhist practice with Twelve Step recovery.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Open Sitting Practice - All Warmly Invited
December 7, 2014
All are welcome to come and sit in our beautiful shrine rooms!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Learn to Meditate
December 7, 2014

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Sunday Community Night
December 7, 2014
This program is a great opportunity to receive meditation instruction, conversation and food in a relaxed atmosphere.OPEN TO EVERYONE!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Heart of Recovery
with Eric Rainbeau
December 11, 2014
Bringing together Shambhala Buddhist practice with Twelve Step recovery.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Weekend Retreat Level III: Warrior in the World
December 12 - 14, 2014
In Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level III, we work in a deliberate way. We make an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated during our meditation practice into all aspects of our daily life.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Open Sitting Practice - All Warmly Invited
December 14, 2014
All are welcome to come and sit in our beautiful shrine rooms!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Sunday Community Night
December 14, 2014
This program is a great opportunity to receive meditation instruction, conversation and food in a relaxed atmosphere.OPEN TO EVERYONE!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Heart of Recovery
with Eric Rainbeau
December 18, 2014
Bringing together Shambhala Buddhist practice with Twelve Step recovery.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Open Sitting Practice - All Warmly Invited
December 21, 2014
All are welcome to come and sit in our beautiful shrine rooms!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Sunday Community Night
December 21, 2014
This program is a great opportunity to receive meditation instruction, conversation and food in a relaxed atmosphere.OPEN TO EVERYONE!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Heart of Recovery
with Eric Rainbeau
December 25, 2014
Bringing together Shambhala Buddhist practice with Twelve Step recovery.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Open Sitting Practice - All Warmly Invited
December 28, 2014
All are welcome to come and sit in our beautiful shrine rooms!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Sunday Community Night
December 28, 2014
This program is a great opportunity to receive meditation instruction, conversation and food in a relaxed atmosphere.OPEN TO EVERYONE!

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Joy in Everyday Life
January 7 - February 4, 2015
This course expands the meditation experience by cultivating the noble-heart of the mahayana teachings, opening the path to the virtue and celebration of compassion.Through practical methods, we develop kindness toward ourselves and others.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level IV: Awakened Heart
February 6 - 8, 2015
As we trust further in basic goodness and dare to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world as it is. We find that we can extend ourselves to others fully with kindness.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality
February 11 - March 18, 2015
This course asks the question, "What is real?" and focuses on a study of the phenomenal world. It emphasizes core Buddhist teachings, such as impermanence, the process of perception, the "mind," and emptiness. This class is open to everyone.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Fearlessness in Everyday Life
March 25 - April 22, 2015
Fearlessness is represented by the Garuda, a mythical bird that is born in space and soars in vastness. Extending beyond hope and fear, we find immeasurable mind.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level V: Open Sky
April 10 - 12, 2015
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.

 
Location: St. Petersburg

Cafe Shambhala - Synchornizing Mind and Body with Meditation
with Gerard Van Gils
December 0, 2018 - December 0, 2020