Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Shambhala St. Petersburg (1045 9th Ave N. St. Petersburg, FL 33705) is part of a world-wide organization of meditation and cultural centers attempting to help people uncover their inherent basic goodness and to make the world a better place.

We offer a wide array of programs and events for all levels of students and practitioners. Based on mindfulness meditation and creating a culture of kindness, Shambhala is a place to meet friendly and helpful people, rediscover the joy of living, and celebrate the art of being human.

For a list of upcoming programs, click the Classes & Retreats link above. To see our ongoing offerings, please click here.

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For information about becoming a member, click here! Interested in volunteering? Click here!

Looking for a place to land? Visiting for the first time?

Every Sunday morning at 11:00 am we offer free, informal meditation instruction during our Sunday Open Sitting Practice. Come and experience the power of sitting with a group of practitioners.! At noon we will host a simple “soup and salad social” for new and current members to mingle. This is a chance to ask our teachers any questions you may have or just hang out and get to know some really cool people. For more information, click here!





New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →


View our Monthly Calendar of Classes and Retreats

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Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

Featured Programs

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Paula Bickford

February 10th—March 9th

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. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana

with Shastri Gayle Van Gils

February 12th

As part of our new year celebration this event is OPEN TO ALL!!!! Continue »

Feldenkrais Method--Awareness Through Movement Workshop

with Fon Nguyen

February 13th

FREE & Open to All! Learn to sit better by lying on the floor. Continue »

Year of the Fire Monkey Potluck Lunch

February 14th

A special potluck feast to celebrate the new year and provide an opportunity to watch the Sakyong's Shambhala Day address! Come one, come all! EVERYONE is welcome to attend! Continue »

Friday Night Dharma Talk: The Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Travis May

February 19th

Start your weekend off right with a dharma talk by one of our senior teachers! Open to all, topics will vary each month! Bring your friends! Continue »

Milarepa Day

with Will Ryken

February 21st

OPEN TO ALL! In honor of Milarepa we will be chanting songs from the book "The Rain of Wisdom". A really fun event, come by any time during the day! Continue »

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