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.

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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 →

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

Mamo Chants- Clear Out the Karma for a Fresh Start!

with Shastri Will Ryken

January 25th—February 3rd

These chants are recited to pacify the chaos that has accumulated by the years end. This practice is OPEN TO ALL but we request you come ON TIME to hear an explanation of why we perform these practices. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Gerard Van Gils

February 3rd

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 »

Shambhala Day 2019 Year of the Earth Boar

February 5th

Save the date for Shambhala Day and be sure to join us to welcome in the year of the Earth Boar! If you can't join on Tuesday Feb. 5th we will have more festivities on Sunday Feb 10th Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Will Ryken

February 6th—March 6th

OPEN TO EVERYONE!!! Through the gentle precision of meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and our simple, day-to-day human experiences. Continue »

Shambhala Day 2019 Year of the Earth Boar SUNDAY celebrations

February 10th

Save the date for Shambhala Day and be sure to join us to welcome in the year of the Earth Boar! This is the events for Sunday Feb 10th Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

February 19th

This is a time for the community to gather, practice and delight in conversation and in each other's company. All members of the sangha are invited, the lung (sadhana transmission) is not a prerequisite for these monthly events. Continue »

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