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.

Please send questions and comments to: info@stpetersburg.shambhala.org

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

A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part IV: Dragon, compassionate engagement: Lojong, mind training

October 20th

Join us for Part IV of this yearlong series on the Mahayan teachings of Buddhism Dragon, compassionate engagement: Lojong, mind training Continue »

Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Paula Bickford

October 26th—October 27th

Learn how to open our hearts so we can communicate more fully with the world. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 27th

New Moon Practice Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Gerard Van Gils

November 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 »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Will Ryken

November 6th—December 4th

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 »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

November 12th

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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