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: [email protected]

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

The Three Jewels

with Shastri Will Ryken

January 18th—January 25th

This program explores what it means to take refuge in the three jewels and to become a Buddhist. This program is open to anyone curious about what it means to take refuge is welcome to participate in this course. This course is essential first step if y Continue »

Unraveling Ego: The Basics of Buddhist Psychology

January 22nd—March 18th

This course will explore teachings on the five skandhas, which are the basic building blocks of ego according the Buddhist teachings. Continue »

Ikebana With a Twist

with Karen Marder

January 24th

Enjoy an evening of flower arranging and wine! Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Gerard Van Gils

February 2nd

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 Weekend Retreat Level V: Open Sky

with Shastri Bill Brauer

February 8th—February 9th

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. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

February 9th

This is a time for the community to gather, practice and delight in conversation and in each other's company. Continue »

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