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

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

December 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 »

Children's Day

with Christie Rainbeau

December 15th

COME ONE COME ALL AND CELEBRATE THE WINTER SOLSTICE! Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 26th

New Moon Practice Continue »

Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level II - Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Will Ryken

January 11th—January 12th (2020)

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. Continue »

Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level V: Open Sky

with Shastri Bill Brauer

February 8th—February 9th (2020)

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 »

Weekend Retreat Level III: Warrior in the World

April 18th—April 19th (2020)

This weekend retreat requires completion of the Level II Weekend Retreat Continue »

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