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

Profound Treasury - Understanding Mind and Becoming a Dharmic Person

July 10th—September 4th

Profound Treasury Book Study of Hinayana Path. Each week will will read selected topics from the Profound Treasury volume on Hinayana. There will be a discussion led by one of our teachers and a chance for in depth discussion of the Shambhala Buddhist Continue »

Mindful Discussions on Trauma

July 19th

Trauma and mindful discussions is an open and safe space for healing dialogue. This sacred space is created to bring awareness, courage, and self-care to the physical and emotional form. To collectively show up for yourself and others. Share your truths a Continue »

A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part III:The Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhichitta

July 28th—October 6th

The power of the Mahayana comes from its clarity regarding the true nature of reality. Part III of this yearlong course delves into this topic. Please join us as we come together as a Shambhala Community to study and deepen our practice of Shambhala Bud Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 31st

New Moon Practice Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Gerard Van Gils

August 4th

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 »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 30th

New Moon Practice Continue »

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