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

The Five Buddha Families

December 12th

OPEN TO ALL! Join us for a discussion of the five buddha families Continue »

Death Cafe: Coffee, Cake, & Conversation

December 15th

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather together to engage in conversation, drink tea (or coffee) and eat cake! Our intention is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. Continue »

Children's Day

with Christie Rainbeau

December 16th

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

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

December 22nd

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 »

Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level II - Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Will Ryken

January 12th—January 13th (2019)

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 »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Will Ryken

February 6th—March 6th (2019)

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 »

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