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 I: The Four Limitless Ones

February 17th—April 21st

Please join us as we come together as a Shambhala Community to study and deepen our practice of Shambhala Buddhism. We will be doing this Shambhala Online class together on Sundays. The path of the Bodhisattva Warrior begins with developing affection f Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

April 19th

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 »

Creating Enlightened Society: Shambhala and the Transition Towns Movement

with Don Hall

April 22nd

In our deeply troubled times, how can we extend beyond ourselves to create more sustainable and just local communities, as well as a better world for ourselves and future generations? In this special Earth Day talk, Shambhala St. Petersburg member and Co- Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

May 1st—May 29th

Discipline brings joy! Explore this topic and many more mahayana teachings. This course correlates with the Level III Weekend Retreat. Continue »

Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level I - The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Will Ryken

May 4th—May 5th

OPEN TO ALL! This is the first in a sequence of Shambhala Weekend Retreats suitable for anyone interested in exploring meditation as a means to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and our world. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 4th

New Moon Practice Continue »

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