What we're about

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.
In action, Shambhala is both a spiritual path of study and meditation that helps us work with our minds, as well as a path of serving others and engaging with our world. These vital and timely teachings open the door to the compassionate care of ourselves and others.

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Heart of Recovery

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This program is available at
Information on specific classes can be found on our website calendar
and program listings.
Sessions now held in person and by Zoom on Tuesday in Tampa and Thursdays in St Pete

tuesdays
In person Dwell Home Market at 4912 S. Lois Ave. Tampa.

for link and further information please see this page
https://stpetersburg.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=425845#:~:text=by%20Zoom%20Meeting-,ZOOM%20LINK,-Meeting%20ID%3A%20302

Zoom information

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Thursdays
Sessions now held in person and by Zoom

In person Crystal Bay Hotel, 7401 Central Ave, St. Petersburg in the Meditation room.

To join by Zoom Meeting for link please see our website

https://stpetersburg.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=425845

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This meditation and discussion group brings together Shambhala Buddhist meditation practice with the Twelve Steps recovery programs. Meetings are anonymous and confidential and explore the relationship of addictions and recovery to our personal paths as warriors, bodhisattvas, and meditation practitioners. Open to all Buddhist practitioners, 12 Step practitioners, and individuals interested in exploring the relationship of meditation to recovery from addiction and addictive behaviors.

Meeting format is generally as follows:

Initial meditation instruction followed by a period of sitting meditation. Then a book study format meeting and discussion. Concluding with another short period of meditation.

We welcome all who our interested.

Sunday Community Meditation Practice

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OPEN TO EVERYONE!

All Shambhala programs (except Learn to Meditate which will use a different zoom link) will be available using Zoom video conferencing please visit our website for the links
https://stpetersburg.shambhala.org/

Information on specific classes can be found on our website calendar
and program listings.

Come enjoy an an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice!

Meditation with the sangha is a very important aspect for practitioners at every level. Sunday sessions include recitation of morning chants (first 15 minutes) followed by extended sitting/walking meditation practice. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence. You may come and go at any time during the 9-12 time period.

New to Meditation?

At 11:00 am one of our senior teachers will provide a brief introduction to our center, followed by meditation instruction. The Shambhala instructors at our center are experienced practitioners, thoroughly trained to provide guidance, support and direction to students. The meditation that we practice is called shamatha meditation which means "peaceful abiding". Click here for more information on this type of mediation.

LUNCH! IS Temporarily CANCELLED - stay posted

At noon the center will host a "soup and salad social" lunch. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, reconnect with old friends or ask your questions about Shambhala Buddhism to one of our senior teachers.

If you have any questions please email us at [masked]
We humbly accept donations that will be used to maintain the space.

New to Meditation?

Needs a location

All programs will be available using Zoom video conferencing please visit our website for the calendar and Zoom links
https://stpetersburg.shambhala.org/

Information on specific classes can be found on our website calendar
and program listings.

New to Meditation?

During our Sunday Community Practice at 11:00 am one of our senior teachers will provide a brief introduction to our center, followed by meditation instruction. The Shambhala instructors at our center are experienced practitioners, thoroughly trained to provide guidance, support and direction to students. The meditation that we practice is called shamatha meditation which means "peaceful abiding". Click here for more information on this type of mediation.

LUNCH! - Cancelled during COVID-19 -

At noon the center will host a "soup and salad social" lunch. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, reconnect with old friends or ask your questions about Shambhala Buddhism to one of our senior teachers.

If you have any questions please email us at [masked]
We humbly accept donations that will be used to maintain the space.

Contemplation & Meditation

Needs a location

All programs will be available using Zoom video conferencing please visit our website for the links
https://stpetersburg.shambhala.org/

Information on specific classes can be found on our website calendar
and program listings.

Come join us on Tuesday night as we practice sitting meditation and contemplation. Contemplation is a way to incorporate the dharma into our being. We do this by reading a line or two and then meditating on it, letting it sink into our body. The evening will consist of meditation with instruction, contemplations chosen by senior teacher, Will Ryken, followed by great conversation about what came up as you sat with the contemplation.

This offering is free. $5 donation suggested.

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Contemplation & Meditation

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