Shambhala Dharma Gathering

3rd Thursday of Every Month
7 PM to 9 PM

Unity on the Bay - 411 NE 21 Street, Miami, FL 33137
Room: East Room

Cost: We gratefully accept donations (suggested donation of $5 per person) Your generosity goes to support Unity on the Bay's Mission & Vision and The Miami Shambala Meditation Group. Thank you.



Unity on the Bay is excited to partner with The Miami Shambala Meditation Group, a part of Shambhala International, a worldwide community of urban and rural meditation practice and retreat centers, directed by the Tibetan teacher Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  

This Dharma Gathering is open to anyone who is interested in learning to meditate or wishes to deepen their meditation practice. Generally the event includes a talk or a book reading, meditation instruction and group meditation, with tea and cookies and socializing afterwards. Each month the Dharma Gathering will have a different topic, such as "Learn To Meditate", "Why Meditate", "Is Enlightened Society Possible?", "The Wisdom of Emotions", etc. You will just have to show up and be surprised by that night's topic. 

We welcome anyone who would like to learn meditation practice and who aspires to expand the experience of gentleness into all areas of life. Come sit with us! 

"Emotional Rescue: Transforming Hurt & Confusion into Energetic Wisdom"
with Beth Patterson

Emotions bring color and meaning to our lives, but they may also put us on an exhausting rollercoaster ride that takes us from blissful peaks to the depths of despair. When we bring awareness to our experience of emotions, something amazing happens - they become pure energy and lose their power to make us miserable. In this evening event Beth Patterson offers mindfulness meditation and other practices that offer guidlines on how to transform the energy of emotions into wisdom and insight, thereby living a more compassionate, creative and fulfilling life. 


Our Shambhala teachers and meditation instructors are highly trained in Buddhism, Shambhala teachings and meditation instruction.  In keeping with our vision for a diverse and compassionate society our teachers come from all walks of life -- from healers to housewives, from artists to lawyers and business people -- but all share the same sense of responsibility for working with the mind and heart and bringing the sanity of these teachings into one's everyday life.