4 Centres Found
Sanctuary Yoga & Wellness Center
At Sanctuary Yoga we believe in the natural intelligence of the human body, mind, and heart.It is our work to create classes that support their innate capacity for healing; for wellness. Our teachers are experienced and educated in yoga, meditation, movement, human performance, therapeutics, and the beautiful art of living. Wellness is a process, and crafting a wellness practice is individual and instinctive.
We are dedicated to the practice of yoga as a tool for building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through strength, flexibility, and body awareness, as well as satisfying the need for relaxation and stress reduction with compassion and joy.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. Trying something new feels a bit daunting, but the hardest part is deciding to do it! At Sanctuary, we want to make your decision an easy one with well respected experienced teachers, and a comfortable space where you can be yourself.
We often get asked, What class should I start with? The answer is found in another question,What do you need yoga to do for you?
Buddhist Meditation Center
Gainesville Karma Thegsum Choling (GKTC) is a Buddhist meditation and practice center in the Tibetan Karma Kagyu tradition, led by resident teacher, Lama Losang (David Bole). We are an affiliate center of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD), the North American home of His Holiness Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa. Our Center At GKTC, you will hear teachings from an unbroken lineage that emphasize the practice of compassion and meditation. We teach techniques to work with body, speech, and mind to awaken you to your true natureâ€”your enlightened heart. Free Beginner Class: â€œIntroduction to Buddhismâ€ This free series of classes are taught every Sunday starting @ 10:00 A.M. There is no charge or registration for these classes and they stand alone and need not be taken in sequence. Visitors are always welcome at GKTC. Meeting Schedule Every Sunday, our meetings include a short sitting meditation with instruction, dharma readings and discussion, and prayer practices in Tibetan and English. These practices awaken the energy of the Bodhisattva of Compassion and the Buddha of Boundless Light in our daily lives. 9:00 am: Silent Meditation 10 am: Beginner Buddhism Class 11 am: Dharma talk and practice 11:45 am: Coffee/Tea break and Interviews with Lama Losang 12:15pm Chenrezik Sadhana Practice Founded in 1988 after a visit from Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, what began as a study group has evolved into Gainesville Karma Thegsum Choling. About GKTC Since this time, GKTC has met weekly for dharma study and practice. We offer a traditional Tibetan Buddhist program, plus an informal discussion format. The Tibetan name for our group â€œKarma Thegsum (pronounced Tegsum) ChÃ¶lingâ€ roughly means â€œplace of dharma teachingâ€ with Karma referring to our lineage name of Karma Kagyu. We hope you will enjoy our â€œsangha,â€ or community of practitoners.
Gainesville Retreat Center
GAINESVILLE RETREAT CENTER· Gainesville Retreat Center (GRC) will open on July 1, 2011. The GRC offers weekly meditation retreats that begin each Thursday and end on Sunday afternoons. We are located just ten minutes from the University of Florida, on over 100 acres of secluded forest land. Â· Each retreat will include teachings on meditation for both beginners and experienced participants. All are welcome, provided reservations are made in advance. Group retreats and longer retreats are also available. Â· The GRC has miles of hiking trails and a large saltwater meditation pool. Camping and full-service RV sites are available. The Gainesville Retreat Center is managed by a non-profit corporation that also manages the property as a wildlife refuge. All donations will go to the non-profit corporation.