Date: Sunday, October 9, 2022 (15:00 -16:00)

Join us for a Maitri Bhavana Practice led by Gale Van Gils, as a way for our worldwide community to come together to practice for the wellbeing of others each month. “Maitri Bhavana Second Sunday” includes a brief talk, a discussion period, and Maitri Bhavana practice. Maitri Bhavana is a regularly scheduled mahayana practice for the seriously ill, or for major global turmoil and disasters. It contains tonglen practice and may be done by anyone. If you would like to add the name of someone who is seriously ill to the maitri bhavana list so people can do practice for their wellbeing, please click here. You can also add the name of a current world event where there is turmoil, strife, and disaster and we will practice for those affected. Details.


Gayle is an award winning author, small business owner, senior mindfulness teacher and an Emotional Intelligence meta-coach. In her consulting, training, and coaching company Transform Your Culture, Gayle offers leadership mentoring, life coaching, training and guidance for corporate culture transformation. Gayle has been meditating all her adult life, after first being introduced to meditation by Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche at the first Naropa sessions. She is a mindfulness teacher on the app Simple Habit, where her meditations can be found on diverse topics ranging from morning inspiration to help with sleepless nights. As an “Search Inside Yourself” Global Teacher and Coach, Gayle has led multiple programs for corporate, university and public audiences. Through her teachings both in person and through her online courses such Smart Tips: Wellness on the Udemy for Business platform, Gayle has helped thousands of people to find more peace, energy, inspiration, joy and success in their lives and businesses. When not working, Gayle enjoys taking walks with her mini-Labradoodle, Ziji, engaging in meditation retreats, and watercolor painting. Gayle is happily married and with her husband, G has two sons who love music and have made it their career.


Please join us every Sunday for an online gathering of the Shambhala community worldwide. This online space is a place where we can practice meditation together, hear dharma teachings from a featured guest teacher, learn more about the activities of incredible people in our sangha, engage in discussion – and connect with one another, our community, and our hearts.

Sunday Gatherings are produced by Shambhala Global Services and hosted by Shambhala Online

Sunday Gatherings are presented in English and are live every week at: 

North America: 12:00pm PST, 1:00pm MST, 2:00pm CET, 3:00pm EST/CLT, 4:00pm  Atlantic

International: 5:00pm Brazil, 8:00 pm GMT / 9:00pm CET/SAST, 6:00am  +1 AEST, 8:00am +1NZST


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