The best support for regular and consistent meditation practice is that we enjoy doing it.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


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New to Shambhala?

Our local center, centrally located just south of downtown Austin, offers free meditation instruction and public meditation hours. We also have many ongoing introductory programs.

Katie Baingbridge

Core Curriculum

The Way of Shambhala is an extensive path of training in authentic meditation practices and wisdom teachings. Contemplative Arts comprise a number of secular disciplines and activities, including flower arranging and photography.

Featured Programs

Shambhala Follies: Community Talent Night

December 8th

Shambhala Follies: An Evening of Art and Performance Continue »

Creativity Lab

with Adam Sultan & Melinda Rothouse

December 18th

Join us for a fun, informal exploration of the creative process based on Chogyam Trungpa's dharma art teachings. Continue »

Public Talk: Compassionate Presence - the Heart of Contemplative Psychology

with Acharya Susan Chapman

January 23rd (2017)

Please join us for a public talk with one of Shambhala's senior teachers. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life (Weekend Version)

with Lynette Melnar & Iektje van Bolhuis

January 28th—January 29th (2017)

A thorough exploration of mindfulness meditation, delving into the foundational views of the Hinayana Buddhist teachings and meditation in action for daily life. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life (Weekly Class Version)

with Lynn Wolfe & Sadie Minkoff

March 28th—April 25th (2017)