Let us cultivate a culture of kindness. In that moment, we are determining the outcome of the world.

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

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Sadie Minkoff & Alan Holt

August 27th—August 28th

This weekend course teaches mindfulness meditation and shows us how this practice can improve our daily lives in the most practical sense. We experience what happens when we stop avoiding ourselves and the present moment and practice being with what is. Continue »

Basic Goodness III: What is Real?

with Shastri Larry Higgins & Billy Boyar

September 6th—October 11th

This course in the Basic Goodness series asks the question "What is Real?" and emphasizes reconnecting with the natural and elemental world around us. Continue »

The Posture of Meditation: Breathing Through the Whole Body with Will Johnson

September 9th—September 11th

In this retreat you will explore the conditions of the body that naturally deepen your meditation and learn to establish the three primary somatic principles shown to support your sitting posture: alignment, relaxation and resilience. Continue »

Miksang Level I: Touching the Phenomenal World

with Melinda Rothouse

September 17th—September 18th

This first level of training in Miksang contemplative photography purifies our visual perception by working directly with the elements of the visual field: color, light, form, and space. Continue »

Public Talk: True Love and RomComs - Bringing Relationships to the Path

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern

September 30th

Please join Ethan Nichtern, widely considered one of the most accessible, innovative and experienced of the current generation of Buddhist teachers, for a talk. Continue »