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 have several ongoing introductory classes.

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

Weekly Dharma Talk: Being Friends With Yourself - An Overview of the Three Yanas

with Bobby Hudgins

August 31st

Please join us for our new Weekly Dharma Talk from 7-8:30 pm. This evening will be led by Bobby Hudgins. Talk topic: Being Friends With Yourself - An Overview of the Three Yanas. Continue »

Basic Goodness I: Who Am I?

with Shastri Larry Higgins & Shastri Iris Ramos

September 1st—October 20th

The Basic Goodness Series courses are interactive and aspire to create a learning environment where the teachings are intimate, and also relevant to the times in which we live. The classes are open to everyone, without prerequisites. Continue »

Weekly Dharma Talk: Good Eye - Contemplative Photography and the Art of First Thought

with Melinda Rothouse

September 7th

Please join us for our new Weekly Dharma Talk from 7-8:30 pm. This evening will be led by Melinda Rothouse. Talk topic: Good Eye - Contemplative Photography and the Art of First Thought. Continue »

Miksang Level 1

with Jake Lorfing & Melinda Rothouse

September 12th—September 13th

Miksang, or “good eye” in Tibetan, is a process of learning to synchronize mind and body, allowing one to open to the world without labeling or evaluating. No previous photographic experience is necessary, but participants will need a digital camera. Continue »

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Jeffrey Stevens

September 26th—September 27th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »