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

Essential Heart of Kasungship: Level I

January 10th—January 11th (2015)

The Dorje Kasung is modeled on the ancient tradition of dharma protectors. Its members are trained in protecting the space in which practitioners are able to hear and practice the teachings. Continue »

Basic Goodness II: How Can I Help?

with Shastri Larry Higgins & Shastri Iris Ramos

January 13th—March 3rd (2015)

This course in the Basic Goodness Series asks the question “How can I help?” and explores our relationships with others, what it might mean to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. Continue »

Miksang Level I: Touching the Phenomenal World

with Patrick Larson

January 17th—January 18th (2015)

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 »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Iris Ramos & Lauren Newton

January 30th—February 1st (2015)

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