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

Miksang Level 1

with Jessica Winslow

April 25th—April 26th

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 »

Basic Goodness III: What is Real?

with Shastri Larry Higgins & Shastri Iris Ramos

April 28th—June 2nd

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 »

Essential Heart of Kasungship: Level I

May 23rd—May 24th

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 »