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

Deepening Practice, Expanding Vision: A Shambhala Meditation Weekthun

with Acharya Moh Hardin

March 20th—March 27th

Please join us for a week-long retreat of deep practice, dharma discussions, gentle aloneness, and a culture of kindness and grand community - at the 12th annual South Central Regional Weekthün. Continue »

Miksang Level I: Touching the Phenomenal World

with Patrick Larson

April 4th—April 25th

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 on Meditation and Creativity

with Melinda Rothouse & Adam Sultan

April 8th

Join us for a public talk exploring the connections between art, meditation and creativity. Continue »

Shambhala Art Parts 1&2

with Melinda Rothouse & Adam Sultan

April 9th—April 10th

Join us for a fun, experiential weekend exploring art, meditation, and creativity. No previous meditation or artistic experience required. Just bring your curiosity and beginner's mind! Continue »

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Betsy Pond

June 11th—June 12th

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 »