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: There's No Place Like Now - An Introduction to Household Practice

with Adam Sultan

October 19th

Please join us for our new Weekly Dharma Talk from 7-8:30 pm. This evening will be led by Adam Sultan. Talk topic: There's No Place Like Now - An Introduction to Household Practice. Continue »

Community Meeting: Diversity

with Joanne Trubitt & Sadie Minkoff

November 8th

Please join us for a contemplation and discussion about diversity in Shambhala led by Sadie Minkoff our new Diversity Representative. Continue »

Susan Piver: Public Talk & Book Signing

with Susan Piver

November 30th

In this evening talk, Susan Piver will address the most basic basics and discuss the potential meditation practice holds for deep transformation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Weekend Retreat

with Acharya Moh Hardin

January 23rd—January 24th (2016)

Shambhala Meditation is the heart of the Shambhala message: feeling worthy to be, and touching our basic goodness. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Lynn Wolfe & Adam Sultan

January 30th—January 31st (2016)

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