The best support for regular and consistent meditation practice is that we enjoy doing it.

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 also have many ongoing introductory programs.

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

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

with Christine Wetzl & Adam Sultan

March 18th—March 19th

There are four aspects to mindfulness, traditionally known as the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. According to Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche these four foundations are Mindfulness of Body, Life, Effort, and Mind. Continue »

Miksang Level I: Touching the Phenomenal World

with Patrick Larson & Jake Lorfing

March 20th—April 10th

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 (Weekly Class Version)

with Lynn Wolfe & Sadie Minkoff

March 28th—April 25th

An exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist Hinayana teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. Continue »

Basic Goodness I: Who Am I?

with Shastri Iris Ramos & Billy Boyar

April 6th—May 18th

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 »