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

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 »

Introduction to Shambhala Buddhism

with Shastri Larry Higgins

December 1st—December 15th

The Austin Shambhala Meditation Center is pleased to offer this new 3-part introductory program to give new practitioners a flavor of Shambhala Buddhism and its relationship to traditional Buddhism. 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 »