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 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

Weekly Dharma Talk: The Original Social Network

with Wendy Leiva

May 2nd

Please join us for our Weekly Dharma Talk from 7-8:30 pm. Continue »

Beginner/Intermediate Ikebana Class

with Shastri Iris Ramos & Leslie Ernst

June 4th

Ikebana flower arranging class for beginners and intermediate level students. 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 »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Sadie Minkoff & Alan Holt

August 27th—August 28th

This weekend course teaches mindfulness meditation and shows us how this practice can improve our daily lives in the most practical sense. We experience what happens when we stop avoiding ourselves and the present moment and practice being with what is. Continue »