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

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 »

Basic Goodness III: What is Real?

with Shastri Larry Higgins & Billy Boyar

September 6th—October 11th

This course in the Basic Goodness series asks the question "What is Real?" and emphasizes reconnecting with the natural and elemental world around us. Continue »

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern

October 1st—October 2nd

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 »