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

Public Talk: True Love and RomComs - Bringing Relationships to the Path

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern

September 30th

Please join Ethan Nichtern, widely considered one of the most accessible and innovative of the current generation of Buddhist teachers, for a talk. Continue »

Mindful Eating: Learn Emotional Freedom Techniques to Liberate Unwise Food Choices

with Marcella Friel

October 8th—October 9th

Do you know what you need to be eating but still struggle to make healthy eating choices? This weekend program will create a gentle, contemplative, and playful environment to help you discover how liberating it can feel to make wise choices when it comes Continue »

Public Talk: The Supreme Thought

with Shastri Holly Gayley

October 28th

Please join visiting Shastri Holly Gayley for a talk about the mahayana teaching on the Supreme Thought. Dr. Gayley is an Assistant Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Continue »