The Shambhala principle is a socially transformative principle through which confusion about human nature becomes confidence in human worthiness.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, The Shambhala Principle



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

Basic Goodness III: What is Real?

with Shastri Larry Higgins & Shastri Iris Ramos

April 22nd—May 27th

In the third class in the Basic Goodness Series -- "What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality" -- we will emphasize the third area of reconnecting with the natural and elemental world around us. Through personal exploration of our relationship with real Continue »

Qigong I & II

with Beth Latchis

May 9th—May 11th

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. Take this rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique lineages, neither of which have previously been fully transmitted to students in the West. Continue »

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Jeffrey Stevens

June 7th—June 8th

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art Of Being Human "By simply being on the spot, your life can become workable and even wonderful"- Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Shambhala Training is a secular path of spiritual training that develops fearlessness, confi Continue »