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

Shambhala Art Parts 1 & 2

with Miriam Hall & Melinda Rothouse

August 1st—August 2nd

Shambhala Art is art that springs from clear perception and pure expression and emphasizes the creative process in everyday life. This program is open to everyone; no specific artistic training or experience is needed. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Lauren Newton & Sadie Minkoff

August 22nd—August 23rd

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 »

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Jeffrey Stevens

September 26th—September 27th

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 »