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

Deepening Practice, Expanding Vision: A Shambhala Meditation Weekthun

with Acharya Moh Hardin

March 20th—March 27th

Please join us for a week-long retreat of deep practice, dharma discussions, gentle aloneness, and a culture of kindness and grand community - at the 12th annual South Central Regional Weekthün. Continue »

Basic Goodness II: How Can I Help?

with Shastri Iris Ramos & Joanne Trubitt

April 2nd—April 3rd

This course in the Basic Goodness Series asks the question “How can I help?” and explores our relationships with others, what it might mean to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. Continue »

Miksang Level I: Touching the Phenomenal World

with Patrick Larson

April 4th—April 25th

This first level of training in Miksang contemplative photography purifies our visual perception by working directly with the elements of the visual field: color, light, form, and space. Continue »

Public Talk on Meditation and Creativity

with Melinda Rothouse & Adam Sultan

April 8th

Join us for a public talk exploring the connections between art, meditation and creativity. Continue »

Shambhala Art Parts 1&2

with Melinda Rothouse & Adam Sultan

April 9th—April 10th

Join us for a fun, experiential weekend exploring art, meditation, and creativity. No previous meditation or artistic experience required. Just bring your curiosity and beginner's mind! Continue »