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

Public Talk on Shambhala Art and Miksang

with Miriam Hall & Melinda Rothouse

July 31st

Join us for a public talk on Shambhala Art and Miksang contemplative photography with visiting Shambhala Art and Miksang teacher Miriam Hall and resident Shambhala Art teacher and Miksang practitioner Melinda Rothouse. Continue »

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 »

Weekly Dharma Talk: Choose Your Weapon

with Adam Sultan

August 17th

Please join us for our new Weekly Dharma Talk. Our inaugural evening will be led by Adam Sultan. Talk topic: Choose Your Weapon - the warrior's tools for contentment and compassion. 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 »

Weekly Dharma Talk: Misery is Optional

with Anna Marie Francis

August 24th

Please join us for our new Weekly Dharma Talk. This evening will be led by Anna Marie Francis. Talk topic: Misery is Optional - tips for a non-harmful lifestyle. Continue »