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.

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

Joy in Everyday Life

with Christine Wetzl

August 20th—September 17th

When we're low on energy and inspiration, we often reach for the very things that drain us. Caffeine, screens, sweets... We forget that embracing a regular spiritual practice provides all the ground we need to feel human again. Continue »

The Good News and the Bad News of Ego

with Rita Ricardo

August 24th - Date postponed or cancelled

Together we will look at the solid-like reality of our daily lives when seen through the lens of ego, so that we can begin to touch and be touched by the spaciousness of our own sanity. Continue »

Beginner's Ikebana Class

with Shastri Iris Ramos

September 7th

Ikebana is the contemplative practice of expressing gentleness and elegance through the art of simple flower arrangement. Continue »

The Basic Goodness of Conflict: A Mindful Exploration of Conflict Transformation

with Geoff Cox

September 14th—September 15th

In this weekend, we will explore bringing the depth of our spiritual practice into intimate contact with the chaos, complexity and conflict in our own hearts and minds, our relationships, and our communities. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Larry Higgins & Adam Sultan

September 21st—September 22nd

Engaging the mind, we glimpse the world's magic without conceptual filters, and begin to discover a basic goodness, which is always present. Continue »