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

Ikebana Class

with Shastri Iris Ramos

February 22nd - Date postponed or cancelled

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

Member's Community Gathering

February 23rd

At this Gathering we will focus on community building: Continue »

Shambhala Day: Year of the Iron Mouse

February 24th

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism Continue »

Children's Blessing

with Acharya Moh Hardin

March 1st

This brief and simple ceremony celebrates and welcomes new beings—babies and children alike!—into our Shambhala community. Continue »

Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Moh Hardin

March 1st

The bodhisattva vow is taken by practitioners who have already taken the refuge vow. It is further commitment to put others before oneself and to work wholeheartedly for their benefit. Continue »