The best support for regular and consistent meditation practice is that we enjoy doing it.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


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

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Alan Holt & Michelle Schreiber

August 17th—September 14th

This 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 »

Qigong I & II

with Acharya Dale Asrael

September 9th—September 10th

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. Take this rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique lineages, neither of which have previously been fully transmitted to students in the West. Continue »

Beginners Ikebana Class

with Toby Bernal & Leslie Ernst

September 16th

Beginner Ikebana Class taught by teachers Toby Bernal and Leslie Ernst. Continue »

Basic Goodness II: How Can I Help?

with Shastri Iris Ramos & Christine Wetzl

September 19th—October 31st

This course in the Basic Goodness Series explores our relationship with others, our aspirations to help our world and aspects of social transformation. It focuses on our relations with family, our professional life, entertainment and the economy. Continue »

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Iris Ramos

October 14th—October 15th

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 »