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

Public Talk: Encountering Basic Goodness - Pride Month Edition

with Dr. Shanté Smalls

June 21st

Special Engagement for underrepresented communities in buddhist sanghas Continue »

Encountering Basic Goodness: Shambhala Training Level 1

with Dr. Shanté Smalls

June 22nd—June 23rd

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 »

Midsummer Day Celebration

June 23rd

This summer solstice celebration is open to everyone, all ages, and is the perfect outdoor event to share with neighbors and friends Continue »

Member's Community Gathering

June 30th

These monthly community gatherings offer space to come together, share experiences, and work our way forward. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Thursday Evening Meditation)

July 4th

This sadhana is a binding factor for our community because students at all levels of practice can participate and receive a true experience or understanding of the spiritual path. Continue »