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 Lynn Wolfe & Rita Ricardo

August 16th—September 13th

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 »

Beginners Ikebana Class

with Toby Bernal & Leslie Ernst

September 8th

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

Basic Goodness I: Who Am I?

with Shastri Iris Ramos & Adam Sultan

September 18th—October 30th

The Basic Goodness Series courses are interactive and aspire to create a learning environment where the teachings are intimate, and also relevant to the times in which we live. The classes are open to everyone, without prerequisites. Continue »

Public Talk: The Revolution of Enlightened Society

with Dr. Shante Smalls

September 28th

More details to come... Continue »

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Dr. Shante Smalls

September 29th—September 30th

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 »