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

Public Talk - Changing The World Without Being A Jerk: The Crucial Practice of Politically Engaged Buddhism

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern

June 8th

Please join Ethan Nichtern, widely considered one of the most accessible and innovative of the current generation of Buddhist teachers, for a talk. Continue »

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern

June 9th—June 10th

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 »

Karma & the 12 Nidanas

with Adam Sultan & Iektje van Bolhuis

June 16th—June 17th

This weekend class examines the complex workings of karma and how to untangle ourselves from the web of confusion fueled by negative emotions and habitual patterns. Continue »

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 »

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 »