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

Harvest of Peace

September 22nd

Please join us to celebrate our community and the fall equinox. Continue »

Basic Goodness I: Who Am I?

with Shastri Iris Ramos & Adam Sultan

September 25th—November 6th

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. Continue »

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Billy Boyar

September 29th—September 30th

We long for a truth that feels authentic, a truth that touches our heart with such power and sacredness that it cannot be denied. We point to this heart-felt truth with the words “Basic Goodness.” Continue »

Regional Weekthun Retreat: Bringing Light to a Dark Age

with Shastri Betsy Pond & Shastri Larry Higgins

October 7th—October 14th

Please join us for a week-long retreat of deep practice, dharma discussions and a culture of kindness and community - at our annual South Central Regional Weekthün. Continue »

Beginners Ikebana Class

with Toby Bernal & Leslie Ernst

October 13th

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