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

People of Color Group

January 18th

This group is for people who self identify as persons of color (POC). We will explore ways we have been affected by race and ethnicity, as well as any other aspects of our being that serve to construct or build our identity. Continue »

The View and Practice of the Hinayana and Mahayana

with Shastri Larry Higgins

January 19th

This class is intended for students interested in exploring the Hinayana and Mahayana teachings, and is open to anyone interested in studying the material. Continue »

Mamo Chant Recitations

January 25th—February 3rd

The Mamo Chant is an elaborate protector offering traditionally recited during the last lunar month of the Tibetan year. By reciting the chant, we tune into the protector principle of awareness and reconnect with sacred outlook. Continue »

Inviting the Dralas - Annual Deep Cleaning

February 3rd

On the Sunday before Shambhala Day, we gather together as a community for the traditional activity of cleaning up! Continue »

Shambhala Day, Year of the Earth Boar

February 5th

Please join us as we celebrate Shambhala Day and enter the New Year of the Earth Boar, welcoming its qualities of industriousness and trustworthiness, forgiveness and nurturing, honesty and humor. Continue »