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

Refuge Vows

with Acharya Moh Hardin

March 3rd

The refuge vow marks the decision to commit oneself wholeheartedly to the Buddhist path and to further one's practice and training. It is the formal commitment to being a Buddhist. Continue »

Member's Community Gathering

March 10th

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

Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Parinirvana

April 4th

On the anniversary of the parinirvana (death of an enlightened being) of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the whole community is invited to practice the profound Sadhana of Mahamudra. Continue »

Awakening Your Five Wisdom Energies: The Practice of Maitri

with Acharya Richard John

April 5th—April 7th

Working in the spacious and accommodating environment of Maitri, or loving kindness, one can begin to access the wisdom found at the heart of one’s most confused and difficult states of mind. Continue »

Sources of Shambhala Buddhism: Kagyu and Nyingma Traditions and the Drala lineage of Mukpo

with Adam Sultan

April 27th

An introduction to the central lineages and primary figures that comprise the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Continue »