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 - Cooperation: the Egolessness of Society

with Shastri Nick Kranz

June 2nd

Shastri Kranz will explore inspiration and challenges around evolving and changing social, economic, governmental, and environmental structures on a local and global level. Continue »

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Nick Kranz

June 3rd—June 4th

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 »

Mindful Dialog Skills

with Julie Smith

June 10th

In partnership with Leadership Austin and Conversation Corps. Continue »

An Introduction to the Shambhala Chant Book: Joining Heaven and Earth

with Christine Wetzl

June 18th

Please join us as we explore the view and practice of chanting. Continue »

Beginner/Intermediate Ikebana Class

with Toby Bernal & Leslie Ernst

June 24th

Ikebana is the contemplative practice of expressing gentleness and elegance through the art of simple flower arrangement. Continue »