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

Beginners Ikebana Class

with Toby Bernal & Leslie Ernst

February 24th

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

Inclusivity & Diversity Book Club: Radical Dharma

with Melinda Rothouse, Sadie Minkoff, Miguel Walker, Ryan Gamble

February 25th—May 6th

Beyond Enemies: Sacred Outlook & Social Transformation

with Acharya Fleet Maull

March 23rd—March 25th

This program will be a meditation-based, experiential weekend intensive designed to prepare participants to address our toughest social, cultural, environmental and political challenges... Continue »

Public Talk with Acharya Fleet Maull

with Acharya Fleet Maull

March 23rd

This public talk is the first session of the weekend program. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life (Weekly Class Version)

with Billy Boyar & Michelle Schreiber

March 27th—April 24th

An exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist Hinayana teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. Continue »