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

Basic Goodness II: How Can I Help?

with Shastri Iris Ramos & Christine Wetzl

September 19th—October 31st

This course in the Basic Goodness Series explores our relationship with others, our aspirations to help our world and aspects of social transformation. It focuses on our relations with family, our professional life, entertainment and the economy. Continue »

Courageous Conversations

September 24th

Please join us for a community event and discussion exploring issues of inclusivity and diversity within the Shambhala Community. Continue »

Death In Everyday Life

with Linda Murphy

October 2nd—October 23rd

In this series of three classes, we will explore the very real, everyday life experiences of aging, sickness and death. Continue »

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Iris Ramos

October 14th—October 15th

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 »