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.

Changes Due to COVID-19

The Austin Shambhala Center is currently closed. All on-site events are indefinitely suspended in order to mitigate the spread of the virus.  We will be monitoring reports from local, state and national health advisors to determine when it is safe for us to resume programming.

Please check our website regularly in order to learn about meetings and programs we are offering online.

It’s easy to feel disoriented, fearful and lonely in times such as this. Please use technology (phones, Zoom, Skype) to reach out to one another. This is also a good time to practice, read, do home retreats, garden, cook, take walks, clean that closet, and all those things we always said we wish we had more time to do. It is a good time to invoke the essence of the teachings we have received and give them a good test run: equanimity, lovingkindness, patience, generosity, discipline and skillful actions toward ourselves and others.

If you need special support, please contact David Maynard, head of Societal Health & Wellbeing, at [email protected]  This will likely be a very challenging time, especially as the weeks proceed. Please reach out for support!

Lauren Newton, center director

Featured Programs

Wednesday Evening Meditation & Conversations About Buddhism

April 1st

Please join us for public meditation practice and a facilitated group discussion via Zoom. Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation, Dharma Talk & Discussion

with Adam Sultan

April 5th

Online Zoom Meditation Gathering Continue »

White Tara Practice Session

with Shastri Larry Higgins

April 6th

In the face of the worldwide pandemic of COVID19, please join us for the healing, soothing practice of White Tara Continue »

Wednesday Evening Meditation & Conversations About Buddhism

April 8th

Please join us for public meditation practice and a facilitated group discussion via Zoom. Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation, Dharma Talk & Discussion

with Billy Boyar

April 12th

Online Zoom Meditation Gathering Continue »