Learn to Meditate

Our building is closed, but our community is open and ready to meet you where you are. We offer free instruction live online and many 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.

Due to the coronavirus, all our buildings are closed and all events are online. We are monitoring reports from health professionals to determine when it will be safe for us to resume in-person events.

In the meantime, we are continuing to offer a rich diversity of practice and educational programming online.

Ongoing Online Events 

All are welcome and these events are free or by donation. Please click the calendar link below to find zoom information for specific dates:


Where to Start | Monthly Calendar

Contact Center Director David Maynard 512-658-1703


Featured Programs

Saturday Morning Outside Sit

September 18th

The Austin Shambhala Meditation Center will hold outdoor sitting meditation on Saturday's, starting September 18th, under COVID-19 precautions. Continue »

Harvest of Peace Celebration

September 19th

Harvest of Peace is one of four annual Nyida Day celebrations in Shambhala culture. Each of these holidays mark the changing of the seasons. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Iris Ramos & Lynn Wolfe

October 2nd—October 3rd

ONLINE! Engaging the mind, we glimpse the world's magic without conceptual filters, and begin to discover a basic goodness, which is always present. Continue »

Peace in Plain Sight

with Adam Sultan

October 23rd—November 13th

In this time of uncertainty, how can we best address the personal and social challenges we face in our lives? Continue »

2021 Annual South-Central Regional Weekthun: The Cultivation of Mindfulness and Awareness on the Path of Liberation

with Acharya Moh Hardin & Shastri Linda Mockeridge

November 14th—November 21st

This is a week-long meditation retreat at the 1077 West Ranch outside of Bandera, Texas. With few exceptions, made on a case-by-case basis, we are restricting this retreat to people who have received the Covid-19 vaccination. Please register early to save Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Dr. Bobby Hudgins

December 4th—December 5th

This second weekend of Shambhala Training intensifies the discipline of meditation practice, enabling participants to work with obstacles that may have arisen as meditation practice develops. Continue »