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

Sunday Morning Meditation, Dharma Talk & Discussion

with Lynette Melnar

February 28th

ONLINE Zoom Meditation Gathering Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

March 1st

ONLINE! This sadhana is a binding factor for our community because students at all levels of practice can participate and receive a true experience or understanding of the spiritual path Continue »

Living in the Challenge with Courage and Compassion

with Holly Gayley

April 2nd

This talk explores how we can take adversity as the path, allowing us to build the capacity to meet difficulty in our own lives and respond to the social and ecological challenges of our times. Continue »

Tonglen: One-Day Compassion Retreat

with Holly Gayley

April 3rd

Expanding our hearts can actually nourish our own wellbeing, help us develop resilience in living day to day while serving others, and support us in striving for the benefit of all. Continue »