The best support for regular and consistent meditation practice is that we enjoy doing it.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


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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.

Katie Baingbridge

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

Contentment in Everyday Life (Weekly Class Version)

with Lynn Wolfe & Sadie Minkoff

March 28th—April 25th

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

Basic Goodness I: Who Am I?

with Shastri Iris Ramos & Billy Boyar

April 6th—May 18th

The Basic Goodness Series courses are interactive and aspire to create a learning environment where the teachings are intimate, and also relevant to the times in which we live. The classes are open to everyone, without prerequisites. Continue »

Public Talk: The Power of Openness

with Acharya Moh Hardin

April 7th

Please join us for a talk by one of our visiting senior teachers. Continue »

Contemplative Creativity Lab

with Melinda Rothouse & Adam Sultan

April 8th

Join us for a fun, informal exploration of the creative process based on Chogyam Trungpa's dharma art teachings. Continue »

Journey to the Heart

with Acharya Moh Hardin

April 22nd—April 23rd

In this weekend workshop, we will explore the warrior’s journey to the heart of the matter, to the heart of the dharma, and to the heart of our humanity. Continue »