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

Lineage and Devotion: Discovering Human Wisdom Through A Spiritual Path

with Adam Sultan

April 27th

An introduction to the central lineages and primary figures that comprise the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Thursday Evening Meditation)

May 2nd

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 »

Ikebana Class

with Shastri Iris Ramos

May 4th

Ikebana is the contemplative practice of expressing gentleness and elegance through the art of simple flower arrangement Continue »

Right Use of Power

May 25th—May 26th

Right Use of Power is a dynamic way to explore issues of ethics and power, both personal and professional. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life (Weekly Class Version)

with Adam Sultan & Rita Ricardo

May 28th—June 25th

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