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

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


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

Beginner/Intermediate Ikebana Class

with Toby Bernal & Leslie Ernst

June 24th

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

Contemplative Creativity Lab

with Melinda Rothouse & Adam Sultan

June 24th

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

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Alan Holt & Michelle Schreiber

August 17th—September 14th

This course teaches mindfulness meditation and shows us how this practice can improve our daily lives in the most practical sense. We experience what happens when we stop avoiding ourselves and the present moment and practice being with what is. Continue »

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri David Stone

September 30th—October 1st

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »