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.

Stronger Together in the Midst of Hardship

Due to the coronavirus, all our buildings are closed and all events are online. Please do not enter a building without permission from the center director. We are monitoring reports from health professionals to determine when it will be safe for us to resume in-person events.

It is easy to feel disoriented, fearful and lonely in times such as this. Please use technology to maintain connections with one another and allow space for your practice, reading, cooking, gardening, or other things you have always wished you had time for. This is a good time to embrace the essence of teachings we have received: equanimity, lovingkindness, patience, generosity, discipline and skillful actions toward ourselves and others. We have a large number of online programs that are more accessible than ever. Please join in!

As the weeks proceed we may feel increasingly impatient, weary or discouraged. If you could use a listening ear, please contact David Maynard, Center Director.

Featured Programs

Wednesday Free Meditation Instruction

December 2nd

ONLINE! Meditation instruction is available to anyone, free of charge. Continue »

Start Where You Are... and Keep Going

December 2nd

ONLINE! Meditation practice support open to anyone who has attended one of our Free Meditation Instruction sessions. Continue »

Wednesday Evening Meditation & Conversations About Buddhism

December 2nd

ONLINE! Please join us for public meditation practice and a facilitated group discussion via Zoom. Continue »

Young Meditators Group

December 3rd

ONLINE! The Young Meditators Group welcomes anyone in Austin between 18 and 39 who is curious about or committed to meditation and community Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

December 5th—December 6th

Having learned not to turn away from fear, we can extend this strength into everyday life situations. Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation, Dharma Talk & Discussion

with Shastri Iris Ramos

December 6th

ONLINE Zoom Meditation Gathering Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 7th

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 »

People of Color Meditation Group

December 11th

ONLINE! A group exploration for people who self identify as people of color working with how we have been affected by race, ethnicity or any other aspects of our being that serve to construct or build our identity. Continue »

Drala & the Cosmic Mirror - Sunday Morning Dharma Talk & Discussion

with Acharya Moh Hardin

December 13th

Everyone is most heartedly invited to this special teaching with our Regional Acharya. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice

December 14th

The Shambhala Sadhana is powerful in its direct approach to basic goodness Continue »