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

Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Course V: The Fourth Noble Truth: The Path of Shila, Samadhi, and Prajna

with Acharya Marianne Bots & Acharya Eric Spiegel

January 21st—February 25th

Exploring the nuts and bolts of entering the stream of the Buddha's teaching and of walking the path from multiple perspectives of practitioners. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

February 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 »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Larry Higgins & David Maynard

February 2nd—March 2nd

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

Life and Sutras of the Buddha

with Billy Boyar

February 6th—February 27th

Exploring the Pali Canon along with traditional life stories of the Buddha. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice

February 8th

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

Shambhala Day 2021: The Year of the Iron Ox

February 14th

Our largest annual community celebration celebrating the Shambhala New Year is in the works!. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Shastri Iris Ramos

March 6th—March 7th

In this fifth and final level of the Heart of Warriorship training, we will learn to inhabit the gentleness, openness, and precision of our true nature so that the present moment can unfold around us in all its vivid brilliance. 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 »