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

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 »

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Thursday Evening Meditation)

June 6th

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 »

The Great Mother of Wisdom: Shambhala Buddhist Teachings of the Sacred Feminine

with Iektje van Bolhuis

June 15th

Within our own being there is a dance of masculine and feminine energy that manifests in our minds, bodies, lives, society, and in the universe itself. Continue »

Encountering Basic Goodness: Shambhala Training Level 1

with Dr. Shanté Smalls

June 22nd—June 23rd

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 »