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

Courageous Conversations

November 3rd

Please join us for a community event and discussion exploring issues of inclusivity and diversity within the Shambhala Community. Continue »

Everyday Creativity: But is it Art?

with Melinda Rothouse & Adam Sultan

November 9th

Everyday Creativity, is a fun, informal exploration of the creative process from the perspective of mindfulness and living authentically. For creatives of all sizes! Continue »

Intermediate Ikebana Class: Gentle Courage

with Toby Bernal & Leslie Ernst

November 11th

In a small class setting, the intermediate student will be provided with instruction for at least 3 variation forms of Ikebana. The intermediate student will be encouraged to pursue a self-paced path of Ikebana with skilled guidance by Ikebana instructors Continue »

Miksang Level I: Touching the Phenomenal World

with Melinda Rothouse

November 11th—November 12th

This first level of training in Miksang contemplative photography purifies our visual perception by working directly with the elements of the visual field: color, light, form, and space. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life (Weekend Version)

January 27th—January 28th (2018)

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