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

Public Talk with Acharya Fleet Maull

with Acharya Fleet Maull

March 23rd

This public talk is the first session of this weekend's program Beyond Enemies: Sacred Outlook & Social Transformation. All are welcome to attend the talk. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life (Weekly Class Version)

with Billy Boyar & Michelle Schreiber

March 27th—April 24th

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

Basic Goodness III: What is Real? (Weekend Version)

with Shastri Larry Higgins & Lynn Wolfe

April 14th—April 15th

This course in the Basic Goodness series asks the question "What is Real?" and emphasizes reconnecting with the natural and elemental world around us. Continue »

Beginners Ikebana Class

with Toby Bernal & Leslie Ernst

April 28th

Beginner Ikebana Class taught by teachers Toby Bernal and Leslie Ernst. Continue »

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern

June 9th—June 10th

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 »