PLEASE NOTE: Maintenance and repairs continue. For the coming week (June 18-23) the main building will be closed. Alaya will be the only open space. Here are programs that are happening:
  • MondayFriday:  The morning and evening public sits will take place in Alaya all week.
  • Monday:  Heart of Recovery will take place in Alaya.
  • Wednesday:  Free Meditation Instruction in Alaya from 6:30 -7:15pm; followed by a short public sit and Conversations.
  • Thursday:  Young Meditators Group – check back for an update.
  • Friday:  Kyudo Public Talk in Alaya.
  • Saturday:  The Shambhala Educators Meeting will take place in the Main Meditation Hall. The YMG planning meeting will take place in Alaya.
  • SundayAt this time, we hope to re-open all spaces on Sunday June 24.


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

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Lynn Wolfe & Rita Ricardo

August 16th—September 13th

This course teaches mindfulness meditation and shows us how this practice can improve our daily lives in the most practical sense. We experience what happens when we stop avoiding ourselves and the present moment and practice being with what is. Continue »

Basic Goodness I: Who Am I?

with Shastri Iris Ramos & Adam Sultan

September 18th—October 30th

The Basic Goodness Series courses are interactive and aspire to create a learning environment where the teachings are intimate, and also relevant to the times in which we live. The classes are open to everyone, without prerequisites. Continue »

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Dr. Shante Smalls

September 29th—September 30th

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 »

Regional Weekthun Retreat: Bringing Light to a Dark Age

with Shastri Betsy Pond & Shastri Larry Higgins

October 7th—October 14th

Please join us for a week-long retreat of deep practice, dharma discussions and a culture of kindness and community - at our annual South Central Regional Weekthün. Continue »