Programs

Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Course II: The Second Noble Truth: The 5 Skandhas

with Acharya Dale Asrael & John Rockwell

July 16th—August 20th

This series of courses provides an in-depth exploration of the foundational Buddhist teachings of the Hinayana through the lens of the Shambhala terma teachings. Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation, Dharma Talk & Discussion

with Rita Ricardo

August 16th

ONLINE Zoom Meditation Gathering Continue »

Heart of Recovery

August 17th

ONLINE! We welcome all Twelve Step participants who have an interest in combining the principles of their program of recovery with Buddhist teachings and practices. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 17th

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 »

Start Where You Are... and Keep Going

August 19th

ONLINE! Meditation practice support open to anyone who has attended one of our Free Meditation Instruction sessions. Continue »

Wednesday Free Meditation Instruction

August 19th

ONLINE! Meditation instruction is available to anyone, free of charge. Continue »

Wednesday Evening Meditation & Conversations About Buddhism

August 19th

ONLINE! Please join us for public meditation practice and a facilitated group discussion via Zoom. Continue »

The Heroic Challenge of Inclusivity: Embracing the Mythical Coward - A Regional Practice Intensive

with Shastri Iris Ramos

August 20th—August 23rd

In this time of increased awareness of the worldwide systemization of racial inequalities, the ballooning COVID-19 pandemic and great personal hardships, this practice intensive will emphasize the profound importance of being present, as well as the impor Continue »

Young Meditators Group

August 20th

ONLINE! The Young Meditators Group welcomes anyone in Austin between 18 and 39 who is curious about or committed to meditation and community Continue »

People of Color Meditation Group

August 21st

ONLINE! A group exploration for people who self identify as people of color working with how we have been affected by race, ethnicity or any other aspects of our being that serve to construct or build our identity. Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation, Dharma Talk & Discussion

with Jake Lorfing

August 23rd

ONLINE Zoom Meditation Gathering Continue »

LGBT Dharma Group

August 23rd

ONLINE! Austin LGBT Dharma Group is a Buddhist-oriented group whose purpose is to provide a gay/lesbian/transgender-friendly environment for genuine exploration of Buddhist teachings and how they apply to our lives. Continue »

Heart of Recovery

August 24th

ONLINE! We welcome all Twelve Step participants who have an interest in combining the principles of their program of recovery with Buddhist teachings and practices. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice

August 24th

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

Death in Everyday Life Group

August 25th

ONLINE! Thinking about death? Noticing you are aging? This is the group for you. We will question, discuss, and learn. Please join us. All are welcome. Continue »

Start Where You Are... and Keep Going

August 26th

ONLINE! Meditation practice support open to anyone who has attended one of our Free Meditation Instruction sessions. Continue »

Wednesday Free Meditation Instruction

August 26th

ONLINE! Meditation instruction is available to anyone, free of charge. Continue »

Wednesday Evening Meditation & Conversations About Buddhism

August 26th

ONLINE! Please join us for public meditation practice and a facilitated group discussion via Zoom. Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation, Dharma Talk & Discussion

August 30th

ONLINE Zoom Meditation Gathering Continue »

Heart of Recovery

August 31st

ONLINE! We welcome all Twelve Step participants who have an interest in combining the principles of their program of recovery with Buddhist teachings and practices. Continue »

Guided Tonglen Practice Session

August 31st

Please join us for the healing practice of Tonglen Continue »

Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Larry Higgins

September 5th—September 6th

ONLINE! Engaging the mind, we glimpse the world's magic without conceptual filters, and begin to discover a basic goodness, which is always present. Continue »

Kids First!!

September 6th

ONLINE! Meditation instruction and mindfulness activities for children. Continue »

The Shambhala Household

with Joanne Trubitt

September 12th—October 3rd

As practitioners, how can we create an uplifted environment that supports our intention to wake up and brings a sense of dignified relaxation to our daily life? Continue »

Member's Community Gathering

September 12th

At this Zoom meeting we will focus on community building: Continue »

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Shastri Betsy Pond

September 19th—September 20th

Death in Everyday Life Group

September 28th

ONLINE! Thinking about death? Noticing you are aging? This is the group for you. We will question, discuss, and learn. Please join us. All are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

October 17th—October 18th

This second weekend of Shambhala Training intensifies the discipline of meditation practice, enabling participants to work with obstacles that may have arisen as meditation practice develops. Continue »

Protector Principle

with Billy Boyar & Lynette Melnar

November 7th—November 14th

Testing, please ignore

with Morgan Knicely

December 31st