Mindfulness meditation is the foundation of all that we do at the Shambhala Meditation Center. Originating from Shakyamuni Buddha, this 2,500 year-old practice of self-discovery is rooted in the simple, but revolutionary premise that every human being has the ability to cultivate the mind's inherent stability, clarity and strength in order to be more awake and compassionate in everyday life.
Learn to Meditate
"The human mind is by nature joyous, calm, and very clear. In meditation
we're letting our mind be as it is to begin with."
--Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Free meditation instruction is available Sundays at 11 AM and Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. No pre-arrangements are necessary. Just come on by and get to know your own mind. We hope you'll join us during our public meditation hours.
Public Meditation Hours
- Sundays from 9 AM - Noon.
- Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7 - 8 PM
- Wednesday nights from 7 - 7:30 PM
Continuing Your Practice
Along with the classes and practice opportunities at the center, you might want to work with a Meditation Instructor or a Shambhala Guide - both are specially trained to provide guidance in the practice path.
Shambhala Guides have been trained to provide initial meditation instruction and to offer a follow-up meeting in which they can also refer students to a Meditation Instructor (MI) if they desire.
Meditation Instructors are advanced practitioners who have been trained to provide ongoing instruction, support, and guidance.
Most of us at the Center have found it tremendously useful to develop an ongoing relationship with an MI. There is no charge for this, and all communications between student and MI or Guide are confidential.
After you have been to the center for initial instruction, if you would like to schedule a meeting with a Shambhala Guide or Meditation Instructor, please contact our Meditation Instruction Coordinator, Miriam Klotz, for advice or recommendations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-452-2964. Or you can choose an MI on your own (there is a link to the list of MIs at the top-left side of this page).