Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

The Shambhala Meditation Center of San Antonio is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center offers public meditation, a core curriculum of Shambhala Buddhist teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.

We offer free meditation instruction at 7pm on Tuesday evenings and from 9:30 am to 10:30 am only on Sunday mornings. Please join us for our regular public sit times on Tuesday evening from 7-8pm and on Sunday mornings from 9am-Noon. Please contact us with any questions and we look forward to meeting you soon!

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Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

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Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

Featured Programs

Shambhala Day

February 9th

SHAMBHALA DAY marks the beginning of the New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. This year we will celebrate on two days with lots of exciting events to enjoy. Family and friends are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level V - Open Sky

with Shastri Betsy Pond

February 12th—February 14th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind, a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

More Shambhala Day

February 14th

SHAMBHALA DAY marks the beginning of the New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. This year we will celebrate on two days with lots of exciting events to enjoy. Family and friends are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II - Birth of the Warrior

with Billy Boyar

February 20th—February 21st

We see how meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Continue »

Basic Goodness III - What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

February 25th—March 31st

We will explore interdependence, exploring the display of reality, the role of mind in perception, and the teachings on emptiness and sacredness. There is an emphasis on the sacredness of the elemental, natural ecosystem. Continue »

Recent News

  • DreamWeek 2016

    DreamWeek event a big success

    Over 30 people filled our main meditation hall to capacity for our first ever DreamWeek event. As part of the city-wide celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision, participants in the Turning the Mind Into an Ally class explored how meditation practice can change us and the world. Along with receiving formal meditation instruction, participants had powerful … Continue