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 7:00 PM on Tuesday evenings and from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Sunday mornings. Please join us for our regular public sit times on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 PM and on Sunday mornings from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Beginning March 2, the center has expanded the opportunities available for public sits.  Additional public sits will be on Thursdays from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. There will be no meditation instruction given at these sits. 

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

Ikebana Weekend Intensive

with Doria Cross

October 29th—October 30th - Date postponed or cancelled

Due to low registrations program is RESCHEDULED to April 8 & 9, 2017 Continue »

Community Meeting, Lunch, and Membership Activity

October 30th

DATE CHANGE - Enjoy a meeting with your community, lunch, and a membership activity. Continue »

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Chants - But Were Afraid to Ask!!

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge, Shastri Betsy Pond, Heather Wenrich

November 3rd—November 17th

So. . .who are those people named in our chants. . .and what do the chants mean? Please join us for and introduction and explanation of some of the chants that are chanted at our public sits. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I - The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

November 5th—November 6th

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 »

Community Members Shambhala Sadhana

November 13th

All members of the Shambhala Community are invited to practice the beautiful and inspiring Shambhala Sadhana. The Sadhana is a way to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and enlightened society. Continue »

Recent News

  • The Sakyong addresses the community

    Shambhala Day Celebration

    The community celebrated Shambhala Day and the beginning of the year of the fire monkey over a rich and joyful several days. Festivities began on Tuesday, February 9, with a toast to the rising Great Eastern Sun. The space and the community were all blessed and purified through a rousing lhasang smoke ceremony. The morning … Continue