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.

Please contact us with any questions and we look forward to meeting you soon!

New to Shambhala?

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 →

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

Compassion Thursdays weekly book study

September 12th—February 27th

Your invitation to weekly Compassion Thursdays at the San Antonio Meditation Center. Every Thursday Starting Sept 12 through the end of February 2020 the San Antonio Meditation Center will offer a weekly class for all! We will use Pema Chodron’s, Continue »

Cafe Shambhala w/meditation instruction

January 12th—May 10th

Let's get together! We offer a chance for our community to connect for fun and meditation to all levels practitioners. Food, fun and practice along with a dharma talk/discussion. Continue »

Center Cleaning Day

January 25th

A day to practice mindfulness of cleaning. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III - Warrior in the World

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

February 1st—February 2nd

In this program, the third in the sequence of Shambhala Training workshops, we build on the fearlessness we developed by examining our habitual tendencies in Level II. Continue »

Basic Buddhism - Kleshas and Dons

with Shastri Betsy Pond

February 8th

Learn about the kleshas and the dons! Continue »

Recent News

  • Sunday meditation instruction

    Meditation instruction will be available on two Sundays for the month of January 2020. Sunday Jan 12th, during Cafe Shambhala, at 10am. This is the regularly scheduled offering. Sunday Jan 19th, during the regular public sit, starting at 10am.  This is the additional offering.