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

Collective Guidance Meeting

July 10th—October 2nd

Monthly Collective Leadership Zoom meeting Continue »

Compassion Thursdays weekly book study

September 9th—February 17th (2022)

Your invitation to weekly Compassion Thursdays presented by the Shambhala Meditation Ctr. of San Antonio Continue »

2021 Buddhist Wisdoms and Realms series - The God Realm and the Jealous God Realm

with Shastri Betsy Pond

October 16th

2021 Buddhist Wisdoms and Realms series Continue »

Chris Park/Ruby City hybrid public meditation

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

October 17th—December 19th

Join us for a public meditation sit Continue »

The Art of Being Human--Level 1 Shambhala Training

October 23rd—October 24th

The Art of Being Human--Shambhala Training Level I Continue »

Recent News

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    You are invited to join us the first Saturday of each month, now through November, for meditation instruction and a sit at the Tobin Center. We’ll meet from 9-10am in … Continue