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 (2020)

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 »

Exploring Shambhala

with Shastri Betsy Pond

October 19th

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Shambhala Cafe

October 20th

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. Continue »

Growing Brave Family Program: Mindfulness of Thoughts

with Chantal Pierre & Teresa Spicer

October 20th

n this class, children 3-12 will try a simple breath counting meditation to help highlight the “monkey mind”. We will also read a book about how the relief of being present leads to happiness and contentment, sing a song about happiness Continue »

Turning the mind into an ally

with Shastri Betsy Pond

October 26th

Instructions for living in an awakened way! Continue »

Recent News

  • Center closure schedule for October

    Please note that the center will be closed on Thursday Oct 31 (Halloween).  No public meditation and no book study group.