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 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM on Sunday mornings. Please join us for our regular public sit times on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 PM and on Sunday mornings from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

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

Amrita: The Cure—Wisdom, Compassion, and Power

May 26th

We will be practicing Amrita this Saturday at 11:00am for our ill sangha members. Please feel welcomed to come and practice, and if you have a loved one you would like to practice for as well, submit their name to Vinny Dorazio [email protected] Continue »

Basic Goodness I: Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

June 7th—June 14th

This course asks the question “Who am I?” and focuses on the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddhanature, and the confidence of warriorship. Continue »

Midsummer Day Celebration

June 23rd

Midsummer Day is an opportunity for families and friends in Shambhala to enjoy summer fun together. The day might include picnics, swimming and boating, outdoor sports, and music and dance performances. It begins with a lhasang (a traditional offering of Continue »

Exploring Buddhism: The Bodhisattva Warrior and the Six Paramitas

with Philip Castillo

June 30th

The six paramitas provide the bodhisattva -- or one who aspires to live an awakened life for others -- with guidelines for both practice and daily life. Continue »

Learn to Meditate: Turning the Mind Into an Ally

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

July 14th

Learn to train and calm the mind through the practice of meditation. Ideal for beginners as well as those who would like to stabilize and deepen their meditation experience. This afternoon workshop is based on Turning the Mind into an Ally, the best-selli Continue »

Recent News

  • 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