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

July 30th—October 29th

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 »

Growing Brave Family Program Fall Semester

with Chantal Pierre & Teresa Spicer

September 13th—December 6th

Our Growing Brave family program for families with children between 3 and 12 years old Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice

with Shastri Betsy Pond

September 21st—December 14th

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Continue »

Gratitude in the Time of Chaos fundraiser

September 27th—October 27th

Gratitude in the Time of Chaos building and maintaince fundraiser. Continue »

Guided Tonglen Practice Session

September 28th—December 21st

Guided Tonglen Practice Session Continue »

Recent News

  • Tuesday Evening Public Meditation Via Zoom.

    Join us on Tuesday evenings for an hour of meditation practice with Shambhala Buddhist chants to open and close practice.  Everyone is always welcome!   Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/267006194