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.

During the summer we offer free meditation instruction at 7:00 PM on Tuesday evenings. 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

Shambhala Training Level II - Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

December 8th—December 9th

Save the date. More information to follow. Continue »

Mindfulness during the Holidays

with Doria Cross

December 12th

San Antonio Shambhala Meditation Center 2018 Winter Solstice Celebration Sit-A-Thon

December 22nd

San Antonio Shambhala Meditation Center 2018 Winter Solstice Celebration Sit-A-Thon Fundraiser. Equal parts fundraiser and contemplative community-builder—join the good cause that is good for you! Continue »

Member Gathering: Shambhala Sadhana Potluck Feast

December 23rd

Supporting members are invited to join together in this potluck feast as we celebrate the profound and pervasive qualities of basic goodness in ourselves, others, and in society. Interested in becoming a supporting member of Shambhala San Antonio? Please 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