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 I - The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

October 27th—October 28th

Prerequisite for Level I: None, all are welcome to attend. Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as gen Continue »

Tibetan Calligraphy: Past, Presence, and Practice

with Troy Smith & Vinny Dorazio

November 3rd

All are Welcome! If you are a real person (or a fake person … or you aren’t sure) looking for a new perspective on art, calligraphy, or practice, please read on. Calligraphy is the beautiful writing of the world. It is created, by hand, with only four Continue »

Saturday Night Public Talk- Introduction to Kyudo- Japanese Archery as Meditative Practice

with Toby Bernal

November 3rd

November 3 Saturday Night Public Talk Introduction to Kyudo- Japanese Archery as Meditative Practice With Toby Bernal from the Austin Shambhala Center 7-9 pm Free & all are welcome! Continue »

Introduction to Kyudo

November 4th

Introduction to Kyudo: Japanese archery taught as meditative practice Continue »

Who am I? The basic goodness of being human (Basic Goodness I)

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

November 8th—November 15th

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human This course asks the question, “Who am I?” and explores the sense of self. It includes teachings on selflessness, the arising of ego, and enlightened-nature. We practice contemplative investigations of the self 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