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

November 12th—February 18th

Your invitation to weekly Compassion Thursdays at the San Antonio Meditation Center. Continue »

Growing Brave Family Program Spring Semester

January 10th—April 11th

Growing Brave Family Program Spring Semester with Teresa Spicer and Chantal Pierre Continue »

Basic Goodness III What is real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

January 13th—February 17th

What is real? The Basic Goodness of Reality Continue »

Transforming Unwanted Circumstances into the Path of Enlightenment

with Acharya Moh Hardin

February 6th—February 7th

Transforming Unwanted Circumstances into the Path of Enlightenment Continue »

Shelter in Place Meditation Retreat--Nyinthun

February 13th

Shelter in Place Meditation Retreat with Shastri Betsy Pond 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