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—March 25th

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 »

2021 Buddhist Wisdoms and Realms series - The Ratna Family

with Shastri Betsy Pond & Teresa Spicer

March 20th

2021 Buddhist Wisdoms and Realms series Continue »

2021 Buddhist Wisdoms and Realms series - The Padma Family

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge & Paul Mulhern

April 17th

2021 Buddhist Wisdoms and Realms series Continue »

Growing Brave Family Program Summer Semester

May 9th—August 8th

Growing Brave Family Program Summer Semester 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