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.

We offer free meditation instruction at 7:00 PM on Tuesday evenings and from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM on Sunday mornings. 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

Midsummer Day Celebration at San Pedros Springs Park

June 22nd

Come celebrate the beginning of Summer! Midsummer Day is an opportunity for families and friends in Shambhala to enjoy summer fun together. It’s a celebration of the Nyida Day associated with the summer solstice. This year, we're hosting a Summer Solstice Continue »

Community Practice of the Shambhala Sadhana

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

June 28th

The Kongma Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche requests that on or near the full moon, we gather as a community throughout Shambhala to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. The San Antonio Shambhala community is invited to a community practice of the Shambhala Sadhana on Continue »

Maintaining a Meditation Practice: Strengthing Mindfulness Practice in a Busy World

with Philip Castillo

June 30th

Maintaining a regular meditation practice sounds wonderful! Perhaps we've tried the apps, come to the center, or simply tried to follow instructions from a book, but practicing regularly in a busy world can be a challenge! This course will explore how to Continue »

Learn to Meditate: Turning the Mind Into an Ally

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

July 14th

Learn to train and calm the mind through the practice of meditation. Ideal for beginners as well as those who would like to stabilize and deepen their meditation experience. This afternoon workshop is based on Turning the Mind into an Ally, the best-selli Continue »

Exploring Buddhism: The Eightfold Path

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

July 28th

Details coming soon. 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