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

March 5th—August 27th

Your invitation to weekly Compassion Thursdays at the San Antonio Meditation Center. Every Thursday Starting Sept 12 through the end of February 2020 the San Antonio Meditation Center will offer a weekly class for all! We will use Pema Chodron’s, Continue »

Growing Brave Family Program Summer Session

with Chantal Pierre & Teresa Spicer

May 17th—August 9th

Our Growing Brave family program for families with children between 3 and 12 years old Continue »

Learn to Meditate (Zoom meditation)

May 20th—July 26th

Join this Zoom call to receive meditation instruction Continue »

Compassion to Inner Awareness with Acharya Moh Hardin

July 12th

Compassion to Inner Awareness with Acharya Moh Hardin Continue »

Basic Buddhism: Mindfulness and Awareness/Shamatha-Vipashyana

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge & Dena Lackey

July 18th

Basic Buddhism: Mindfulness and Awareness/Shamatha and Vipashyana  With Shartri Linda Mockeridge and Dena Lackey Continue »

Recent News

  • White Tara Practice Session with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

    Please join us for the healing, soothing practice of White Tara. Emanated from the tears of the compassionate Avalokiteshvara, peaceful White Tara is said to witness the suffering of beings through her seven eyes, and she soothes their fear, calms their anguish, heals their suffering, restores their health—both individual and communal—and extends their lives. This is a … Continue