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

Winter Solstice/Childen's Day Celebration

December 16th

Celebration of the winter solstice has its roots in many different cultures. The Shambhala community has drawn on traditional images associated with this time of year to create a distinctive and rich festival of our own. At a time when the weather begins Continue »

Member Gathering: Shambhala Sadhana Potluck Feast

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

December 31st

Supporting members are invited to join together in this potluck feast as we celebrate the profound and pervasive qualities of basic goodness in ourselves, others, and in society. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Shastri Betsy Pond

January 11th—January 18th (2018)

Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. We dare to face life and death as they are. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Doria Cross

January 18th—January 25th (2018)

This program provides an opportunity to deepen the experience and understanding of meditation for new students, with special attention on practical suggestions for establishing a sitting practice in the midst of our speedy society. Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

February 1st—February 8th (2018)

Meditation uncovers our wisdom. This wisdom is always present, and can be applied to transform confused situations and emotions into effective actions. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path. 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