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

Cafe Shambhala Via Zoom

January 12th—May 10th

Let's get together! We offer a chance for our community to connect for fun and meditation to all levels practitioners. Food, fun and practice along with a dharma talk/discussion. Continue »

Growing Brave Family Program Spring Semester

with Chantal Pierre & Teresa Spicer

January 12th—April 19th

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

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 »

COVID-19 NOTIFICATION

March 19th—April 30th

COVID-19 COMMUNITY INFORMATION Due to the Covid-19 all events will be held via online Zoom meeting. You will receive the Zoom link after you register and pay for the class. You can email us with any questions at [email protected] . Continue »

Learn to Meditate

March 25th—May 27th

Join this Zoom call to receive meditation instruction Continue »

Recent News

  • Center Holiday closure schedule

    The center will be closed on the following dates for the holidays,Tuesday, Dec 24th (Christmas Eve), Thursday, Dec. 26th, Tuesday Dec 31st (New Year’s Eve) and Thursday, Jan 2nd, 2020