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

Collective Guidance Meeting

July 10th—October 2nd

Monthly Collective Leadership Zoom meeting Continue »

The Art of Being Human--Level 1 Shambhala Training

with Shastri Betsy Pond

August 7th—August 8th

The Art of Being Human--Shambhala Training Level I with Shastri Betsy Pond Continue »

Shelter in Place Meditation Retreat--Nyinthun

with Shastri Betsy Pond

August 14th

Shelter in Place 1 Day Meditation Retreat--Deepen your practice and explore the teachings with Shastri Betsy Pond Continue »

2021 Buddhist Wisdoms and Realms series - The Hungry Ghost Realm

with Shastri Betsy Pond & Paul Mulhern

August 21st

2021 Buddhist Wisdoms and Realms series Continue »

Growing Brave Family Program

September 12th - Date postponed or cancelled

Growing Brave Family Program Fall Semester Continue »

Recent News

  • San Antonio Shambhala

    Preparing to Reopen

    We’re excited to announce we are working on a partial reopening of the center, as soon as early June, with appropriate measures in place to keep everyone safe. Proof of … Continue