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

SASMC Community March

January 21st

Greetings and Happy New Year everyone. Members of the San Antonio Shambhala Meditation Center will be participating in the MLK Jr. March on Monday, January 21, and is inviting other members, family, and friends in the community to come join us. Continue »

Mamo Chants

January 25th—February 3rd

The mamo chant is recited in order to pacify the karmic cause of personal, social, and environmental chaos that accumulates at the year's end. It is an elaborate protector offering. By reciting the chant, we tune into the protector principle of awareness Continue »

Buddhism 2.0.: The Mahayana Path

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

January 26th

This will be an overview for anyone interested in taking their bodhisattva vow (Must have already taken Refuge Vow) Continue »

Becoming a Buddhist: Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels

with Philip Castillo

January 30th

This class will discuss the meaning and process of becoming a Buddhist and taking the Refuge Vow. Open to everyone and highly recommended for those wishing to formally take the Refuge Vow with Acharya Moh Hardin on February 19, 2019. 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