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

San Antonio Shambhala Meditation Center 2018 Winter Solstice Celebration Sit-A-Thon

December 22nd

San Antonio Shambhala Meditation Center 2018 Winter Solstice Celebration Sit-A-Thon Fundraiser. Equal parts fundraiser and contemplative community-builder—join the good cause that is good for you! Continue »

Member Gathering: Shambhala Sadhana Potluck Feast

December 23rd

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. Interested in becoming a supporting member of Shambhala San Antonio? Please Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra Practice

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

January 6th (2019)

Open to all. Please be in the shrine room before the start of the practice, as, traditionally, people are not allowed into the shrine room after the practice begins. The Sadhana of Mahamudra is primarily a group practice, practiced by students of al Continue »

Member Gathering: Shambhala Sadhana Potluck Feast

January 20th (2019)

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. Interested in becoming a supporting member of Shambhala San Antonio? Plea Continue »

SASMC Community March

January 21st (2019)

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 »

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