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

Compassion Thursdays weekly book study

September 12th—February 27th (2020)

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 »

Community Meeting

December 7th

SAVE THE DATE. DETAILS TBA Continue »

Holiday Baking and Crafts Party

with Teresa Spicer

December 14th

The youngest bakers and crafters (3+) are invited to come prepare for Children's Day Continue »

San Antonio Shambhala Winter Meditation Sit-A-Thon

December 15th

San Antonio Shambhala Meditation Center 2019 Winter Solstice Celebration Sit-A-Thon Fundraiser. Equal parts fundraiser and contemplative community-builder—join the good cause that is good for you! Continue »

Growing Brave Family Program: Children's Day Winter Solistice

with Chantal Pierre & Teresa Spicer

December 15th

Shambhala Culture – Children’s Day (Winter Solstice) The Shambhala Children’s Program is based on the principles that all children embody innate goodness, curiosity, and kindness. We explore Buddhist and Shambhala themes through play, music, art, Continue »

Recent News

  • Center Holiday closure schedule

    The center will be closed for the holidays on Thursday, Nov 28th (Thanksgiving Day),Tuesday  Dec 24th (Christmas Eve) and Tuesday Dec 31st (New Year’s Eve).