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 »

Harvest of Peace Celebration

September 22nd

Harvest of Peace, held to celebrate the autumn equinox, is an opportunity for us to gather, practice the teachings and focus on community building. Continue »

Families & Children in Shambhala Camping Trip 

October 4th—October 6th

Families & Children in Shambhala Camping Trip Join the Shambhala Meditation Center of San Antonio, Friday October 4th through Sunday October 6th for our annual Autumnal Growing Brave Families Camping Trip. Bring your sleeping bags, tent and campfire stor Continue »

Recent News

  • Meditation Instruction Schedule

      • Open House the first Tuesday of each month. Doors open at 6:30pm. Come early and join us for refreshments. Instruction starts at 7pm. • Third Sunday of each month. the center opens at 9:30 and instruction begins at 10am.