Compassion Thursdays

March 28th—August 29th

Date details +
  • $50 Program Price
  • $50 Member Price
Room: Main Shrine Room
Invitation to Compassion Thursdays at the San Antonio Meditation Center!
Every Thursday Starting March 28th through the end of August, the San Antonio Meditation Center will offer a weekly class for all! 
Using Pema Chodron’s, “ Start Where you are: A Guide to Compassionate Living” we explore the tender-heartedness we can have for ourselves and others.This book uses everyday experiences that can help us learn to be ourselves and this learning increases our natural empathy and compassion we feel for others. 
These weekly Dharma studies will include the book discussion
and a fun review of the Lojong flash cards also by Pema Chodron.
March 28 through end of September -

Thursday nights 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. 

Price: $50 online for the entire series, or;

          $5.00 for each class the day you attend.


 Bring your own book or email us to set up payment for the book and class as a group order. Email:

More about the book:
This chapter a week study is perfect for those who want to understand how to help yourself and others live with the everyday heartache of existence and thrive. And although it offers a deeper dive into the Mahayana Path and a study for Bodhisattva warriors, everyone is welcomed and no previous experience in Buddhist studies is required. 

How to sign up to attend:

The best way: sign up before the first class and pay $50.00 online for the whole series. Please use PayPal or credit card online link here. You can also bring cash or check to the first class. Register for the series before if you like to make sure you’re signed up.

Drop-ins welcome. Each Class can be considered a stand-alone study unit. You can attend one or as many as you can fit into your schedule. 


How to pay: 

We want to make this available to everyone but also make sure we have the resources available for you and keep our lights on so help us by paying in a way that makes sense for you.  

For those who want to drop in as you can, you can pay $5.00 for each class the day you attend. On site payment we accept cash or check only. 


See you Thursdays! 

Vinny, Paul, Dena, Adriana, Linda and Betsy. 


Quote from the Pema Chodron book:

“When I first read the lojong teachings I was struck by their unusual message that we can use our difficulties and problems to awaken our hearts. Rather than seeing the unwanted aspects of life as obstacles, Jamgön Kongtrül presented them as the raw material necessary for awakening genuine uncontrived compassion: we can start where we are. If we are willing to stand fully in our own shoes and never give up on ourselves, then we will be able to put ourselves in the shoes of others and never give up on them. True compassion does not come from wanting to help out those less fortunate than ourselves but from realizing our kinship with all beings.”