Welcome to the Baltimore Shambhala Center

The Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center offers daily public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in contemplative arts. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help Baltimoreans of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness and humor.



Thursday Night Open House 8/28/14

August 28th

Our weekly open house is a perfect introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings and an opportunity to connect with other practitioners. It begins with a group meditation practice, followed by tea and socializing. Then, there is an open talk by one of Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Shastri Stephen Clarke

September 2nd—September 30th

The Meditation in Everyday Life course is designed to provide students with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of our liv Continue »

Shambhala Orientation Class

September 4th

Do you have questions about where we are going, and about the path? These questions will be looked at and addressed in a classroom setting for students working on the Shambhala path and for those who are curious. These classes will be conducted on Thursda Continue »

Drala (Work and Play) Day

September 13th

Twice a year we come together to clean, organize and refresh the space we congregate in to share food, conversation, and meditation. It’s a fun day, and we work together to clear out what isn’t working and invite in what will support us in our practice an Continue »

Extraordinary Perception in D.C. (for tantrikas)

September 19th—September 20th