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 curriculum of Shambhala Buddhist 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.



Basic Goodness I: Who Am I?

with Chris Kreeger

April 20th—May 25th

This is the first of a three-part journey through the basic view and understanding of the Shambhala world, presented in an outer and accessible way. The series is oriented towards universal questions, that have arisen in some form throughout human history Continue »

Peacemaking in a Violent World, with Claude AnShin Thomas

April 30th—May 1st

"We who have fought in war know intimately about life and death", says Claude AnShin Thomas. He will share his inspiring spiritual odyssey from combat to becoming a Zen Buddhist Monk as a road map for any of us who are intersted to understand life and dea Continue »

Community Gathering - Haiku Hike at the Cylburn Arboretum (May 1)

May 1st

Please join us for our 1st Sundays Community Event. This includes Bodhi school for children (infants through grade 12), Parenting as a Path, Potluck lunches, and 1st Sunday Forum. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

May 3rd

An opportunity to begin a practice or refresh your practice. ALL WELCOME. Bring curious friends and relatives! Chairs and cushions provided. Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Yeshe Clarke

May 3rd—May 31st

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. Students will receive practical instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into effective actions as they arise. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include Continue »