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.



Basic Goodness I

with Shastri Linda Catling

November 12th—December 17th

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 »

Learn to Meditate

November 25th

Our weekly Tuesday evening Learn to Meditate class is a gentle introduction to the practice of shamatha, or peaceful abiding meditation. It includes meditation instruction, short periods of sitting and walking meditation and discussion. It is an excellent Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

with Yeshe Clarke

November 25th—December 23rd

As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. This leads to a sense of joy and bravery. The mahayana teachings on compassion become the inspirat Continue »

Singing Through the Body: Meditation, Movement, and Finding Your Voice

with Jennifer Parde

November 30th

This workshop will be comprised of two parts: first, a guided group exploration and second, an instructional "master class", with personalized guidance and demonstration. During the first part of the workshop, Jennifer will lead the group through a se Continue »