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.



Shambhala Art, Part I & II

with Jennifer Parde

February 12th—February 14th

Shambhala Art can be seen as a process, a product, and an arts education program. As a process, it brings wakefulness and awareness to the creative and viewing processes through the integration of contemplation and meditation. Continue »

Live Broadcasting Event - Shambhala Meditation Training for Shambhala Educators

February 13th

Shambhala Educators (authorized Teachers, Meditation Instructors) are invited to this additional teaching and study program here at the BSMC on Sunday, Jan. 24, with the Sakyong, hosted by Acharya Daniel Hessey. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Yeshe Clarke

February 14th—March 20th

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 »

30's and Under Active Compassion

February 15th

30’s and Under, young meditator meet-up exploring ways to skillfully engage with issues affecting our society from a place of compassion. Meet-ups include: 30 minute group meditation Contemplation and compassion practice Dyad and group discussion Continue »

Learn to Meditate

February 16th

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