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.



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 »

Thursday Night Open House 9/18/14

September 18th

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 »

Extraordinary Perception in D.C. (for tantrikas)

September 19th—September 20th

Public Talk with Acharya Susan Chapman

September 19th

Acharya Susan Chapman's talk on Friday night regarding her book, 5 Keys to Mindful Communication, will be free and open to the public. This is sure to be a great opportunity to meet with Acharya Chapman and learn about her wonderful book. Continue »