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 »

Ashe Mahamudra Retreat with Acharya Susan Chapman

September 22nd—September 24th

Restricted to tantrikas Continue »

Rigden Weekend

with Acharya Susan Chapman

September 26th—September 28th

This program focuses on teachings of enlightened leadership. With the great problems now facing human society, it seems increasingly important to find simple ways to bring compassionate and strong leadership to the world, even in small ways. Continue »

The Art of Community

with Heather Kasdan

October 5th—April 5th (2015)

Art of Community will create expressive art projects that share how meditation can be incorporated into various parts of our personal lives and to visualize an enlightened society based on the Shambhala teachings. Using storytelling and the meditative art Continue »

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Stephen Clarke

October 10th—October 12th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. This weekend introduce Continue »