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.

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The Sun Fund 2016 will be open for donations till Shambhala Day, February 27, 2017.
If you haven’t already donated, please consider making a contribution to help reduce our 2016 deficit.


Meditation in Everyday Life

with Robin Williams & Peng Zhang

January 3rd—January 31st

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 »

Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies: Emptiness

with Edward Hargadon, Paul Benson, Jennifer Parde

January 11th—February 8th

The Buddha taught the view of the Mahayana in the second and third turnings of the wheel of dharma. The second turning, given on Vulture Peak Mountain near Rajagriha, articulates the truth of sunyata, or emptiness, the doctrine that the apparently substa Continue »

Protecting Harmony:
The Desung Path

with Dennis Southward & Shari Vogler

January 20th—January 22nd

Baltimore offers Desung Training. "Desung" means bliss or harmony protector and its practice is a profound path arising out of the Shambhala Dorje Kasung tradition. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

January 26th

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

Open House Talk: Living with Death

with Beth Strommen

January 26th

What’s it like to live with a terminal illness? How does knowing that you are going to die impact your daily existence, your family, and your thoughts about dying? Beth will reflect on her journey and how this knowledge and experience has profoundly cha Continue »