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.



Sadhana of Mahamudra Practice

August 14th—December 29th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a liturgical text is practiced on the new moon days. Composed by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in a sacred cave in Bhutan in 1968, the sadhana was an important turning point in his presentation of Continue »

Women's Practice & Study Group

with Shastri Linda Catling

December 5th—June 4th

Contentment In Everday Life

with Chris Kreeger

May 15th—June 12th

This course provides an exploration of mindfulness meditation, the foundational views of the hinayana Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. With meditation practice, we learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences. Dif Continue »

Memorial Day (Our Center will be closed)

May 30th

The Center is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Please check our Facebook page for more detailed info about the rest of the weekend. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

May 31st

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