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.



Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Yeshe Clarke

April 21st—May 26th

Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. We dare to face life and death as they are. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goe Continue »

Basic Goodness III

with Shastri Stephen Clarke

May 6th—June 10th

The third and final course of the Basic Goodness Series asks the question, “What is real?” and explores various approaches to it. How do we know what is real? How might we begin to ask this question in a way that is meaningful for our everyday lives? I Continue »

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Linda Catling & Shastri Stephen Clarke

May 8th—July 25th

Bravery: The Living Buddha Within You

with Frank Berliner

May 22nd—May 24th

Chogyam Trungpa often said to us, “You don’t really want to wake up.” To dedicate ourselves to an authentic spiritual path requires courage and total commitment. We must deal with the fact that the culture we live in distracts us endlessly with its neu Continue »

Learn to Meditate

May 26th

This is an introductory class in meditation in which we will learn and explore a basic technique. Register or just stop by. The class is free. Continue »