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.



Heart of Recovery 7/28/14

July 28th

The Heart of Recovery group gathers every Monday at 8pm to discuss addictions, dependencies, and compulsive behaviors using the complementary wisdoms of Shambhala Buddhism and 12-step programs. It adheres to common 12-step form regarding confidentiality, Continue »

Learn to Meditate 7/29/14

July 29th

Our weekly Learn to Meditate class is a gentle introduction to the practice of shamatha, or peaceful abiding meditation. It includes meditation instruction, short periods of sitting and walking meditation, discussion, with a reception to follow. It is an Continue »

Self & Collective Healing for Social Justice: Mindfulness Awareness = Medicine + Magic for our Movements with nisha ahuja & Melissa Moore

July 30th

Using the foundations of calm-abiding/insight meditation (based in Tibetan Buddhist teachings), dyad/large-group discussion, and our own innate wisdom, we will explore and go deeper with how to use mindfulness-awareness/mind training practices as a path t Continue »

Thursday Night Open House 7/31/14

July 31st

Our free, weekly, Thursday Evening Open House is for everybody. For those interested in learning the meditation technique, there is meditation instruction at 7:00, while others sit from 7:00-7:45. At 7:45 there is a tea/reception, followed by an Open Ho Continue »