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.



Learn to Meditate

September 8th

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

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Shastri Stephen Clarke

September 8th—October 6th

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 »

Life of the Buddha

September 9th—October 7th

This course explores the life and teachings of the Buddha, the development of the early sangha, and concludes with a brief look at how Buddhism spread and continues to develop. Continue »

1st Sunday Community Gathering

September 13th

Please join us for our 1st Sundays Community Event. This includes Bodhi school for children (infants through grade 12), Parenting as a Path, Potluck lunches, and starting in October a 1st Sunday Forum. Continue »

Open House Talk and Book Signing

with Susan Piver

September 17th

Please join us for this special Open House Talk and book signing with author, teacher, and speaker, Susan Piver. Ms. Piver is a mindfulness expert, meditation teacher, entrepreneur, and a professional speaker on topics including innovation, communication Continue »