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.



Diversity Awareness

with Dr. Lisa Williams

October 9th—May 7th (2017)

Diversity Awareness is a program that is using anchor texts related to how to talk about race and cultural inclusivity, The team will participate in training designed to: (1.) develop a common language and understanding; (2.) identify tools that can be u Continue »

Basic Goodness I: Who Am I?

with Yeshe Clarke

October 26th—December 7th

This is the first of a three-part journey through the basic view and understanding of the Shambhala world, presented in an outer and accessible way. The series is oriented towards universal questions, that have arisen in some form throughout human history Continue »

Children's Day

December 4th

Please come celebrate our kids! At the time of Winter Solstice, we celebrate Children's Day to honor our children and to bring warmth, light and cheerfulness into the dark time of the year. Our sangha is our village, our clan, our family. Plea Continue »

Learn to Meditate

December 8th

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: Happier at work: The power of love to transform the workplace

with Shastri Gayle Van Gils

December 8th

This Open House Talk is based on Gayle Van Gils' new book by the same name. Her talk explores how compassion practices allow us to fundamentally alter our brains and habits. This allows our Basic Goodness to shine out and collaboration, creativity and hap Continue »