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 (New Moon)

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, it is written with the expressed intention of overcoming the obstacles of spiritual materialism in our practice, our liv Continue »

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 »

Contentment In Everday Life

with Edward Hargadon

October 25th—November 29th

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 »

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 »

End of Life Matters

October 28th—October 30th

Join us for a weekend of exploring how preparing for our own death can bring greater meaning and peace into everyday life. End of Life Matters begins with a Thursday evening Open House talk on the Buddhist View of Death and Dying. Continue »