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.



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

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Yeshe Clarke

May 29th—May 31st

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. This weekend introduce Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 2nd—December 25th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a liturgical text that we practice on both the full and new moon days. Composed by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in a sacred cave in Bhutan in 1968, the sadhana was an important turning point in his presentation of t Continue »

Learn to Meditate

June 2nd

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 »