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.



1st Sunday Community Gathering

October 4th

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 »

Learn to Meditate

October 6th

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

with Acharya Richard John

October 8th

Join us for the open house talk with this wonderful teacher. An early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Richard was appointed an acharya by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. For many years he has taught Shambhala Buddhist programs in North America, New Zealand, Continue »

Fearless Compassion

with Acharya Richard John

October 9th—October 11th

What does it mean to be a bodhisattva in our day and age? How can one be a true dharma warrior, engaging fully in the rat-race world of complexity, and still be a force for wisdom and benefit to others? The famous Buddhist slogans of Lojong (“mind trai Continue »

Refuge & Bodhisattva Vows

with Acharya Richard John

October 11th

The BODHISATTVA VOW is a further commitment to put others before one-self and to work wholeheartedly for their benefit. The basis of this vow is the aspiration to develop friendliness, compassion, and genuine insight through the practice of the six Pa-ram Continue »