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.

 

 

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Shastri Stephen Clarke

September 2nd—September 30th

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 »

Learn to Meditate 9/30/14

September 30th

Introduction to meditation "In peaceful abiding meditation, we ground our mind in the present moment. We place our mind on the breath and practice keeping it there. We notice when thoughts and emotions distract us, and train in continually returning ou Continue »

Thursday Night Open House 10/2/14

October 2nd

Our weekly open house is a perfect introduction to the�Shambhala Buddhist teachings�and an opportunity to connect with other practitioners. It begins with a group meditation practice, followed by tea and socializing. Then, there is an op Continue »

The Art of Community

with Heather Kasdan

October 5th—April 5th (2015)

Art of Community will create expressive art projects that share how meditation can be incorporated into various parts of our personal lives and to visualize an enlightened society based on the Shambhala teachings. Using storytelling and the meditative art Continue »

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Stephen Clarke

October 10th—October 12th

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 »