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.

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The Sun Fund 2016 will be open for donations till Shambhala Day, February 27, 2017.
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Sadhana of Mahamudra (New Moon)

January 27th—July 23rd

The Sadhana of Mahamudra, a liturgical text, is practiced on the new moon days. It was written with the expressed intention of overcoming the obstacles of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and the world. Continue »

Contentment In Everday Life

with David Purcell & Theresa Card

February 14th—March 14th

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 »

Mamo Chants

February 16th—February 25th

The mamo chant is an elaborate protector offering traditionally recited from the twentieth through the twenty-ninth days of the last lunar month of the Tibetan year. By reciting the chant, we tune into the protector principle of awareness and reconnect wi Continue »

Drala Day

February 25th

COME INVITE THE DRALAS WITH US! It's traditional to spend the day before the celebration of the Tibetan New Year cleaning our space. Cleaning opens us up to new energy and invites the dralas. Please come lend your energy and enthusiasm and generos Continue »

Shambhala Day

February 27th

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the Tibetan New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. It is a time for us to express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage through feasting, convivial Continue »