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.



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 »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Chris Kreeger

October 14th—November 11th

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 »

The Mind's Play: Meditation, Contemplative Arts and the Creative Life

with Lance Brunner & Jennifer Parde

October 17th—October 19th

This weekend program offers an introduction to the principles and practices of the Shambhala approach to the contemplative arts. This will be will be a participatory and energizing program, including such activities as calligraphy, object arranging, movem Continue »