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.



Self & Collective Healing for Social Justice: Mindfulness Awareness = Medicine + Magic for our Movements with nisha ahuja & Melissa Moore

July 30th

Using the foundations of calm-abiding/insight meditation (based in Tibetan Buddhist teachings), dyad/large-group discussion, and our own innate wisdom, we will explore and go deeper with how to use mindfulness-awareness/mind training practices as a path t Continue »

Thursday Night Open House 7/31/14

July 31st

Our free, weekly, Thursday Evening Open House is for everybody. For those interested in learning the meditation technique, there is meditation instruction at 7:00, while others sit from 7:00-7:45. At 7:45 there is a tea/reception, followed by an Open Ho Continue »

Level III: Warrior in the World

with Yeshe Clarke

August 22nd—August 24th

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

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 »